(This entry transcribes my first seven tweets, on June 12, 2009. Twitter purists may view the originals here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.)
In the 7th grade, I got kicked out of a Catholic-school-sponsored speech contest because I gave a pro-choice speech. That was 20 years ago.
It's ALWAYS seemed obvious and plain to me that a woman's will quite simply takes priority over the potential of a nonviable fetus. Period.
If your religious beliefs equate "nonviable fetus" and "person" that's your right. But you have NO right to enforce that belief as law.
Anti-choicers are seeing that America will not tolerate religion as law. We're horrified when Muslim nations do it, & we won't have it here.
And so the anti-choicers grow desperate, turning to violence, intimidation, harrassment, extremism, TERRORISM. Let's be clear on that.
Do anti-choicers not remember 9/11? Although many disagreed with the Bush admin's response, that terrorist act was clearly a call to action.
Anti-choice terrorism is a call to action. I've been talking for years about volunteering as an abortion clinic escort. I'm through talking.