Originally Posted by The Bill
It may be perfectly rational to want to intimidate lawyers, jurors, and judges up to and including threats of bodily harm and death in order to make sure a son or daughter accused of a crime stays out of jail. But it's illegal.
Likewise, while it may rational for a father to want to kill an abortion provider to keep the mother from aborting the unborn child, it is illegal, because a woman's right to choose trumps a father's right to kill an abortion provider to help that woman exercise her reproductive rights.
Take, for example, Scott Roeder, who shot abortion doctor George Tiller and pro-life activists tried to raise money for his legal defense by selling a manual for anti-abortion militants. The "Army of God" manual describes several ways to shut down an abortion clinic, which includes bombing.
Again, nobody is saying that pregnant women, and those others who are able to, shouldn't be able to defend the life of the pregnant woman in order to save a wanted unborn child.
But why should we allow a law that is written in such a slippery-slope manner that justifies violence against people who are helping a woman exercise a legal right?