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Radio Dispatch was at the top of my list when the ProLife Action League put my face on a poster. I knew John and Molly would be interested in both the anti-choice rhetorical and actual violence escalation as well as the corporate media dismissal of domestic terrorism perpetrated by white, Christian American citizens.
Nuanced and relevant, I knew this conversation would be the perfect place to start talking about the PLAL and their place in the anti-choice movement. Much thanks to John and Molly for jumping at the story and having me on basically last minute to talk about the state of reproductive healthcare access in this country and how picketers, targeting and intimidation tactics are contributing to the erosion of our rights.
Note: This tag is accompanying the clips from interviews on the PLAL. Feel free to tweet, write, and otherwise lobby your favorite media asking them to cover this story and the way it fits into the broader picture of access to care.
I don’t plan to quit talking about this. If it’s ok to target me with multiple posts, emails, internet memes, twitter harassment, etc. — who exactly does the ProLife Action League consider to be off-limits? I’m not exactly a private citizen considering my public activism and media work, but I’m certainly not the highest profile pro-choice advocate or talking head in this country.
More media seems to be taking notice that anti-choice groups aren’t limiting their targeting to slandering and threatening doctors. They’re moved on to journalists and activists. This is not ok. Still waiting on the corporate media to wake up. (Yes, I’m aware that could be a long wait, but I’m not giving up.)
So, thank you to John and Molly and other independent hosts/writers who understand the history and are appropriately outraged at the (at best) irresponsible behavior and rhetoric of the PLAL. Hopefully, it can shine a light on the behind the scenes destructive actions they’ve been engaged in since their public move to non-violence.
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