Today in Anti-Choice Terrorism

[Content Note: Anti-choice terrorism.]

Anti-choice terrorism is one of the most common forms of terrorism in the United States, and it's also one of the least discussed. The political press renders it almost entirely invisible. Yet another attack on a clinic should be front page news and an urgent subject of discussion on cable news, but, yet again, it isn't.

Olivia Messer at the Daily Beast reports:
A Missouri man was charged Monday in federal court after surveillance video allegedly showed him setting fire to a Planned Parenthood Clinic last month in Columbia.

Wesley Kaster, 42, was arrested Saturday on arson charges, according to a statement from the Department of Justice.

Kaster is accused of placing a "seemingly heavy" bucket inside the building and then throwing a "Molotov cocktail-type device" in the early morning hours of Feb. 10, 2019. Kaster was recorded leaving the area and returning around 4 a.m., and minutes later, the footage showed smoke billowing from the broken glass door of the building.

The fire was completely extinguished by a sprinkler system before officials from the Columbia Fire Department arrived, but authorities noted that a glass wall had been shattered and that "an accelerant fueled the fire that was set inside," according to the criminal complaint. Investigators recovered two five-gallon buckets of gasoline near the remains of a Molotov cocktail.
It's very fortunate that no one was harmed.

The same weekend that Kaster was arrested, Donald Trump and Mike Pence appeared at CPAC, where Trump was repeatedly declared the "most pro-life president in American history" and Pence smeared Democrats as supporters of "infanticide."

This, too, is a result of the Trump Regime's campaign of stochastic terrorism. Calling abortionists "baby killers" and "murderers" over and over and over has demonstrably caused people to take up arms against them. The Trump Regime didn't start the violent anti-choice campaign of terror, but they are promoting and empowering it every chance they get.

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