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august 30, 2009 11:52 pm

(This entry transcribes tweets from and about my trip to Omaha, NE to defend Dr. Carhart's clinic there after Operation Rescue announced that he would be the next target of their special brand of domestic terrorism.)

August 3, 2009

This is how it begins. Operation Rescue announces "campaign" against NE abortion provider Dr. Carhart, starts 8/28-29 http://tr.im/vjqi

At @LGBTCenterNYC for talk w/ Dr. Wicklund & Sunsara Taylor. Glad to see rather more GenXers than one might expect. Even a few Y! Near SRO.

My Q got A'ed. How to help Dr Carhart now that OR is after him? Dr W: 1) Letters of support 2) Bodies. Onsite. 3) $: siege is VERY expensive

Got Dr W to sign my book; exchanged contact info with some people. A fave line from a fave movie: I think they're conspiring to conspire!

August 5, 2009

RT @KS_NOW: Attn #ProChoice activists You are needed in Nebraska August 28th & 29th! Stay tuned for details!

August 7, 2009

RT @KS_NOW #ProChoice Activists WE NEED YOU! Come to Nebraska, defend Dr. Carhart's clinic! http://bit.ly/4Aj1rZ #p2 #tiller #fem2

August 15, 2009

Dr. Carhart risks his life for your rights. Please come to NE 8/27-29 & stand with him (& me!) against Operation Rescue http://bit.ly/16XJWR

Long must-read from Newsweek on Dr. Carhart: The Abortion Evangelist http://bit.ly/1bbccs Paragraph 3 fills me with--no other word--rage.

...the Esquire story on Dr. Hern didn't make me cry. But the Newsweek story on Dr. Carhart just totally demolished me. Fuck.

August 19, 2009

Help anti-choice protesters be useful for a change! Pledge-A-Picketer for Dr. Carhart's patients at http://www.pledge-a-picket.org/

August 26, 2009

OH HAI, mobile data service. Haven't seen you in a few days. I am boarding a plane to Wichita. Next stop after that: Dr. #Carthart's clinic

Welcome to Wichita: Air Capital of the World. Also: guns-in-checked-luggage capital of the world? http://twitpic.com/fe9ls

Margaritas. Gossip. Trash-talk. Venting. Presents. Hugs. Plotting. Planning. Activists make awesome friends.

August 27, 2009

Just picked up @themadvoter and @nicki2377. It's ON.

It's not too late for you to come to NE & help defend Dr #Carhart from Operation Rescue. Priceline a flight. Rent a car. Hitchhike. BE HERE.

Mount Saint Bag Lunch. Local support for the #Carhart clinic defense is AMAZING. Thank you Omaha!! http://twitpic.com/fj85k

August 28, 2009

You know what's classy? Anti-choicers who harangue the family members of abortion providers. Just sayin'. #carhart

.@Rizzz I am indeed in NE. Hanging out with my sign in front of Dr #Carhart's with several score of my closest pals!

I've met Terry O'Neill and Katherine Spillar here at Dr #Carhart's this morning. So great to have national leaders standing tall with us!

A small band of secular saints just rolled through with bagels and water. I am sharing around my 45 SPF and my array of extra-fat Sharpies.

Dr Carhart Is A Hero #carhart #signs

You can sing right along with us. "Every sperm is sacred / Every sperm is good / Every sperm is needed / In your neighborhood" #carhart

RT @LouisvillekyNOW @erintothemax CNN: Operation Rescue scales back at #Carhart's clinic because of NOW activists. http://tinyurl.com/mc4sw9

As we were walking for food, a sweaty dude in truck & cap stopped to tell us about his friend who got spat on by antis at Dr #Carhart's.

Thanks to PRCH (@reprodocs) for sending great shirts & totes to NE w/me! A big hit here at Dr #Carhart's http://twitpic.com/fl19f

For the next day & a half, my bosoms are being referred to as my "messaging zone" #carhart #36Csforchoice http://twitpic.com/flp4f

If God Gave Us Free Will, Does That Mean God Is Pro-Choice? #carhart #signs

Met @WendyNorris too! Looking forward to her coverage on @rhrealitycheck. Great crowd here at Dr #Carhart's; I'm so grateful to all of them.

Today? Was fucking awesome. #carhart

@KS_NOW Thank you for foregoing sleep to organize it!

Former employee of Dr #Tiller told us he had talked with her about being a target. Said he just hoped it'd be a good clean shot to the head.

Sign from god? I report, you decide RT @operationrescue: Power outage @ office this morning. Lightening struck transformer behind our office

August 29, 2009

I very much want to go and pet that big handsome bomb-sniffing dog. I guess he's busy though. #carhart

Someone I hadn't met before said "hi! I saw you talking on the news last night." Haven't seen it; hope I didn't sound like a dolt. #carhart

Dawn at Dr. #Carhart's clinic in Omaha. http://twitpic.com/foviy

Inside the property line, we hold the line. #carhart http://twitpic.com/fp03i

What the antis will see as they try to get as close as they can to Dr #Carhart's clinic entrance. http://twitpic.com/fp1lw

Fresh faces still arriving. A bunch of folks from Chicago just arrived to stand with us. #carhart

This charmer is shouting at patients, waving snuff posters & reading out medical descriptions of abortion http://twitpic.com/fp5ec

Antis at the end of the block are turning away cars looking for the clinic or directing them to their fake clinic across the street #carhart

RT @jenlabarbera An old priest just kicked thru the orange fence to kick down our NOW sign. Kicked me in the process. 1st assault of the day

New faces still arriving. Several from South Dakota just got here to stand with us for Dr. #Carhart. I've lost track now of how many we are.

What godly purpose, other than pure harassment & intimidation, is involved in photographing clinic patients? Seriously: I'm asking. #prolife

Anti threw herself past police lines at an entering car, waving a pic & screaming. Only 1 side here is respecting lines: not them. #carhart

Routed. Trounced. Thumped. Schooled. Owned. ...I'm out. Goodbye, Nebraska. Stay strong. TRUST WOMEN. #carhart

What do I win for getting pix of the exact same "Truth Truck" in 2 diff states in 1 day? CAUTION: gore. http://twitpic.com/fs9ew

Back in ICT. Same hotel, same baseball-game view. Keep expecting the crowd noise to be "Welcome! Welcome! This clinic STAYS OPEN!" #carhart

Also, WHY WAS I NOT INFORMED SOONER that Wichita's minor league baseball team is the Wingnuts?! You can't make this shit up @operationrescue

August 30, 2009

Six and a half hours later, despite a MASSIVE sleep deficit, I am wide awake. Maybe the Womb Police are right? God really does hate me.

Heading to the airport, rocking out to Obsession by Animotion. For my next trick: getting on a plane toting a camp chair and a protest sign.

The plane at my gate was meant to depart 1hr ago. Instead it just offloaded all its passengers. Who are trying to get to the same city as I.

OTOH, TSA staff at ICT are pro-choice. I have a sign saying "Dr Carhart Is Defending Freedom, I'm Defending Dr Carhart" & NO cavity search!

On a plane, at last. o/~ fill her coat with weapons, and help her get it on / 'cause one day, when she goes, she's gone o/~


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