Whereas Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, Kansas was shot to death at church on Sunday, May 31;
Whereas there is a history of violence against providers of reproductive health care, as health care employees have suffered threats and hostility in order to provide crucial services to patients;
Whereas the threat or use of force or physical obstruction has been used to injure, intimidate, or interfere with individuals seeking to obtain or provide health care services; and
Whereas acts of violence are never an acceptable means of expression and always shall be condemned:
Now, therefore, be it Resolved,
That the Senate— (1) Expresses great sympathy for the family, friends and patients of Dr. George Tiller; (2) Recognizes that acts of violence should never be used to prevent women from receiving reproductive health care; and (3) Condemns the use of violence as a means of resolving differences of opinion.
Seems pretty straight forward and clear and not very controversial. But the GOP's overall support toward the systematic and ongoing violence against women’s health care clinics providers apparently now over rules murder.
This is a prime example showing what has happen within the GOP extreme rank and file. While the Republicans don’t actually shoot the doctors, they make it more than clear that they won’t condemn those who do. In fact, they actively support violent acts by their right wing media perspectives that lends credence to those that do commit these violent acts.
And since when did elected public officials get to make anonymous stands when they use their position as a public official? That’s crap! As a public figure…do it in the light of day with your name on it…Let us all see which of our elected officials supports the murdering of doctors.
And lastly, if the best the Senate can do is a non-binding resolution…we should think about fixing our system…apparently its full of weak tea assholes.