Wednesday News Roundup

Lots of news about those anti-choice wingnuts getting their comeuppance.

N. Carolina Anti-choicer on Trial for Making Those Wanted Posters – NPR
Abortion Bomb Plotter Pleads Guilty – Feminist Daily News
Dr. Warren Hern Speaks Ups about How Common Threats Against Abortion Providers Are – Time

On the other hand, the asshats are gloating about the election results. Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman has gone so far as to say “it’s like Christmas morning.” (Read it in the New York Times.)

Monday News Roundup

pumpkinPro-Life Pretense – RH Reality Check
Womanizers – Every Saturday Morning
Free Speech The Threatens My Life – Dr. Warren Hern
Pope Says Yes to Married Priests – BlogHer
CDC Advocates HPV Vaccine for Boys – Feminist Campus

Thursday News Roundup

mouse_click_270x270HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Denied Communion Because of Stance on Abortion – Washington Post
Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Guaranteed to Work – No, Not You
Hertz to Plead Not Guilty to Threatening Dr. Warren Hern – Denver Post
Policies to Curb Latina Pregnancies Have Failed – RH Reality Check
Personhood Amendment Could Outlaw Birth Control – Miami New Times
Exploring Global Attitudes Towards Sex Education – BBC

Washington Man Threatens Dr. Hern in Colorado

Dr. Warren HernDonald Hertz, a 70-year-old man from Spokane, Washington for allegedly making Donald Hertz, a 70-year-old man from Spokane, Washington for allegedly making threatening phone calls to the women’s health clinic in Boulder, Colorado where Dr. Warren Hern (pictured) performs late abortions. According to the New York Times:

Hertz, 70 . . . was arrested Wednesday in Spokane. He was charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce and violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act.
Mr. Hertz’s indictment was the first in an abortion case since the killing of Dr. George R. Tiller, an abortion provider from Wichita, Kan., who was shot to death in May while attending church, a Department of Justice spokesman said.

Mr. Hertz’s lawyer, W. Russell Van Camp, said Mr. Hertz, a retired real-estate and insurance broker who was released without bail Wednesday after a court appearance, would plead not guilty . . . Mr. Hertz faces a maximum prison sentence of up to six years and a fine of up to $350,000 if convicted.

Hertz is just one of the wing nuts to get caught up in a long line of anti-choice extremism. It’s reassuring to see the feds acting so quickly to indict Mr. Hertz, before he had an opportunity to act on those threats. Here’s to hoping that a jury convicts him and sends him to prison, where he belongs.