Use of smartphone GPS to track people in abortion clinics and send anti-abortion messages

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Women who have visited almost any abortion clinic in the United States have seen anti-choice protesters outside, wielding placards and chanting abuse. A Boston advertiser’s technology, when deployed by anti-choice groups, allows those groups to send propaganda directly to a woman’s phone while she is in a clinic waiting room and also has the capability to hand the names and addresses of those providing and seeking abortion care to anti-choice groups.

Unprecedented violence and threats against abortion providers in 2015

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2015 marked a dramatic increase in hate speech, internet harrasment, death threats, attempted murder and murder against abortion providers in the USA. Since 1977, there have been 11 murders, 26 attempted murders, 42 bombings, 185 arsons, and thousands more incidents of criminal behaviour directed at abortion providers.

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