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You did not there say anything about intent, and it's not apparent to me that there's a distinction anyway. Clearly, the intent behind abortion is to kill an innocent person. That's the effect and purpose of the act.
If, as you said, “Any act of wanton violence that also kills innocents can be considered terrorism…”, then abortion certainly fits that criterion. It is indisputably a wanton act of violence, and it kills innocents.
I don't think I entirely agree with your definition of “terrorism”, but if you're going to be consistent, then you have to agree that abortion fits your definition as you stated it.
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The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
I wish the media would start calling these bombers what they are: terrorists. I'd like to make another point. Most of these murderers have some form of Christian belief. However, it would be unfair to brand them "Christian terrorists" since the vast majority of Christians don't support their actions. Well, guess how most Muslims feel about so-called "Islamic terrorism". The vast majority of them don't support the despicable actions of groups like al Quaida.
Last edited by Luna Tick; 11-19-12 at 04:13 AM. Reason: punctuation
As I said (and this is not meant as an insult) everyone else seemed to understand it was in reference to terrorism. How you can pull abortion out of that makes no sense to me. I mean lets go even just a little deeper...
#1 Abortion is not a wanton act of violence on anyone's part like terrorism. The whole purpose of terrorism is to cause terror to a specific civilian population.
#2 Abortion is not related to terrorism in any way shape or form. The objective of abortion is to remove an unwanted pregnancy, not cause "terror." I was clearly responding to the OP, not just random violence or anything outside of terrorism.
#3 I can only think you came to that conclusion because of your anti-abortion agenda. No other reason to make such an illogical leap.
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(5) the term ‘‘domestic terrorism’’ means activities that—
(A) involve acts dangerous to human life
that are a violation of the criminal laws of
the United States or of any State;
(B) appear to be intended—
(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination,
or kidnapping; and
(C) occur primarily within the territorial
jurisdiction of the United States.
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