Thursday, November 14, 2013

Anti-abortion activist’s “kidnap threat” goes viral.

… The group in question is Cicada Collective, a Texas organisation that advocates for reproductive justice, including providing the mentioned service of accompanying women to abortion clinics. The main reason why services like this exist in the first place is because women fear harassment from anti-abortion activists if they visit birth control clinics by themselves. Not only does this quote seem to confirm many women’s worst suspicions about anti-abortion activism, but it also adds to the fear they experience when visiting a clinic in the first place.

The quote originates from the Facebook page for Abolish Human Abortion, a Christian anti-abortion group with the slogan, “Bringing the light of the gospel into bold conflict with the evil of abortion.” Ever since the post went viral this weekend, the group’s Facebook page has been inundated with comments from people outraged by the post’s implications: that anti-abortion activists might endorse kidnapping pregnant women. As one Tumblr blogger pointed out, in Texas this could potentially be charged as a first degree felony. [READ MORE]

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