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  •  I think it's time to curtail the ability (0+ / 0-)

    to inject oneself into the private medical matters of others. I mean, WTF, why on earth are fundamentalist nuts allowed to protest at clinics and harass law-abiding staff and patients in the first place? Maybe we could expand HIPPA to include preventing invasions of privacy outside of clinics?  

    Granted, that wasn't the scenario that played out on Sunday, but it's related. Given the violent history and the explosive rhetoric espoused by movement leaders and others in the media, extremist fundamentalist actions provide cover for conspiracy and harassment or worse. It also normalizes the idea of law-abiding citizens being stalked by those who would do them harm. Why is that still being allowed?

    I know there are first amendment issues with curtailing the right to peaceably assemble, but peace cannot be assumed in this scenario. And, ultimately, concerns for medical privacy and bodily safety should prevail.

    I think that maybe if women and children were in charge we would get somewhere. -James Thurber

    by CMYK on Tue Jun 02, 2009 at 07:17:32 PM PDT

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