Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:45 PM
Purveyor (28,718 posts)
Rush Limbaugh Incites Violence Against Women Seeking Abortion
By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, January 18, 2013 11:26 EST
As everyone here reading knows, terrorism is a major concern for abortion providers. Just the other night, I went to an event for Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health, and one of the doctors speaking wasn’t on the advertising materials because the FBI believes the threats against his life are credible. Clinics are routinely vandalized, targeted for arson, and threatened. Doctors and staff are threatened, harassed, and as you all know, assassinated. But by and large, anti-choice militants are more interested in shaming and harassing patients than threatening or killing them. The main reason is that they’re interested in keeping up the front of being “pro-life”, and killing a pregnant woman means killing that ever-important fetus inside her.
But recently, anti-choicers have grown a bit tired of pretending that this is about “life” and instead tipping their hand more frequently to the fact that this is about punishing women for being sexual beings. The war on contraception makes it hard to pretend you care about fetuses, even though they do try to tie it back to that as often as possible with flimsy excuses, like pretending that cutting off family planning subsidies won’t lead to more abortions. So it makes sense that, in this environment, Rush Limbaugh would go ahead and put violence against women seeking abortion—which had previously been a no-no amongsts antis to talk about—on the table.
You know how to stop abortion? Require that each one occur with a gun.
While most of us think of Limbaugh as an ass clown who should never be taken seriously, for the far right that creates the pool for potential anti-abortion terrorists to come from, this guy is a god. And if not to them directly, to the people around him, so these ideas will trickle out. The far right’s discourse is structured along a “how far can we go?” kind of framework, and they’re constantly looking to each other for “permission” to take it to the next level. Well, now Limbaugh has given them that permission. Killing women seeking abortion has been put on the table.
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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:41 PM
siligut (12,272 posts)
4. I would bet there is porn out there
With a gun substituting for the male. This is from a crazed mind high on power and money, Rush gets reinforcement for being extreme. Unfortunately, his listeners are impressionable nowhere people who can't think for themselves and Rush Limbaugh gives their existence meaning. He needs to shut up with a stroke or heart attack.