Words of Choice: Showing Intimidation of Providers on YouTube
“The Center for Reproductive Rights becomes the latest pro-choice nonprofit to discover the YouTube world with a short video on the dangers facing abortion providers. The timely five-minute video, Intimidation &, Harassment: Abortion Providers Under Siege, is described as the first in a series of three videos.
The video, posted at the link above or on YouTube, begins with an interview of Jennifer Boulanger, director of the Allentown Women’s Center, who says, “The sole purpose of home picketing is to intimidate and harass. It is not about free speech …. and that needs to be recognized.” With well-used underscoring, Boulanger goes on to describe how anti-abortion zealots tracked her down and home, and harassed her and her neighbors. The protesters are shown, as well. One — barely heard — thinks long an hard before answering a question from the videographer — “Do you think you are actually doing anything, you are having an impact?” (He says a barely audible ‘naw.’) The film goes on to show the anti-abortion websites where provider information is posted, along with pictures of clinic bombings, actual and suspected assailants.”
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