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Randall A. Terry was born in 1959 in New York City. Currently, Terry resides in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Elim Bible Institute in 1981 and from Empire State College in 2006.
Randall Terry has become popular over the years after becoming the leader of Operation Rescue, which is an anti-abortion organization. In 1987, this group was involved in blocking off the entrance of an abortion clinic. Terry was first arrested for chaining himself to a sink at an abortion clinic too. Apart from this, he was arrested almost 50 times during the course of his career as an activist.
He married twice, and he has numerous children, some adopted and some his own. His first wife was Cindy Dean who he divorced in 2001, and married Andrea Sue Kollmorgen.
Terry is known as a pro-life activist and an author. He has authored a number of books that include Operation Rescue, Accessory to Murder, Why Does a Nice Guy Like Me Keep Getting Thrown in Jail?, The Sword, The Judgment of God, A Humble Plea, and Sanguis Innocens, Sanguis Sanctus. Apart from writing books, Terry is also a singer, musician and songwriter. Terry Randall Recorded two CDs in Nashville - country, rock, and gospel – all written by him and he is a fan of the Beatles, Saturday Night Live and Austin Powers. Terry is also known to be a prankster, with a good sense of humor.
In 1998, Randall Terry ran for the United States House of Representatives in Upstate New York. The national and state Republicans were not supportive of Terry's candidacy. He was defeated by Walker 53% to 35%, and came in third by winning only 7% of the votes. Terry and his son Jamiel promoted the candidacy of Steven Forbes in 2000.
President Obama supports abortion rights. This is where the ideologies of both these political leaders clashed. On March, 9 2009, the White House announced that President Barack Obama was to speak at the May 17 Commencement of the University of Notre Dame. Terry declared that Notre Dame, being one of the foremost Catholic universities in the nation, should not have allowed Obama to speak.
In January of 2011, Terry announced his intention to challenge President Barack Obama in the Democratic Party primaries for the presidential election of 2012. This is when it became formally known that Randall Terry plans on standing as one of the nominees for the presidential elections 2012 from the Democrts' side.