Abortion tweets met with death threats

A woman who took to Twitter while terminating her pregnancy is made to fear for her life

Published March 3, 2010 5:22PM (EST)

The hatred and hypocrisy within the anti-choice community never ceases to amaze. Remember Angie Jackson, the woman who live-tweeted her abortion? She says death threats are being made against her as well as her 4-year-old son. In a recent YouTube video, Jackson explains that she's so spooked she has cops patrolling her house every hour and is in frequent contact with the FBI. Think she's overreacting? Two words: George Tiller.

But she will not be silenced: "All the people who've advised me that the solution is that I should shut up and not talk about this anymore because otherwise something bad is going to happen to me ... that's very un-American of you. You're asking me to let the terrorists win." She goes on, "I'm gonna keep talking about this because I'm not ashamed. I didn't do anything illegal."

Death threats, however, are illegal. So is domestic terrorism. She warns the anti-choicers who have taken to Twitter, YouTube and her personal Web site to harass her: "Don't escalate this situation. Right now, you might think that I'm a horrible person -- run with that fucking moral high-ground, continue to look down on me as a human. It's a lot easier to do if no one tries to kill me, right?

By Tracy Clark-Flory

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