Fox News guest and PJ Media contributor Denise McAllister is reportedly receiving death and rape threats. Her crime? Sending out a pro-life tweet.
On September 6, McAllister tweeted:
“The root of abortion hysteria is women's unhinged desire for irresponsible sex. Sex is their god. Abortion is their sacrament. It's abhorrent as women have flung themselves from the heights of being the world's civilized force to the muck and mire of dehumanizing depravity."
The Christian blogger reports subsequently being attacked across multiple social media platforms, and her private email inbox. On September 10, she tweeted “Due to threats against my life, my family is asking that I stay off social media until the situation is resolved. I don’t want to, but I need to respect their wishes at this time. I hope to return soon. Keep up the good fight, my friends.”
The following day, she revealed on Twitter that she was receiving police protection: “I have worked with the police. My home is now on police watch.”
"They are threats outside of Twitter, stating they know where I live," McAllister told JP Media. "Threats of rape and strangling.”
"My children are very frightened," added McAllister.
But she’s not backing down from her apparently controversial views on abortion.
"I am facing legit death & rape threats because I have dared to call out women who are hysterical about abortion and to challenge them to be responsible and not to elevate sex to the point that they're willing to kill human life to avoid their responsibilities," McAllister said. "How sick is that?”
Denise McAllister is not the only blogger to face outrage from progressives over her conservative views.
Back in January, Elizabeth Johnston, otherwise known as Activist Mommy, was threatened on Facebook. Johnston, a popular Christian blogger and homeschooling mother, is known for her viral rants. But then she started receiving death threats.
One Facebook group was even titled, "I will find Activist Mommy and burn whoever runs it alive."
Johnston said that when she reported the threats, Facebook stated that the group was not in violation of their community standards.
"We looked over the group you reported, and though it doesn't go against one of our specific community standards,” replied Facebook, “we understand that the group or something shared in may still be offensive to you and others."
That didn’t sit well with Johnston.
"With a death threat, you never know 100 percent if someone is going to follow through on their threat. But it is the job of Facebook to take all targeted death threats seriously. That is their job," Johnston said.
"For them to say that because now that the page has edited itself to claim that it is satire that they are not going to take the death threats seriously, just shows that we are all defenseless on Facebook's platform, especially public figures."
The pro-life group Students for Life has documented dozens of incidences of vandalism against student members. Their interactive map displays locations where clubs have been targeted.