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    Re: Is bombing a family planning clinic in opposition to abortion a terrorist act?

    I have a better idea. Have them work in abortion clinics to see what is actually done or in wards where seriously deformed or disabled babies are born because the mom was too afriad to have an abortion. Or in rape clinics which deal with the victims of rape and incest.

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    Re: Is bombing a family planning clinic in opposition to abortion a terrorist act?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Is bombing a family planning clinic in opposition to abortion a terrorist act? I say that it is. It's the use of violence to try to get your way politically.
    I say that a look at the stats might provide some perspective:

    http://www.prochoice.org/pubs_resear..._table2011.pdf

    Source of link above is http://www.prochoice.org/about_abort...tatistics.html

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    Re: Is bombing a family planning clinic in opposition to abortion a terrorist act?

    Of course it is a terrorist act.
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    Re: Is bombing a family planning clinic in opposition to abortion a terrorist act?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Is bombing a family planning clinic in opposition to abortion a terrorist act? I say that it is. It's the use of violence to try to get your way politically.

    If its a bombing to intimidate and coerce other abortion clinics to stop providing abortion then sure its legally a act of terrorism. If its just to stop that clinic then no its not a act of terrorism. Terrorism is the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.So basically two things have to happen in order for something to be terrorist act, the unlawful use of violence and the goal to coerce and or intimidate a group of people with that unlawful use of violence. Merely bombing a building,merely killing someone does not meet that definition of terrorism.
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    Re: Is bombing a family planning clinic in opposition to abortion a terrorist act?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    According to my definition,terrorism is violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for a religious, political or, ideological goal; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians).
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    So if a prolifer bombed a clinic at midnight when there was no one there it wouldn't be terrorism?

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    Re: Is bombing a family planning clinic in opposition to abortion a terrorist act?

    I say no, only because I think we're throwing the word "terrorism" around far too easily these days. Everything is terrorism. Personally, I don't care. It's criminal. Prosecute them under the laws for destruction of property and/or murder if someone was killed in the attack. Tacking on "terrorism" doesn't really mean anything.
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    Re: Is bombing a family planning clinic in opposition to abortion a terrorist act?

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Is there some significance to it being deemed a "terrorsit act", say a longer prison sentence, as opposed to your usual, everyday bombing?
    If a jury is handing down the sentence, probably.

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    Re: Is bombing a family planning clinic in opposition to abortion a terrorist act?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I say no, only because I think we're throwing the word "terrorism" around far too easily these days. Everything is terrorism. Personally, I don't care. It's criminal. Prosecute them under the laws for destruction of property and/or murder if someone was killed in the attack. Tacking on "terrorism" doesn't really mean anything.
    Agreed. I say deal with the act and the result as you would any other crime. I get concerned when we start crossing into thought crime territory and this may be an example.

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    Re: Is bombing a family planning clinic in opposition to abortion a terrorist act?

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Agreed. I say deal with the act and the result as you would any other crime. I get concerned when we start crossing into thought crime territory and this may be an example.
    I say we should get rid of hate crimes for the same reason. They're already crimes, I really don't care why someone commits a crime, only that they do so and deserve to be punished.
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    Re: Is bombing a family planning clinic in opposition to abortion a terrorist act?

    yes its a terrorist act by definition
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