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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:16 AM

Stabbing-Anti-Abortion Harassment Outside Of Planned Parenthood Clinic That Doesn’t Perform Abortion

Stabbing Results From Anti-Abortion Harassment Outside Of Planned Parenthood Clinic That Doesn’t Perform Abortions
By Tara Culp-Ressler on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:52 am

Yesterday, a 22-year-old woman kicked an anti-abortion protester’s sign as she made her way into an Oregon-area Planned Parenthood clinic, and the protester pushed her in response. The woman returned with her father, who instigated a physical confrontation with the protester — later identified as 54-year-old Christopher R. Tolhurst — which resulted in Tolhurst repeatedly stabbing the man. The Oregonian reports that he remains in the hospital recovering from seven stab wounds to the abdomen.

A spokesperson for Planned Parenthood for Southwestern Oregon explained to the Associated Press that the clinic that inspired the violent confrontation only provides health services, such as contraception and cancer screenings, and doesn’t perform any abortion services. Nevertheless, residents of the neighborhood confirmed that Tolhurst regularly harasses the clients who visit the health clinic:

Neighbor Charlotte Cook said the protester would accost people coming and going through the area.

“It was an accident looking for a place to happen,” she said.

Cherie Adams said he would yell obscenities at her when she walked past him, and she changed her route to work.

“He’s been out there for months,” she said. “He’s screaming at people. I had a feeling something like this would happen.”


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http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/10/24/1078591/stabbing-planned-parenthood-abortions/

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Reply Stabbing-Anti-Abortion Harassment Outside Of Planned Parenthood Clinic That Doesn’t Perform Abortion (Original post)
kpete Oct 2012 OP
Drale Oct 2012 #1
redqueen Oct 2012 #4
Maine-ah Oct 2012 #6
opiate69 Oct 2012 #12
A-Schwarzenegger Oct 2012 #16
4th law of robotics Oct 2012 #15
seabeyond Oct 2012 #19
4th law of robotics Oct 2012 #20
Maine-ah Oct 2012 #23
4th law of robotics Oct 2012 #24
Maine-ah Oct 2012 #25
Ptah Oct 2012 #14
uppityperson Oct 2012 #18
MadrasT Oct 2012 #21
Maine-ah Oct 2012 #27
ck4829 Oct 2012 #2
justiceischeap Oct 2012 #3
Zalatix Oct 2012 #5
progressoid Oct 2012 #7
redqueen Oct 2012 #8
kestrel91316 Oct 2012 #11
backscatter712 Oct 2012 #9
opiate69 Oct 2012 #17
jeff47 Oct 2012 #10
EOTE Oct 2012 #13
LisaL Oct 2012 #30
NickB79 Oct 2012 #22
Carolina Oct 2012 #26
Jamastiene Oct 2012 #28
LisaL Oct 2012 #29
freshwest Oct 2012 #31
NNguyenMD Oct 2012 #32
LisaL Oct 2012 #33

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:28 AM

1. This is a terrible thing

Last edited Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:40 PM - Edit history (1)

but he probably would have went off on someone eventually and maybe killed someone. I hope they charge him with attempted murder and he spends a long amount of time in prison

One bad post does not equate being a Conservative. I made a mistake post and he changed if maybe the people who said hurtful things to me need to do the same.

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Response to Drale (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:40 AM

4. Rape is abhorrent.

It is popular to advocate the use of rape as a punishment, but it is a sentiment that has no place on DU.

Bigoted slurs are also unwelcome.

Would you please consider rewording your post?

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Response to redqueen (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:42 AM

6. I'll second that request.

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Response to Maine-ah (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:58 AM

12. Thirded

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:58 PM

16. Fourthed.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:28 PM

15. "It is popular to advocate the use of rape as a punishment"

 

. . . for men.

It is not popular to say the same thing for women.

Sure a few fundies do. But it doesn't have the same popular support as "hope you don't drop the soap" statements directed towards men.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:29 PM

19. i challenge you to find a woman that says this. it is popular FOR MEN to advocate prison rape of

men as a joke.

and women consistently call the men out that does it.

you are welcome.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:30 PM

20. I've seen both men and women joke about this

 

of course since our culture says it's acceptable and our culture is a majority female (roughly 51%) . . . .

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:04 PM

23. well this woman, and many others

do not find this as acceptable. The post should be hidden, or modified by the poster.

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Response to Maine-ah (Reply #23)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:05 PM

24. Oh I agree

 

I was just noting the double standard.

We wouldn't even be discussing this if it were a joke about a woman being raped as punishment (or a sincere wish).

That post would have been hidden six to zero and the poster banned.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #24)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:37 PM

25. oops...sorry

I hope I didn't sound like too much of an ass.


perhaps I should hold off on posting - just got back from a wine tasting at work .....

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Response to Drale (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:21 PM

14. Your hope for "long amount of time in prison being someones bitch" does not belong here on DU

Please reconsider your membership here.

Perhaps a more conservative site will welcome your medieval mindset.

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Response to Drale (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:24 PM

18. Thank you for the edit. Thank you for being considerate

Last edited Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:32 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to Drale (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:55 PM

21. Appreciate the edit. Thank you. n/t

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Response to Drale (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:44 PM

27. thank you, Drale.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:35 AM

2. This is just more evidence they aren't protesting abortion

They're protesting the idea that a woman's uterus is the property of the woman who has it.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:37 AM

3. Wish I could rec your comment. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:41 AM

5. No cops doing their job there. But if you protest around a bank, WHAM! Baton and mace spray time!

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:42 AM

7. That wasn't "an accident looking for a place to happen”

There was nothing accidental about it.

Monsters.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:45 AM

8. Yeah, that was a bizarre characterization.

You have to wonder about the journalist and editor who decided to use it.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:55 AM

11. It wasn't accidental attempted murder????

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:46 AM

9. If I ever have to deal with anti-abortion protesters, I'm bringing pepper spray.

If one of them touches me, I will introduce them to liquid pain.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:10 PM

17. + 1,000,000,000

A taser would work too...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:51 AM

10. Hey, he was just Stabbing for Jesus. (nt)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:17 PM

13. Uhhh, so what happened to this Tolhurst asshole?

The article doesn't mention as far as I can tell. He's going to spend a very long time in jail, I hope.

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Response to EOTE (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:06 PM

30. They haven't arrested him.

I am sure he will claim self-defense.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:13 PM

22. A pro-lifer tries to murder someone.

Why am I not surprised?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:03 PM

28. I want to know how is it "an accident" when the guy got stabbed 7 times.

That "neighbor" who said it was an "accident" looking for a place to happen needs to get her head out of her ass and realize stabbing someone 7 freaking times is way more than an "accident."

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #28)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:04 PM

29. It's an expression.

If you expect something might happen and it does, you say its an accident waiting to happen. Doesn't mean it actually was an accident.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:06 AM

31. Armed to kill and ignorant. Pro-lifers love to kill people. Expect a bombing next.

They don't perform abortions, but for these mindless maniacs, the words Planned Parenthood is a red flag. Ready to go off at a moment's notice, showing up to bully women. Jesus is weeping for the lost souls of these hateful mobs.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:21 AM

32. Assault with a deadly weapon or attempted murder?

Or aggravated assault? What can this nutcase protester be charged with?

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Response to NNguyenMD (Reply #32)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:22 AM

33. He hasn't been charged with anything.

He is claiming self-defense. And it probably is going to fly.

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