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FEARS are held for the safety of women in Texas after an anti-abortion group infiltrated a pro-choice volunteering service, with the aim of kidnapping women to change their minds on abortion.
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 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."
It's absolutely ridiculous that the US still has "abortion clinics".
It's a medical procedure, it should be done in a hospital, and it should be a private issue.
Then there would be no issue of kidnappings.
It wasn't long before it was seen by the Cicada Collective, who described the post as a "horrifying".
The group blamed for the post, Abolish Human Abortion, have been defending themselves against angry users.
"We deny that we support it," they posted in response to one user.
"Kidnapping and abortion are wrong for the same reasons, they both violate the inherent rights and dignity of other human beings."
reply to post by Grimpachi
If the religious groups really wanted to decrease the number of abortions, they should:
1. Start distributing contraceptives.
2. Stop fighting every attempt to mandate birth control coverage by insurers.
3. Stop pushing abstinence only sex education.
Unfortunately, to some (the zealots), kidnapping women seems like a much better solution
People are terrorists now for wanting to save a child's life now Charles; I thought you knew.
reply to post by charles1952
Hey you could be right but can you blame them for assuming the worst considering past events like doctors being killed or clinics being burned. Some of those groups are in frenzy.
Edit; oops. Wrong thread.
replying to this one properly in a bit ...
Okay, now to properly reply.
What is wrong with these people?
It's not their choice to make!
I'm in favor of putting these people somewhere they can learn all about what it's like to have all their freedoms to make choices taken away from them until they learn the importance of minding their own business and allowing people their own choices.
edit on 11/12/2013 by AliceBleachWhite because: (no reason given)