The dispute between Randall Terry and Troy Newman sheds light on the way that activism can satisfy a person’s hunger for attention and influence—how it can become a power trip.
The Department of Homeland Security warned about a rise of right-wing extremism. Since then there have been at least three cases of domestic terrorism, and the rhetoric on the right is only becoming more frenzied and vitriolic.
Despite mounting threats to his clinic–and potentially his life–by
extremists with links to the murderer of Kansas Dr. George
Tiller, the DOJ has removed federal marshals that were protecting Nebraska Dr. Leroy Carhart.
Operation Rescue president Troy Newman is Facebook friends with a host of individuals who endorse violence against abortion clinics and providers.
Cristina Page takes one for the team and goes up against Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman on a PBS “Issue Clash,” debating late-term abortions.
Scott Roeder, the man charged with first-degree murder for
shooting George Tiller, spoke to the Associated Press today.
Anti-choice groups across the nation are busy insisting that since they didn’t personally pull the trigger, their protests, harassment, and hate speech are not to blame for the murder of Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. Yet some anti-choice activists — even now — seem only too happy to aid and abet the crazy ones who will resort to violence.
The contrasts between the extremist values and tactics of the far-right and those of progressives are being made more clear as the election intensifies.
Two anti-choice groups, both claiming the moniker “Operation Rescue,” will descend on the DNC to protest. Problem is, one group plans for an in-your-face rally with an illegal sit-in while the other group wants a peaceful demonstration.
Rachel Larris gets to the bottom of what really happened in Alabama this week when anti-choice protestors face off against clinic staff women trying to do their jobs.