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Putting the “Ass” in “Assist”

It may look like Donald Trump’s pirate ship of state is showing signs of sinking, but the rats are actually jumping ON board! Operation Rescue is offering to “assist” new Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department in hounding abortion providers.

Put another way–a murderous and criminal organization is reaching out to the racist weasel who has been put in charge of safeguarding Americans’ rights by offering to help him deny women their Constitutional rights.

Just in case you were wondering what it would mean for your reproductive freedom to have Jefferson Beauregard Secessions–uh, I mean Sessions–as Attorney General, you’ve got your answer from the gleeful reaction of the hate group Operation Rescue.

Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, was quoted in an article on the group’s website as saying “We congratulate Attorney General Sessions on his confirmation and stand ready to assist him with access to our research and documentation in prosecuting abortion abusers such as Planned Parenthood and Texas abortionist Douglas Karpen.” WTF?

BTW, that article was under the byline of Operation Rescue’s senior VP Cheryl Sullenger, who Reproaction points out, served two years in prison for attempting to bomb an abortion clinic.

And in case you didn’t know, Troy Newman, who so helpfully offers to assist the DOJ in “prosecuting” abortion providers, has a pretty extreme view on how that should be done. In his book Their Blood Cries Out, Troy writes “The United States government has abrogated its responsibility to properly deal with the blood-guilty. This responsibility rightly involves executing convicted murderers, including abortionists, for their crimes in order to expunge bloodguilt from the land and people.”

Newman is so extreme that the Australian government barred him from entry out of concern that his presence would stoke violence against abortion providers. JEEZUS. Hasn’t the Trump administration done enough to insult Australia?

During his confirmation circle jerk hearings, Sessions refused to disavow Operation Rescue’s endorsement of him, while paying lip service to condemning violence in general. Well right now, Sesh has to specifically vow not to partner or work together in any capacity with an organization whose leadership has advocated violence and murder against abortion providers.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Call DOJ public comment line: 202-353-1555
  • Tell them: “Attorney General Sessions must explicitly bar Troy Newman and Operation Rescue from ANY form of affiliation or partnership with the Department of Justice and our government”
  • Sign the petition to Sessions and learn more from @reproaction: bit.ly/reproactionsessions

Every time you think it can’t get worse, you have to take action to make sure it doesn’t!

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