Ok, so I didn’t think I would ever post a news article, but I read this one in the San Francisco Gate and I thought I’d share. The title of the article is “Anti-abortion pony show today - hold the jeers.” I was flabbergasted when I read this (the part in bold is particularly… well… ridiculous):
“These people are just trying to provoke a reaction,” said Mayor Gavin Newsom’s spokesman Nathan Ballard. “Why give them what they want? San Francisco is a famously tolerant city. To threaten or intimidate those we disagree with goes against everything the city of St. Francis represents.”
“It is far better that they are walking around the streets of San Francisco than standing in front of the door of a clinic somewhere,” Supervisor Bevan Dufty said. “The best thing we can do is not give them the attention they want.”
I mean, I don’t even know how to respond to that. Are they seriously referencing St. Francis? … I mean WOW :ehh:. That is probably the most idiotic statement I’ve ever heard (other than that St. Augustine might have supported abortion). Not to mention these are city officials! Jeepers.
Of course, none of this is really a surprise… but it’s still pretty shocking.
Anyway, here is the whole article: