A popular conservative blogger is under police protection after she received rape and death threats because of a pro-life tweet.
The tweet that caused so much outrage came from D.C. McAllister, a writer for PJ Media and previously The Federalist. Last week, she called out abortion activists’ obsession with sex and abortion during the U.S. Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Christian Post reports.
Soon afterward, she began receiving threats on and off social media.
“They are threats outside of Twitter, stating they know where I live,” McAllister told PJ Media Tuesday. “Threats of rape and strangling. I spoke to the police. I am on home watch.”
In the tweet that sparked so much outrage, McAllister wrote this: “At the root of #abortion hysteria is women’s unhinged desire for irresponsible sex. Sex is their god. Abortion is their sacrament. It’s abhorrent as women have flung themselves from the heights of being the world’s civilizing force to the muck and mire of dehumanizing depravity.”
At the root of #abortion hysteria is women’s unhinged desire for irresponsible sex. Sex is their god. Abortion is their sacrament. It’s abhorrent as women have flung themselves from the heights of being the world’s civilizing force to the muck and mire of dehumanizing depravity.
— DC McAllister (@McAllisterDen) September 6, 2018
McAllister said she has received multiple threats, and police deemed them credible enough to monitor her home.
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“These threats aren’t lame Twitter threats. Anyone who says we’re not in a culture war is deluded. It’s important for us to have each other’s backs,” tweeted McAllister, who is a rape survivor. She also told PJ Media that her children were scared.
At the request of her family she noted Monday that she would be staying off social media for a while, adding that she hoped to return soon. She tweeted Tuesday that she has been working with the police and that they are monitoring her house.
“I think the hatred for pro-life women is that they expect us to act in solidarity. When we don’t, they attack,” McAllister said.
“I also think it goes deeper. Women have the legitimacy to criticize other women in a way men don’t. When we speak honestly like I have, they hate it because they know what I’m saying is true.”
LifeNews has reported about dozens of threats, vandalism and other violence against pro-life advocates in the past several months. These range from prominent pro-life politicians like U.S. Reps. Chris Smith, Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Steve Scalise to a sidewalk counselor who had a gun pointed at him.
In June, a Florida man who volunteers at Planned Parenthood was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill pro-life U.S. Rep. Brian Mast’s children. And earlier this week, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins’ office said someone threatened to rape one of her young female staffers if she votes to confirm U.S. Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Students for Life has documented more than 40 incidents of vandalism alone in the past five years against its pro-life students groups. An interactive map displays the places where its clubs have been victims of vandalism.