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  •  While clinic security has improved over the years (1+ / 0-)
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    the mediated stereotypes of liberals as less competent in countering terror applies here and abortion clinics' employees will remain vulnerable until liberals get past their ignorance about active security. Liberals might learn to adopt a libertarian position on opposing force and reframe their figurative and literal vulnerability with greater attention to armed self-defense and using more extensive security measures. Dr. Tiller might have benefited from a professional bodyguard even though it makes us seem more like a Third-world country, but there seems to be a surplus of Blackwater-type contractors available. The law enforcement community in Wichita in the light of their ineffectiveness in catching the BTK klller does seem relevant here.

    Their murders, bombings and arsons have combined with harassment, stalking and vandalism to drive many gynecologists, nurses and other practitioners who believe in reproductive choice away from providing women with legal abortions. Many who continue to do so take different routes to work every day, wear bulletproof vests, or, like Dr. Warren Hern, who operates out of the Boulder (Colorado) Abortion Clinic, never sit in front of a window with the shades open

    Pendelton State University is a college located in Rutherford, Ohio.

    by annieli on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 06:01:22 PM PDT

    •  Tiller had a bodyguard. And armored car (0+ / 0-)

      after the first time he was shot.

      http://www.kansas.com/...

      Former U.S. marshal says Tiller took steps to keep himself safe
      BY TIM POTTER, The Wichita Eagle

      For a significant part of Richard Schroeder's career, first as a U.S. marshal and later as a private detective, he helped protect George Tiller.

      Be good to each other. It matters.

      by AllisonInSeattle on Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 11:32:21 AM PDT

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      •  So why wasn't one with the principal at the (0+ / 0-)

        church, since there have been recent precedents for such violence?

        Pendelton State University is a college located in Rutherford, Ohio.

        by annieli on Sun Jun 14, 2009 at 05:16:56 PM PDT

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