Violence, Threats Have Marked Anti-Abortion Protest Since Day One | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Violence, Threats Have Marked Anti-Abortion Protest Since Day One | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1

 

Rachel Maddow reviews the history of violence, threats, and intimidation that have been part of the anti-abortion movement since the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling, through the murder of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas. Aired on 11/28/19.
» Subscribe to MSNBC:

MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Connect with MSNBC Online
Visit msnbc.com:
Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter:
Find MSNBC on Facebook:
Follow MSNBC on Twitter:
Follow MSNBC on Instagram:

Violence, Threats Have Marked Anti-Abortion Protest Since Day One | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

84 Comments on "Violence, Threats Have Marked Anti-Abortion Protest Since Day One | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Believes abortion is murder……goes and kills someone=common sense to Pronlifers

    • @CB BC Mississippi just outlawed abortion for black women that face 5 times the likelihood of death during pregnancy than white women. A 4-week fetus is the size of a poppy seed or this [ . ] period. It is not a baby. When aborted it has no arms, legs or head not because they were ripped off from the procedure but because it is a zygote!

    • Go figure.

    • And murders them in a CHURCH, too. Pathetic psychopaths!

    • Dimly Lit Zombie | November 30, 2019 at 6:46 PM | Reply

      Impeachment witch hunt is failing, so pivot to abortion?
      HAHAHAHA

  2. I remember the tail end of the clinic bombings. Seemed like there was one a week at one point.

  3. Tax all houses of worship especially Evangelical as they do not respect the separation between church & state & Roe vs Wade.

  4. “Religion is capable of driving people to such dangerous folly that faith seems to me to qualify as a kind of mental illness.” Richard Dawkins

  5. “The enlightenment is under threat. So is reason. So is truth. So is science. especially in the schools of America.” Richard Dawkins

    • P J According to the Pew Research Center’s 2012 global study of 230 countries and territories, 16% of the world’s population is not affiliated with a religion, while 84% are affiliated.
      Two questions: Are you lonely and do you think that those percentages closely match Hillary’s “scientific” probability of winning the WH in 2016? Still think there is no God? I think there is a God and that he loves you but can’t save ye who prefer not to be.
      Also, ever heard of the scientific theory known as the wisdom of crowds? You should familiarize yourself with it if you’re going to boast knowledge.

    • @Maha Tiki Cat God?….Buddha, Zeus? some voodoo God….be specific…which one?

    • Johnny P : “The God Delusion” I haven’t read yet but there are quite a few debates of his available on Youtube where he debates & debunks & destroys, creationist’s & christian’s & muslim’s alike. Christopher Hitchens is another & Noam Chomsky is very interesting as well.

    • Angus Adolphus | November 30, 2019 at 5:53 PM | Reply

      Nice Frenchy Penelope Pitt!

  6. Big surprise that religious extremists are violent. (Crusades, 30year war, ISIS, …)
    Edit: “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

    • Apparently you know nothing about 300 years of violence against blacks in America by whites. Vengeance is mine says the Lord to whites my suggestion is that you repent and quickly

    • Don’t forget the Inquisition, Witch burning/hanging, Jim Crow Laws, Death Camps, Japanese Internment Camps, Indian Wars, immigrant detention/family separation. Plenty of sin to go around.

    • googlesucks you | November 30, 2019 at 9:46 AM | Reply

      Lets just prove that its a lie.

      Well what I would do if I were for #abortion is. Next time the #religious mobs attack you. Make sure to #supeonna #GOD as a #WITNESS in your case!😁
      Let’s just prove god doesnt exist. Take their tax exempt status from their cult and move on to science.

    • You don’t have to be religious or non-religious to be violent. I’m afraid people will seize on any excuse.

  7. Rose Marie Homeyer Bente | November 30, 2019 at 2:24 AM | Reply

    These are domestic terrorists. They should be prosecuted and jailed accordingly. “The Army of God” and “Operation Rescue” should be viewed as a terrorist organizations.

    • Projectheureka | November 30, 2019 at 3:50 PM | Reply

      @J Annibal

      You bore

      PRO-LIFE = THE American Republican Nazis’ covert fascistic terroristic way of criminalizing and crushing all social Liberalism while the same elitist religious extremists are arming up all their violently brain-washed mentally ill religious terrorists and their religious supremacist Confederate “gods squads” killer-cops to murder innocent people just to fill the richest tax exempted incestuous (American) PEDOPHILE billionaire tax cheaters’ fat money-coffers.

      Armed with the Russian-Israeli-Saudis-funded and “Christian Warriors” of of U.S.A religious schools- creating NRA mega church/temples etc. sects, Fox News’, Facebook’ SS-GOP-propaganda Trolls and with American-Nazis PRO-LIFE, even a total sociopath as Hitler would have been very, very easily successful in taking over the whole U.S.A.

      O my, wait a moment….. too late!
      Your NRA ‘Trump Republican Church Mafia elites here in Ohio, Indiana KY,FL, TX etc ARE the Religious fundamental neo American Hitler Nazis!

      That said, would be a mere child’s play to prove in any Court room now FYI.

      Godless Best,
      A.E.
      Projectheureka

    • Projectheureka | November 30, 2019 at 4:01 PM | Reply

      @Individual-1 Prison Bound in deed the billionaires “God-Mafia” is playing a long-term Chess game against Liberal Democracy everywhere.

      But, in.reality they were all long ago matt. All sides on the Chess boards that is thou..

      PRO-LIFE = THE American Republican Nazis’ covert fascistic terroristic way of criminalizing and crushing all social Liberalism, Democratic dane Capitalism and all Diversity, while the same elitist religious extremists are arming up all their violently brain-washed mentally ill pills & heroin-addicted religious terrorists and their NRA-murderinsured religious supremacist Confederate “gods squads” killer-cops to murder innocent people just to distract the dumb religious public and to fill the richest tax exempted incestuous (American) PEDOPHILE billionaire tax cheaters’ fat money-coffers.

      Armed with the Russian-Israeli-Saudis-funded and “Christian Warriors” creating U.S religious schools of the NRA mega church/temples etc. Crazy-sects, Fox News’, Bannon’s Breitbart, Facebook’ MAGA SS-GOP-propaganda Trolls with militarily armed American “Christian Proud Boys & Trump-Loyal Military’s AtomWaffen Christian-Saudi-Islamic-Zionist-Brotherhoods” Nazis “PRO-LIFE”, even a total sociopath as Hitler would have been very, very easily successful in taking over the whole U.S.A.

      O my, wait a moment….. too late!
      Your NRA ‘Trump Republican Church Mafia elites here in Ohio, Indiana KY,FL, TX etc ARE the Religious fundamental neo American Hitler Nazis!

      That said, would be a mere child’s play to prove in any Court room now FYI.

      PRO-LIFE is just one of the modern Nazis’ biggest cons.

      Godless Best,
      A.E.
      Projectheureka LLC

    • @Projectheureka You need to understand that people that are pro life are sincerely hurt. They view fetuses as people and if you had the same opinions, you would be grossly offended by abortion as well

    • Rose Marie Homeyer Bente So true!

  8. There are reasons why Ireland changed their abortion laws. Ireland, once the most Catholic of all Catholic countries. Time moves on and people wake up but, not in America it seems.

    • Raphaella Velasquez | November 30, 2019 at 11:18 AM | Reply

      America is going back to sleep. America is on Ambien.

    • Too many dumb low IQ people that are brainwashed followers in the United States. I don’t care about no history book bible that we don’t know who wrote, they once used that bible to say that slavery was legal, so no, I am not going by that book. GTFOH!

    • Winston Churchill said it best “Americans always do whats best, after exhausting all the alternatives.”

    • surely you joke, mein failüre | November 30, 2019 at 12:05 PM | Reply

      At times like this, I find it helpful to remember that for awhile the New World was used as a penal colony.

    • Michelle McGuire | November 30, 2019 at 12:53 PM | Reply

      @Crystal Giddens what a stupid story …

  9. _Of course_ forced birthers are terrorists.
    Anyone who thinks it’s okay to enslave a Woman to give birth against her will is seriously deranged.

    • @salmonline Doesn’t matter what you think , you don’t own a women’s body, if you don’t believe in abortion ,,don’t have one DA,,GTFOH!

    • @William Spencer in 90% of cases, there is no ‘life’! There is a tiny grouping of cells entirely unrecognizable as human life–which can easily exit a woman’s body looking like a blood clot. But of course, you forced birthers don’t bother educating yourselves enough to know about this. MISCARRIAGES occur every single day–yet these forced-birther republicans in office are now making it ILLEGAL for a woman to go to a hospital for an extremely necessary post-miscarriage procedure, which if NOT done can result in extreme danger to her and/or sepsis. According to the Catholic Church, they consider EVEN a miscarriage as an ‘abortion’ and refuse to allow women to be treated for something they can only blame ‘god’ for. Where is the logic, humanity or any compassion in any of this? Miscarriages and abortions have been ongoing since the beginning of humanity. Read your history. Only right-wing theocracy-driven forced-birthers consider it a ‘sin’ so create laws in America to prevent women from having control over their own bodies and reproductive care. It IS all about control, nothing more. When even contraception is under fire; when the ‘morning after’ pill which can prevent implantation before even the possibility of a fetus is under attack, yes ‘forced birther’ IS the correct terminology! And, it isn’t remotely connected to ‘murder’ which IS what these raging lunatics have done to real, live human beings put on earth to devote their lives to helping women!

    • William Spencer | November 30, 2019 at 7:21 PM | Reply

      ElizabethGS The bottom line is no one has the right or authority to take away life because it’s an inconvenience. Why don’t you people get that?

    • @William Spencer Why don’t you get it is none of your business!

    • William Spencer | November 30, 2019 at 9:54 PM | Reply

      SexySwagg Kiling innocent people is very much my business. If someone tried to take your life because you were an inconvenience I would help you too.Hope we never test have to test the theory but If so I got you💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

  10. “Pro-life” generally just means pro-BIRTH. They usually don’t care what happens to the kid once it’s born in terms of education, healthcare, welfare, childcare, vaccines, or basically anything anyone may require to care for a kid that isn’t a newborn.

    • tuesday abdullahi | November 30, 2019 at 12:53 PM | Reply

      @Crystal Giddens you haven’t proven anything other than you’re nothing more than a religious nut job who thinks that your Holy book give you authority over me and what i do with my body.. Well news flash buttercup even your coveted Bible approves of abortion. So take your b.s. study and self righteous religious indignations and shove them up your birth canal

    • tuesday abdullahi | November 30, 2019 at 12:58 PM | Reply

      @Crystal Giddens btw I don’t believe in or practice organized religion’s and you have proven exactly why I don’t. And then you have the audacity to quote the king james version 😅😅😅😅😅😅 girl bye try that with someone who doesnt know jack s**t about theology

    • Babies are like human kittens or puppies, loved by everyone because they’re so cute and helpless, then abandoned when they start to cause ‘problems’, in many cases. Killing doctors of medicine or their assistants is especially inexcusable. These morons seem to relish making other people suffer more than they do already, yet claim to be Christian.

  11. I watched a documentary The Family on Netflix and it certainly explains how this horror has grown through the years and the interwoven Evangelicals, Right Wing and NRA all in The Family. Grateful to you Rachel for continuing to make visible all what is hidden.

    • I was impressed with this piece because it was so well done and as you said, it’s important to keep the narrative going. I’m going to seek out that doc you mentioned. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • Good show. The book is deeper.

  12. “Defending life” by being the literal worst examples of it. what a dichotomy of these humans i hesitate to call ‘people’

  13. Andrew Mitchell | November 30, 2019 at 3:06 AM | Reply

    People who are into violence, threats, and intimidation are not really pro-life. That’s particularly obvious when they support a President who will protect America’s gun culture that gets tens of thousands of people killed each year.

    • Andrew Mitchell – Children amongst the victims too, the hypocrisy of America’s pro-life and gun cultures is incredible.

    • Andrew Mitchell You should call suicide prevention if you are considering killing your self ?
      70% are like you. Self inflicted

    • Andrew Mitchell | November 30, 2019 at 3:27 PM | Reply

      @Dave Waldon So, if you haven’t any intelligent thing to say, you just make some crap up. I’m sorry you lack the wit to contribute, but you could at least try not to annoy the grown ups.

    • @Dave Waldon butthurt much?

  14. Nomow Letflowersgrow | November 30, 2019 at 3:09 AM | Reply

    It isn’t about life, it is about control. Anyone who was really anti-abortion would be doing everything they could to help both women and men avoid unwanted pregnancies.

    • Well, you were talking about somebody’s legs. And I asked where the original comment was.

    • Dimly Lit Zombie | November 30, 2019 at 6:45 PM | Reply

      Impeachment witch hunt is failing, so pivot to abortion?
      HAHAHAHA

    • if they really wanted to stop abortion stop unwanted pregnancies , they would stop the men impregnating women who dont want them. If so vasectomies should be MANDATORY until the woman involved specified she wanted to be pregnant. to stop abortions they are targeting the wrong gender but all they want is to control women F^$%^%T$W them.

  15. Scrambled Eggs | November 30, 2019 at 3:16 AM | Reply

    Domestic Terrorist have always projected and vilified others as the threat to the country when it’s them.

  16. Christians don’t deserve $1 trillion in tax breaks every 12 years.

    • @Laura R Barrow going to church or quoting the Bible doesn’t make one a Christian. This title is reserved for people who follow the path of Jesus Christ.

    • I agree. It’s time to end this religious loophole crap.

    • J you’re just a good person. You didn’t need Christianity in the first place. But we absolutely cannot assume that religious people practice their values.

    • Being any kind of religious is not a requisite of being a good person totally irrelevant concept

    • J
      not if they prove they help needy people… but they vote for reps that legislate that hurts even more people. It’s absolutely completely convoluted reasoning.

  17. Killing a doctor…. Only a zealot can find a way to rationalize that as a pro life move

  18. Bible thumpers claiming pro-life, yet, have no problem murdering doctors has never made sense to me.

    • StarkRaving Ralph | November 30, 2019 at 6:06 PM | Reply

      @José Hunter’s EW&F Remixes I’m actually an Independent who doesn’t believe in any god or higher power. I just hate death and people taking a way out that could possibly be avoided. People pay for babies, not usually true, older orphans though. IVF makes a killing haha literally…they implant a massive amount of fertilized eggs that may or may not survive, while taking massive amounts of money from their clients, who may or may not end up with one child or, like Octomom, 8 all at once. There are better ways than just scraping and sucking someone away. Fun Fact: Judy Garlands parents tried twice to miscarry her and then was turned down by a neighbor when they asked to borrow money for an abortion. I’m curious how many other fantastic humans have been killed and who we missed out on. Mainly why I choose Life when Possible, and side note, there are people alive who have survived abortion. Now that is plain ol messed up.

    • Like all ultra religious people /groups They simply want the freedom of every other living person forced to think & live as they do. Is that so much to ask ?

    • keith parkhill | November 30, 2019 at 8:06 PM | Reply

      @StarkRaving Ralph Not your vagina .

    • EXACTLY!! HYPOCRITES!

  19. Fox news has done more damage to usa than osama bin laden

  20. These weirdos are all up on saving the unborn no matter the race now nobody speaks for the ones locked in cages

    • No, they SPOKE! They were all 100% behind trump on that too. Like his lies, they didn’t see any wrong in it bc these were BROWN children. Seeking asylum from a corrupt regime back where they were driven from has no meaning to these “god-lovers” and moves them not one iota! No compassion in their cellular makeup!

    • Kitt Gagnon You are confused. Abortions are the killing of unborn babies silly Girl.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.