This Is Terrorism

[Content Note: Anti-choice terrorism.]

In 2011, Ralph Lang was arrested in Madison, WI, after he accidentally discharged his gun in a hotel room and admitted he had come to town with the explicit intent to kill abortion providers.

Lang has been convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to 10 years behind bars and 10 years extended supervision.
Though the prison sentence will be reduced due to the time spent in jail since his arrest, once he is released Lang will be forced to stay a mile away from any abortion or reproductive health facility as well as within 50 miles of the town of Marshfield, Wisconsin. Lang could also face federal charges for using a fire arm to interfere with others using a federally-funded program and using a firearm in a crime of violence that were previously dropped. It is unclear at this time if the Department of Justice will reinstate the charges.

Dane County Judge Nicholas McNamara handed down the sentence. "Your religious certainty is so superior you thought you have the right to kill your intended victims," he told Lang at the sentencing. "Instead, you've lost the right to be among us."
This is terrorism. Ralph Lang is a terrorist.

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