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Letter to the Editor: Pro-lifers are not terrorists

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Regarding the report on right-wing extremists: This is troubling. Instead of targeting those who are trying to destroy America, the government is singling out those who stand up for human life and citizens who oppose the new administration's policies. And they're putting your First Amendment rights at risk in the process.

To label pro-lifers as "right-wing extremists" and "domestic terrorists" is incorrect as a matter of law and wrong as a matter of policy.

Our country is at war with real terrorists, groups that have vowed to destroy our way of life. Now the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a new assessment about domestic terrorism. Who's on the list? Al-Qaida? No. Islamic radicals? No.

Included in what the government has labeled "right-wing extremists" -- groups they've defined as "primarily hate-oriented -- are pro-life supporters.

DAVID A. LARSON, Jackson