Texas Religious Right Now Basically Advocates Kidnapping Women Who Seek Abortions
Fund Texas Women, a nonprofit that helps support women who seek abortions, has warned that anti-choicers are encouraging members of Christian groups in Texas — where abortion rights have just been gutted — to join an email list of volunteers to take women to abortion appointments. But instead of actually taking women to their abortions, the group Abolish Human Abortion warns, “it’s a wonderful opportunity to minister to an abortion-minded woman for an hour while you DON’T take her to her clinic.”
Or, you know, like, kidnapping.
Via the blog Daily Kos, Fund Texas Women pointed to the Facebook posting by the group, which reads:
Please share this email far and wide among Christian groups. [email protected]
It’s the email address being used by a group backed by Fund Texas Women and Lilith Fund looking for volunteers to shuttle TX women around for their abortion appointments. Consider volunteering yourself. I’m not suggeting you actually take a woman to an abortion clinic but it’s a wonderful opportunity to minister to an abortion minded woman for an hour while you DON’T take her to her clinic. And hey if you can’t change her mind by the time she gets out of your car and realizes she is at a church and not the clinic she’s missed her appointment anyway
Volunteering to help a woman and then lecturing her in your car, making her miss her appointment and bringing her to a strange location (some random church)? How on Earth do these people call themselves Christians when they treat other human beings so shitty?
Abolish Human Abortion has seemingly responded to media attention about their kidnapping tactic, posing on Facebook this afternoon:
All kidnapping is evil, especially when you take a child to a stranger against her will to mutilate her body.
Way to miss the point. I’m going to donate money to Fund Texas Women tonight just to spite these people.
[Image of women in car via Shutterstock]