What would happen if we classified abortion clinic protestors as terrorists? I suspect that the objective is the same: to control public behavior through fear, intimidation tactics, and so on.
To clarify: standing outside a clinic with signs is probably not terrorism in and of itself. As long as it stops there, I think the right to peacefully assemble is perfectly legit. However, some anti-abortionists go beyond peaceful assembly into harassment, possible assault, vandalism, even to murdering doctors.
I believe many animal-rights organizations are now beginning to be called “terrorists” by the far right. Would the Republicans be as happy about all these anti-terrorist laws if those same laws be applied to a cause that the Right typically supports?