Wednesday, May 20, 2015

#AvlNews: Planned Parenthood posts, Strive not to Drive

[Note: Written by Casey Blake, this article, which included a little section on bicycling, appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Sunday, May 17, 2015.  See my few comments of response above.]

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Planned Parenthood posts

Several threads on Facebook and Reddit last week have popped up after a user posted photos of a man using a long-lens camera outside the new Planned Parenthood clinic, photographing anyone coming and going then posting the photos to a pro-life blog.

One post on the West Asheville Exchange Facebook page drew more than 650 comments, with members calling the photography harassment and organizing counter protests to the voyeur-style photography.

The pro-life blog, run by Meredith Eugene Hunt, includes strings of photos of volunteers, unidentified women and even an electrician working on wiring. The captions include extensive commentary, ranging from the author's thoughts on "killing children" to speculation over why a volunteer's backpack might be partially unzipped.

The national Planned Parenthood Federation has given the Asheville clinic, which celebrated its opening last week, including an appearance by Planned Parenthood president and pro-choice advocate Cecile Richards, a lot of social media love as well, hailing the opening as an unusual bright spot for pro-choice progress in the South.

1 comment:

M.H............................ said...

The number of postings stands at about 800 now. I didn't actually count them.