While we're all well aware of the fact that there are anti-choice protesters harassing people and doing terrible things every single day in our fine country, it's useful to occasionally be reminded, in order to sense the urgency of the situation, of the awfulness of some of their tactics. And we also need to be reminded of the power of taking action against — or flat-out ignoring — these extremist assholes.
For a fresh view of the depths to which the most vile anti-choicers will sink, all we need to do is talk to Todd Stave, who you might remember as the Maryland man who suffered endless harassment for being the landlord of one of the few abortion clinics where late-term abortions are performed. In response, Stave started Voice of Choice, the awesome organization that gives anti-abortion protesters a taste of their own medicine by harassing them back in the politest possible way (a calm phone call along the lines of "I know where you live"). But Stave says that the people who've been going after him had sunk to a new low, recently distributing a very disturbing flyer around the neighborhood in Baltimore where Stave's in-laws live. His in-laws, mind you, have absolutely nothing to do with the abortion clinic — their biggest "crime" is having a daughter who happens to be married to Todd.