Operation Rescue, an anti-choice organization based in Wichita, KS, has most recently been in the news lamenting their poor finances in a fundraising appeal to donors. There is speculation they could close, although spokespeople for this douchebag of an org now say that's not true. Too bad I say.
As soon as I heard about this, I thought it was just a fundraising appeal, nothing more. Quite frankly it's too good to be true that these people who have built their lives upon the harassment and in some cases deaths of doctors, counselors, receptionists, ordinary women would find themselves obsolete. Why do people support an organization that is based on harassment, and in the name of life? What a joke, what a sad, sad joke.
While Operation Rescue may or may not be in financial troubles, I do know that the many local abortion funds throughout the country always need more support. As I’ve said before, if you can, if you have any ability to give even $20, please find a local or national fund from the National Network of Abortion Funds website. You can also consider becoming a monthly donor. I do it, and it’s only $15/month, which actually isn’t too big a bite, even out of a paycheck like mine.
[Edit from placenta sandwich: check this out - text of OR's fundraising plea - i found it both incredibly hokey and vaguely threatening...what do you think?]