OpEd: “Anti-Abortion Extremism: The Effects of the Radicalization of the Pro-Life Message”

For my friends who READ. The right of every citizen to privacy in making decisions about their own reproduction and their own bodies is paramount in a free society. The common good is an equally important goal for all faithful citizens.

I do not support abortion as birth control and no sane person would, but the term abortion is misused and is problematic when being used in the context of late-term terminations. They are in fact deliveries, not abortions.

To suggest that a person is pro infanticide because they support a woman’s right to privacy regarding her own body is ridiculous. All citizens should have access to a broad range of reproductive services as well as the freedom to make informed choices regarding their own reproduction, male and female.


OpEd: “Anti-Abortion Extremism:  The Effects of the Radicalization of the Pro-Life Message” C. Dianne Phillips, Sciencegranny, July 7th, 2015

I wrote a response to an Al Jazeera article published earlier this week, associating domestic terrorism and the pro-life movement in America.

The article Anti-Abortion Extremists Are DomesticTerrorists, discussed how the radicalized few, who have murdered and use aggressive intimidation tactics, are in fact the definition of domestic terrorism. From the article, and speaking specifically about the murder of abortion doctors….

“This conception of terrorism is consistent with many experts’ definitions of the term. For instance, Bruce Hoffman, director of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, defines terrorism as “the deliberate creation and exploitation of fear through violence or the threat of violence in the pursuit of political change.” The power of terrorism, according to Hoffman, is that it is “designed to have far-reaching psychological repercussions beyond…

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