Albuquerque has seen a rash of abortion clinic violence in the past few weeks. One clinic was burned to the ground, another was set ablaze but suffered minor damage, and a third, a family planning clinic, had its windows broken.
Although major violence against clinics has decreased over the years, Dr. Curtis Boyd, the surgeon whose clinic was destroyed in Albuquerque, summed up the situation perfectly:
“After working on the abortion reform movement for 40 years, I wake up and I still can’t believe we’re still where we are. When will it stop? . . . I’m going to have to accept the fact that I’m going to die before the rights of women are secured, and the violence against providers and staff comes to an end.”
– David S. Cohen