I went to an anti-abortion event and found confusing messages, no crowds and the will to fight harder

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Abortion protest extremists: No pro-choice rights even in rape, incest

The few protesters who showed up agreed ‘it’s not fair to be raped’ but insisted it’s never medically necessary to have an abortion. That’s false.

As a columnist, it is not uncommon to receive event invitations from people who hold values they know to be in direct opposition to your own. An attempt to goad, perhaps, as if to say: Attend if you dare.  

In my experience, this outreach comes most frequently from groups committed to denying women access to legal and safe abortions. Sometimes, their preprinted postcards fill USPS bins deposited on the front of porch of our home with handwritten postscripts from self-declared Christians who hope for our eternal damnation in the bowels of hell. In their world, God is a bully. 

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