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Heather
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Rachel Maddow covers this pattern and new developments excellently in this video here, which I'd implore you to watch: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/39770369#39770369

There's a lot to talk about with this, historically and currently, about this specifically and about all the anti-abortion violence that has occurred in the United States over the last few decades, but I'll let any of you lead after you watch.

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Cnon
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quote:
Originally posted by Heather:
Rachel Maddow covers this pattern and new developments excellently in this video here, which I'd implore you to watch: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/39770369#39770369

There's a lot to talk about with this, historically and currently, about this specifically and about all the anti-abortion violence that has occurred in the United States over the last few decades, but I'll let any of you lead after you watch.

That's just sick and wrong! [Eek!]

Cnon

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Nightshade
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So obviously the only way to get these "murders" to stop is by killing more people? And that makes a whole lot of sense how?

But oh I suppose it will go along with that concept of one life for a thousand, or the greater good theory. I personally have never seen an example of any reasoning with an extremist of any group being successful.

Why is this not a more widely talked about issue? Why is the American public not massively aware this is going on right under our noses. Apparently this is a nation at war within it's own borders.

I'm still appalled by the insane violation of privacy that is contained on the wanted posters. How exactly are they circulated? I mean surely they are posted on the stop sign at the end of the street?

But more importantly than that, if something isn't radically done we are going to see fewer and fewer doctors who will provide abortions. Then we will be straight back into the dark ages. Turning what can be a relatively safe procedure into something that is preformed in the back alleys and subways. More lives will be lost is this trend continues to and extreme point.

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Heather
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quote:
Why is this not a more widely talked about issue? Why is the American public not massively aware this is going on right under our noses. Apparently this is a nation at war within it's own borders.
I think these are REALLY important things to say and ask.

The truth is that clinic violence has been documented very well since the 80s. VERY WELL DOCUMENTED. yet at the same time, while it absolutely fits every definition of domestic terrorism, the prevalence of antichoice politics have resulted in it not being presented that way. Of course, this is also about women, still an oppressed population in this country and every other.

As well, we already have seen less and less doctors willing to provide abortion. In other words, this terrorism HAS been very effective. We have had a serious shortage of providers for some time. Plenty of clinics have to fly in providers in order to have them for patients.

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eryn_smiles
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This is terrifying and little better than if abortion were still illegal. Actually I feel lucky that I don't live in US and it is relatively much safer to be a provider here.

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Yakri
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It's confounding how some people can compress irony, hypocrisy, and illogicality into a single action or belief.


Senseless barely begins to describe it.

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steph1878
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The only difference between these radical anti abortion groups and the Taliban is about 8000 miles.
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