Anytime a life is lost, it is a tragedy. Such is the story of a woman who lost her life after a medically necessary late term abortion in Maryland. But what happened in the days after her tragic death, are nothing short of a crime.
That woman to the left is “pro-life” activist Jill Stanek. She is the topic of my piece today.
I am sure you are wondering what she has to do with the loss of the mother I mentioned above, and I will tell you. In the days after the Maryland woman’s death, Stanek, who claims to be “pro-life,” not only leaked the private information of the patient in question, but groups have been using it as a springboard for protests.
According to RHRealityCheck.com, Stanek was behind all of the following:
The name and picture of the woman, I’ll call her Marie, along with information about her job, marriage, and pregnancy were soon all over the internet. Protesters plastered Marie’s picture on signs and marched outside Dr. [LeRoy] Carhart’s clinic and held a “vigil” outside the emergency room where she was treated. Internet commentators characterized Marie’s husband, parents, and sister, who traveled with her from out-of-state for the three-day procedure, as everything from bad Catholics to killers. Beyond being immoral, unethical and unbelievably cruel, making the family’s tragedy public without their consent was likely illegal.
Which makes me question whether or not Stanek truly is “pro-life” as she claims in her activism.
It was hard to believe that someone who would claim to care so much for women, and life, would put a grieving family who is dealing with such a horrible loss through something so nasty. In fact, I am sure this woman would not have been a blip on her radar if she actually had died due to her pregnancy complications, which they were trying to eliminate.
I was watching coverage from The David Pakman Show, and wanted to share the video clip:
Alas, no matter what side of the argument or debate you sit on, not only were the actions of these pro-life advocates illegal, they were also downright shitty as human beings.
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