Netroots Radio — Anti #Abortion Updates: The Good & Bad News — (08/05/2015)

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Enhanced audio: Netroots AfterShow 08/05/15 — Anti #Abortion Updates: The Good & Bad News


Justice started us off with some really good news on the anti-abortion violence front: Angel Dillard is set to stand trial for threatening a doctor who had planned to become an abortion provider. The case was originally dismissed as “free speech” under the “wish/should/like” clause that is more famous for letting internet harassers off the hook. “Someone should X/Y/Z you” is often not seen as a threat because there is no active verb, i.e. “I will X/Y/Z.” Dillard’s “warning” style rather than committal language declaring she would commit the act described had gotten her off — but no longer. Having this vague threat now taken seriously in a state with so many anti-abortion legislators and law enforcement is a very positive shift.

Then we spent some time on my article for Rolling Stone on the Planned Parenthood attacks and the latest with #StandWithPP.

And before signing off, I dropped a tease: an announcement coming in the next Feminist Round-up….

Links to on-air references:

“Angel Dillard to Stand Trial for Threatening Abortion Provider” by Jessica Pieklo at RH Reality Check

My Rolling Stone article: “Planned Parenthood Under Attack by Anti-Abortion Hackers, Politicians

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