Anti-Abortion Extremists Distribute "Wanted" Posters for Abortion Providers
Last night's Rachel Maddow Show reported that "wanted" posters targeting several abortion providers were distributed by anti-abortion extremists ... just before those abortion providers were assassinated. Posters created to describe the late doctors David Gunn, George Patterson and John Britton are terrifyingly specific, offering information such as physical appearance, addresses, license plate numbers and even children's names and ages. All three doctors were murdered in the months after the posters were distributed. A similar "wanted" poster was created for Dr. George Tiller, who of course was gunned down by an anti-abortion extremist in 2009. (On Monday, during the Rachel Maddow Show's usual time slot, MSNBC will air a new documentary called The Assassination of Dr. Tiller.) Now, new posters are being distributed for three abortion providers in the Charlotte, North Carolina, region, effectively putting a bounty on those doctors' heads.