May 3, 2007

Christian Terrorism: Alive and Well

"Why is it that the media and the government never calls the 'pro-life' groups who plant bombs at women’s clinics what they are: terrorists?" This question, asked by Zuzu at Feministe is certainly a good one. Unfortunately, we now have another occasion to ask it.

A bomb was found in the parking lot of the Austin Women's Health Center in Austin, TX. Fortunately, police were able to detonate it safely without injury to anyone. And yet, this incident should serve as a reminder that Christian terrorism is alive and well.
"We know that when abortion is in the news, we also see clinics targeted for increased violence and disruption," said Vicki Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation. The group put out a memo to abortion providers around the country, urging them to be alert.
As Zuzu recommends, it is time to recognize such acts for what they really are - terrorism. For more on this disturbing report, I encourage you to check out Austin Cline's post.

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