Operation Save America, headquartered in Waco, Texas will host a national event, Summer of Justice (commemorating the Summer of Mercy), in Wichita, July 16-23, 2016, composed of rallies, protests, and “street activity with different teams.” According to the OSA website, “there will be seven Word in Warfare teams at strategic locations in Wichita, two to four overpass teams, two display teams, two teams ministering at the local abortion mills, Planned Parenthood and South Wind, and campus/truth tour team.” Read more.
Anti-abortion violence isn’t occurring in a vacuum. Abortion providers are harassed, intimidated, and terrorized with WANTED-style posters around their homes, schools, and places of worship. Abortion providers are personally harassed and threatened at 51.9% of abortion clinics. Read more.
"One in five women’s health clinics in the United States experienced severe anti-abortion violence."
Tell Governor Sam Brownback to denounce the dangerous and inflammatory tactics of anti-abortion extremists who are coming to Wichita.
Increasing Threats against Abortion Providers
Targeted threats and intimidation of abortion providers has nearly doubled over four years. The percentage of clinics impacted by targeted threats and intimidation has increased from 26.6% of clinics in 2010 to 51.9% in 2014. In the past, an increase in threat levels has preceded an increase in the violence level.
For over four decades abortion providers throughout the United States have been under attack. There have been thousands of violent incidents including blockades, invasions, chemical attacks, arsons, bombings, death threats, sniper attacks, and cold-blooded murder. Since 1993, 12 abortion providers, first responders, patient supporters, and volunteers have been murdered by anti-abortion extremists; 30 others have been wounded, some critically.