Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Crazy Flood Letter of the Day

It's actually a couple of days old now, but nonetheless, it's crazy!
Flood punishes the sins of Fargo

The Red River is predicted to go higher than it did in 1997 and second highest to 1897 and, Lord willing, it won’t be an unmanageable flood.

By: David A. Habiger, Amenia, N.D.

The Red River is predicted to go higher than it did in 1997 and second highest to 1897 and, Lord willing, it won’t be an unmanageable flood.

I am one of many who believe the flood of ’97 and the flood to come and our crumbling economy is our punishment for the horrible sin of abortion – the terrible cruel taking of our innocent precious brothers and sisters.

These floods are Fargo’s punishment for allowing that abortion mill to continue to operate a half-block from The Forum. We hopefully will hold the floodwater back this time, but not forever to once again get God’s blessings and rid America and Fargo of the likes of these abortionists and support Rep. Dan Ruby’s 1572 Bill to save the child in its mother’s womb to challenge Roe v. Wade. God will punish all for the terrible sin of abortion.

A little Google search of David Habiger brought some rather disturbing stories.

From an Eight Circuit Court of Appeals Judgement rejecting Habiger's appeal for an arrest after his violation of a temporary restraining order.

In its opinion, the North Dakota Supreme Court described the events leading up to the issuance of the TRO:

Since 1981, the Fargo Women's Health Organization

has operated a clinic which provides a full range of

gynecological medical services including first trimester

abortions. Approximately 75 demonstrations by

anti-abortion protestors have been held in the vicinity

of the clinic. It appears that most of these

demonstrations were peaceful, consisting of picketing,

leafleting, and speaking to people in the area near the

clinic. Beginning March 29, 1991, the character of the

protests changed. On that day, 26 people stormed the

clinic, broke down a door, occupied its rooms, and locked

themselves together using bicycle locks. The

demonstrators refused to leave, were arrested, and were

removed by Fargo police after their locks were removed by

a locksmith.

On nine other occasions in the ensuing seven months,

demonstrators were arrested for criminal acts committed

in conjunction with anti-abortion protests. As a result

of these actions, patients were confronted and jostled as

they attempted to walk to the clinic. Some patients were

able to reach the clinic only with the assistance of

volunteer "escorts" or professional security officers who

walked them through groups of hostile, screaming

protestors that surrounded them, stood in their way,

forced leaflets into patients' hands and otherwise

impeded patients' access to the clinic. Protestors

struck, pushed, and threatened escorts and guards with

physical harm. One protestor was arrested trying to

climb the clinic's fence in order to reach a patient

using the clinic's rear entrance.

Patients who attempted to drive to the clinic were

confronted at the entrance to the clinic parking lot.

Protestors stood in the way of the cars, climbed onto the

vehicles' hoods or under the cars. Some protestors

attempted to fasten themselves to the frames of cars in

order to delay their removal from the site. On one

occasion, protestors placed blocks against the tires and

attempted to cut a cable in order to disable a car after

they succeeded in stopping it in the clinic's driveway.

On another occasion, protestors waited across the street

from the clinic for a car to approach the parking lot at

which point they rushed into the street, stopped the car,

and blocked the public road. As a result of these

tactics, the clinic was effectively blockaded; patients

and staff could not enter or leave the clinic for hours

at a time.

The protestors called these blockades "rescues." At

anti-abortion rallies held after the "rescues" began,

spokesmen for the associations asked volunteers to

participate by being jailed for rescuing babies. The

rescues were to be part of a two-year campaign to force

the clinic to close.

Away from the clinic, protestors followed clinic

staff members in cars, and into grocery stores, airports,

and other public buildings. Their activities were

particularly intense against one of the clinic's doctors.

During a five month period, groups as large as 30

demonstrated at the gate of her home, congregating in

predawn hours, shouting and honking car horns, and

attempting to block the departure of the doctor and her

family members. Some protestors roamed on the doctor's

property, leaving a banner draped over a car, a baby

stroller and basket on her porch. During times when the

protestors were near the site, the doctor's house and

garage were vandalized. Protestors followed the doctor

in cars as she drove to Fargo or to the airport. Groups

waited for the doctor in airport parking ramps and rushed

at her, yelling and flashing cameras. They leafleted

cars at the school of the doctor's daughter, and two

protestors were asked to leave the school building when

they attempted to obtain a photo of her daughter. A car

full of protestors also followed the daughter of one of

the clinic's volunteers.

Just reading through all of this stuff sent shivers up and down my spine. It's chilling the great lengths Habiger and his cronies went to terrorize the people of Fargo.

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