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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Walking the gauntlet at clinic can be scary

Letter to the Editor

Concerning the court challenge to the New Hampshire abortion buffer zone law by the Alliance Defending Freedom: Years ago, my wife and I had to go through a gauntlet of these protesters that harassed and intimidated us as we made it to the front door of the clinic. The decision to terminate a pregnancy isn’t an easy one for anyone. In the case of my wife, our doctor informed us that there was a problem with the fetus and that it wouldn’t survive long after birth, if it made it that far. The doctor also told us that if we didn’t terminate the pregnancy it would pose a serious health threat to my wife. Even then, it wasn’t an easy decision. The scary thing about walking past these so called right-to-lifers is that you don’t know if there are any real crazies among them that might want to do harm to you.

The choice of what side to be on; pro-choice or pro-life, is basically an easy one. One side uses threats, intimidation, murder and other terrorist methods to force their viewpoint on you, the other side does not. I wonder how the Alliance Defending Freedom would feel about the right to free speech if they had to walk through a group of atheists trying to convince them of their viewpoint when they went to their offices every day? ...

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Concerning the court challenge to the New Hampshire abortion buffer zone law by the Alliance Defending Freedom: Years ago, my wife and I had to go through a gauntlet of these protesters that harassed and intimidated us as we made it to the front door of the clinic. The decision to terminate a pregnancy isn’t an easy one for anyone. In the case of my wife, our doctor informed us that there was a problem with the fetus and that it wouldn’t survive long after birth, if it made it that far. The doctor also told us that if we didn’t terminate the pregnancy it would pose a serious health threat to my wife. Even then, it wasn’t an easy decision. The scary thing about walking past these so called right-to-lifers is that you don’t know if there are any real crazies among them that might want to do harm to you.

The choice of what side to be on; pro-choice or pro-life, is basically an easy one. One side uses threats, intimidation, murder and other terrorist methods to force their viewpoint on you, the other side does not. I wonder how the Alliance Defending Freedom would feel about the right to free speech if they had to walk through a group of atheists trying to convince them of their viewpoint when they went to their offices every day?

Alan Gorecki

Litchfield