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In the U.S., violence directed toward abortion providers has killed at least eight people, including four doctors, two clinic employees, a security guard, and a clinic escort...According to statistics gathered by the National Abortion Federation (NAF), an organization of abortion providers, since 1977 in the United States and Canada, there have been 17 attempted murders, 383 death threats, 153 incidents of assault or battery, and 3 kidnappings committed against abortion providers... According to NAF, since 1977 in the United States and Canada, property crimes committed against abortion providers have included 41 bombings, 173 arsons, 91 attempted bombings or arsons, 619 bomb threats, 1630 incidents of trespassing, 1264 incidents of vandalism, and 100 attacks with butyric acid ("stink bombs"). The New York Times also cites over one hundred clinic bombings and incidents of arson, over three hundred invasions, and over four hundred incidents of vandalism between 1978 and 1993. The first clinic arson occurred in Oregon in March 1976 and the first bombing occurred in February 1978 in Ohio. Source

Does this sound like a "pro-life" movement to you? Me neither. I suggest denying the forced birth movement the privilege of self-identifying as such.
tisiphone: (Default)
In the U.S., violence directed toward abortion providers has killed at least eight people, including four doctors, two clinic employees, a security guard, and a clinic escort...According to statistics gathered by the National Abortion Federation (NAF), an organization of abortion providers, since 1977 in the United States and Canada, there have been 17 attempted murders, 383 death threats, 153 incidents of assault or battery, and 3 kidnappings committed against abortion providers... According to NAF, since 1977 in the United States and Canada, property crimes committed against abortion providers have included 41 bombings, 173 arsons, 91 attempted bombings or arsons, 619 bomb threats, 1630 incidents of trespassing, 1264 incidents of vandalism, and 100 attacks with butyric acid ("stink bombs"). The New York Times also cites over one hundred clinic bombings and incidents of arson, over three hundred invasions, and over four hundred incidents of vandalism between 1978 and 1993. The first clinic arson occurred in Oregon in March 1976 and the first bombing occurred in February 1978 in Ohio. Source

Does this sound like a "pro-life" movement to you? Me neither. I suggest denying the forced birth movement the privilege of self-identifying as such.
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Per the comments on a very good Amanda Marcotte article this morning, I will now be referring to the "pro-life" lobby as "pro-forced birth." Because that's their position - not pro-improved contraception, not pro-sex ed, not pro-any possible means of ensuring pregnancies don't happen. They're just "pro you made your bed and now my god and our mutual state is going to make damn sure you lie in it."
tisiphone: (Default)
Per the comments on a very good Amanda Marcotte article this morning, I will now be referring to the "pro-life" lobby as "pro-forced birth." Because that's their position - not pro-improved contraception, not pro-sex ed, not pro-any possible means of ensuring pregnancies don't happen. They're just "pro you made your bed and now my god and our mutual state is going to make damn sure you lie in it."

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