Posts Tagged anti-choice extremism

“It will be like having a doll in my arms”

Good morning, and welcome to the worst story you’ve read all day even though it’s only 9am.

Earlier this week, we covered the story of the 11-year-old Chilean girl who is pregnant as a result of rape by her mother’s partner, and who is being denied an abortion because they’re not legal in Chile, even in cases of rape, incest, and to save the mother’s life. This case ticks all three of those boxes.

Raw Story reported yesterday that Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is praising the “maturity” of this little girl because she will not seek an illegal abortion. Everything about this story makes my heart hurt:

The conservative president of Chile praised an 11-year-old girl’s “depth ...

Good morning, and welcome to the worst story you’ve read all day even though it’s only 9am.

Earlier this week, we covered the story of the 11-year-old Chilean girl who is pregnant as a result of ...

Quote of the Day: Shooting abortion providers “will be a blessing to the babies”

In a recording posted to YouTube, Iowa anti-choice activist Dave Leach says that it would a “blessing to the babies” if someone shot the brave folks who recently re-opened Dr. George Tiller’s former abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas.

“If someone would shoot the new abortionists, like Scott shot George Tiller, … hardly anyone will appreciate it but the babies. It will be a blessing to the babies. Everyone else will panic. Of all places to open up a killing office, to reopen the one office in the United States more notorious for decades than any other is an act of defiance against God and the last remaining reverence for human life.”

The recording is all the more chilling since Leach ...

In a recording posted to YouTube, Iowa anti-choice activist Dave Leach says that it would a “blessing to the babies” if someone shot the brave folks who recently re-opened Dr. George Tiller’s former abortion clinic ...

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Psst, anti-choicers! Your real agenda is showing!

What did you do this weekend? Did you attend a rally to protest the Obama administration’s infringement on religious liberty? Probably not. Because even if you did go to Friday’s Stand Up for Religious Freedom rally in Washington, D.C., that’s not what that rally was about.

Yes, I know, it has “religious freedom” in the title, but that’s a front. It’s not about religious freedom; it’s about contraception and the evils it has wrought on our culture. Evils like education and careers for women, bodily autonomy, and sex for pure pleasure.

At Salon, the wonderful Sarah Posner has profiled some of the people behind Friday’s rally, including David Bereit, co-founder of 40 Days for Life. Here’s what Bereit has to ...

What did you do this weekend? Did you attend a rally to protest the Obama administration’s infringement on religious liberty? Probably not. Because even if you did go to Friday’s Stand Up for Religious Freedom rally ...

Undercover anti-choicers use sex-selective abortion in attempt to discredit Planned Parenthood

It seems that anti-choice zealot Lila Rose and her team at Live Action may be at it again. You’ll no doubt remember that last year the conservative “sting” operation “uncovered” the horrifying fact that Planned Parenthood provides health information and services to sex trafficking victims. Now a string of similar incidents suggests the focus of Live Action’s next video may be sex-selective abortion. The Huffington Post report:

According to Planned Parenthood spokesperson Chloe Cooney, clinics in at least 11 states have reported two dozen or more “hoax visits” over the past several weeks, in which a woman walks into a clinic, claims to be pregnant and asks a particular pattern of provocative questions about sex-selective abortions, such as how ...

It seems that anti-choice zealot Lila Rose and her team at Live Action may be at it again. You’ll no doubt remember that last year the conservative “sting” operation “uncovered” the horrifying fact that Planned Parenthood ...

Quick Hit: Mississippi’s one abortion clinic may be forced into closure

Mississippi only has one abortion clinic, in the whole state, and that clinic is now at threat of being shut down with the signing of what reproductive rights activists call a TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers)  law. Under these laws, states come up with bogus regulations for clinics to have to meet or they risk being shut down. We’ve seen this before, it’s a tactic to use alternative methods that don’t even include pro-life/anti-choice language in the legislation to shut down a clinic. But ultimately, they are direct attacks on abortion clinics, since even other health care facilities are not subject to the same regulations.

The Mississippi law requires all physicians who work at in-state abortion clinics to be board-certified ...

Mississippi only has one abortion clinic, in the whole state, and that clinic is now at threat of being shut down with the signing of what reproductive rights activists call a TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) ...

Terror in our midst: Clinic bomber admits he did it “because they’re killing babies there”

This is what domestic terrorism looks like, folks.

Via TPM, the man accused of bombing a Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin said yesterday that he did it “because they’re killing babies there.”

As in, he joined the growing list of extreme anti-choice domestic terrorists who bomb, shoot, and act with intent to kill, sometimes succesffully, in the name of their “pro-life” cause.

In this case, the explosion didn’t kill anyone. It started a  fire that caused a small amount of damage to the building. But that doesn’t change what this was. This this was no single act of failed mischief. This was not the exception, and Grady is not some extremist lone wolf. As Chloe put it when we first reported the story earlier this week, we need to call this what is is: ...

This is what domestic terrorism looks like, folks.

Via TPM, the man accused of bombing a Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin said yesterday that he did it “because they’re killing babies there.”

As in, he joined the growing list ...

Tennessee bill would expose identities of abortion providers and possibly patients

Remember how anti-choice domestic terrorist group Operation Rescue created an online database of abortion providers across the country, leaving a terrifying opening for anti-choice harassment and violence? Well, it looks like legislators in Tennessee are trying to make the process easier for antis by making it a legal requirement:

The latest salvo in the abortion wars comes in the form of a bill in the Tennessee Legislature that would result in the online publication of the names of doctors who perform abortions, and — according to critics of the measure — potentially out individual women who undergo the procedure.

The Life Defense Act of 2012, which is under consideration in the Tennessee House, would direct the state ...

Remember how anti-choice domestic terrorist group Operation Rescue created an online database of abortion providers across the country, leaving a terrifying opening for anti-choice harassment and violence? Well, it looks like legislators in Tennessee are ...

Oklahoma Senator wants to make 100% sure we don’t eat aborted fetuses

I think this qualifies as the very definition of a solution in search of a solution.

A Republican state senator from Oklahoma City introduced a bill Tuesday that would ban the use of aborted human fetuses in food, despite conceding that he’s unaware of any company using such a practice.

Freshman Sen. Ralph Shortey said his own Internet research led him to believe such a ban is necessary and prompted him to offer the bill aimed at raising “public awareness” and giving an “ultimatum to companies” that might consider such a policy.

Well, if THE INTERNET told you! Actually, it seems that Shortey is probably talking about a recent anti-choice boycott of Pepsi (which somehow, sadly, flew under our radar) because they’ve ...

I think this qualifies as the very definition of a solution in search of a solution.

A Republican state senator from Oklahoma City introduced a bill Tuesday that would ban the use of aborted human fetuses in ...

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