Today in Anti-Choice Terrorism

[Content Note: Anti-choice terrorism.]

There are a lot of things that don't get called terrorism in this country, but chief among them is the anti-choice movement, which is the most brazen, unapologetic terrorist campaign in the US, its co-ordination and orchestration done right out in the open, where no one in the media or politics will call it what it is. It is an inherently violent ideology, backed by a decades-long campaign of intimidation, harassment and violence directed at abortion providers and abortion seekers, that is ignored by one party and mainstreamed as a central plank of its party platform by the other.

And still, every goddamn episode of blatant terrorism against women's clinics is treated like an isolated fucking incident.

Last night, Democratic Texas State Senator Wendy Davis' office was firebombed, ten days after participating in a Planned Parenthood rally.

image of burned door

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident, as a staff member was able to leap over the flames and put them out with a fire extinguisher. An arrest has been made, and, surprise, it's a dude.

But of course there's nothing to see here, move along, and certainly no reason for our president to address THIS ACT OF TERRORISM, because it's part of a campaign of terrorism against pro-choice women et. al. and we don't fucking matter.

[H/T to @scATX.]

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