One of Montana’s only women’s health clinics that provides abortion care was attacked yesterday. All Families Healthcare is the area’s only provider – the next closest is in Helena.
The attack came on the eve of a planned 40 day protest by anti-choice groups, which goes by the name “40 Days for Life.” As Don Pogreba writes at Intelligent Discontent, this is shocking and terrible news.
The first provider to be murdered in in the U.S. was in 1993. As the National Abortion Federation reports, “there have been seven subsequent murders and numerous attempted murders of clinic staff and physicians, several of which occurred in their own homes.” In 2009, Dr. George Tiller was shot to death in his church in Kansas.