Americans recall the tragic murder in 2009 of late-term abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller. Although most anti-choice groups publicly denounced this tactic, many anti-abortion extremists were supportive of his killer, Scott Roeder, both privately and in social media. In their efforts to end abortions, so-called “pro-life” forces have developed another nefarious technique.
Outright murder is the most extreme tactic used by extremist anti-abortion forces, but a report in yesterday’s edition of Australian media outlet, News.com.au, hints at yet another insidious effort underway:
A post circulating on Facebook released the email of a volunteer group within The Cicada Collective, an ‘autonomous community-centred group of reproductive justice organisers located in North Texas.’
According to the post, the Collective was looking for volunteers to ‘shuttle TX women around for their abortion appointments,’ and [the post] called for anti-choice campaigners to apply, undercover, in a bid to lure the women away.
It then urges the undercover guises to instead ferry the women to a Church to delay the abortion and ultimately, change her mind.
‘I’m not suggesting you actually take a [sic] woman to an abortion clinic,’ it reads.
‘It’s a wonderful opportunity to minister to an abortion minded woman for an hour while you DON’T take her to the clinic.’