Only pro-lifers would want to be considered “hijackers.” (Terrorists, much?)
So, I thought this wasn’t until September 1st, with live-tweeting during PBS’s airing of After Tiller. Unless pro-lifers want to simply trash the hashtags with their garbage, before that date.
For those of you who don’t know, Dr. Tiller was a doctor who openly performed late-term abortions. He was assassinated thanks to pro-life terrorists and a vigilante. (Operation Rescue had ties to Dr. Tiller’s assassin, the constant stigma against abortion reaffirmed the the assassin’s violent intentions.)
After Tiller is a 2013 documentary that concerns the only four doctors who still perform late-term abortions in the U.S after Dr. Tiller’s assassination.
This kind of shit, this attempt to silence abortion support, is why abortion stigma exists. This mob-like attack on abortion scares people away from the subject and from abortion as a choice. They are scaring people away from freedom of choice.
So, what can we, as pro-choice advocates, do? Well, during pro-life “hijacking,” make sure you don’t let them have the whole tag! Post, counterpost, spam up Twitter with your support (you can connect your tumblr to your twitter, fyi.) Why? Even if there’s pro-life garbage in our tags, enough posts make the tag trend. If it trends, people see. Even if there’s pro-life garbage in the tag, seeing pro-choice support and abortion support is massively important!