Pro-lifers have one more reason to be suspicious of the Obama Administration. The same domestic terrorism report that considered those who are “reverent of individual liberty” and “suspicious of centralized federal authority” to be part of the “extreme right-wing” terrorist group also singles out pro-lifers. This Department of Homeland Security document is part of a research project that is trying to “aid the intelligence and law enforcement communities in identifying potential terrorist threats and support policymakers in developing prevention efforts.” Life News reports that:
Under a headline, “Terrorism” on page 9, the manual describes the frequency of terrorist attacks and details what it terms “category of ideological motivation” to describe groups it believes are more prone to acts of terrorism. One section includes pro-life advocates:
Single Issue: groups or individuals that obsessively focus on very specific or narrowly-defined causes (e.g., anti-abortion, anti-Catholic, anti-nuclear, anti-Castro).
Later the document includes tables that graphically show the number of attacks and the manual, again, claims pro-life people are behind them.
Unfortunately, the much discussed DHS report is not the first time the Obama Administration has tried to marginalize the pro-life crowd.
In January 2010, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the agency charged with keeping American travelers safe from terrorism said as much. A video showed Transportation Security Administration nominee Erroll Southers including pro-life advocates in a list of terrorist groups.
The documentary asked Southers, “Which home-grown terrorist groups pose the greatest danger to the U.S.”
Southers explained, “Most of the domestic groups that we pay attention to here are white supremacist groups. They’re anti-government, in most cases anti-abortion, they are usually survivalist type in nature, identity oriented.”
“Those groups are groups that claim to be extremely anti-government and Christian identity oriented,” he continues.
The attack on pro-lifers, dangerous and creepy though it is, should not be a surprise. After all, this is coming from the administration of a president who has opposed the ban on partial-birth abortion and opposed a bill in the Illinois State Senate that would have prevented babies who survived an attempted abortion from being killed. So the “extremist right-wing” pro-life crowd that makes up the majority of the country will have to live with being considered a domestic terror suspect.
Editor's Note: This post was authored by Townhall.com editorial intern, Kyle Bonnell.
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