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List Of Violent And Terroristic Acts Commited In Name Of So-Called Pro-Life Movement Since 1993

Below is a list from the Associated Press of violent and terroristic acts committed since 1993 against the providers of legal abortion services. The May 31 murder of Dr. George Tiller is the latest addition to this list.  

These acts have been committed in the name of the so-called pro-life movement.

The list—

May 31, 2009: Prominent late-term abortion provider George Tiller is shot and killed in a Wichita church where he was serving as an usher. The gunman fled but a city official said a suspect is in custody.

_ April 25, 2007: Authorities say Paul Ross Evans placed a homemade bomb in the parking lot of the Austin Women’s Health Center in Texas. A bomb squad disposes of the device, which contained two pounds of nails. There are no injuries.

_ Oct. 23, 1998: Dr. Barnett Slepian is fatally shot in his home in a suburb of Buffalo, N.Y. Militant abortion opponent James Kopp is convicted of the murder in 2003 and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

_ Jan. 29, 1998: A bomb explodes just outside a Birmingham, Ala., abortion clinic, killing a police officer and wounding several others. Eric Rudolph later pleads guilty to that incident and the deadly bombing at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He justifies the Alabama bombing in an essay from prison, writing that Jesus would condone “militant action in defense of the innocent.”

_ Jan. 16, 1997: Two bomb blasts an hour apart rock an Atlanta building containing an abortion clinic. Seven people are injured. Rudolph is charged by federal authorities in October 1998.

_ Dec. 30, 1994: John Salvi opens fire with a rifle inside two Boston-area abortion clinics, killing two receptionists and wounding five others. Sentenced to life without parole, he kills himself in prison in 1996.

_ Nov. 8, 1994: Dr. Garson Romalis, who performs abortions in Vancouver, Canada, is shot in the leg while eating breakfast at home.

_ July 29, 1994: Dr. John Bayard Britton and his volunteer escort, James H. Barrett, are slain outside a Pensacola, Fla., abortion clinic. Barrett’s wife, June, is wounded in the attack. Paul J. Hill, 40, a former minister and anti-abortion activist, is later convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

_ Aug. 19, 1993: Dr. George Tiller is shot in the arms as he drives out of parking lot at his Wichita, Kan., clinic. Rachelle “Shelley” Shannon is later convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison.

_ March 10, 1993: Dr. David Gunn is shot to death outside Pensacola, Fla., clinic, becoming the first U.S. doctor killed during an anti-abortion demonstration. Michael Griffin is convicted and serving a life sentence.

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  1. i am pro choice, this guy was a nut and could have killed anyone at anytime, he chose this poor doctor for whatever reason.

    Comment by bill brady | June 3, 2009

  2. He was crazy and was made more crazy by the heated words of the so-called pro-life movement.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | June 3, 2009

  3. thats like saying a video game made someone kill. this asshole was going to go kill someone either way. if he had not gotten all tied up in prolife it would have been a gay or wife or co workers he would have killed. the lid was on the pot and the idiot snapped. he is to blame no cause or person besides his pathetic self is to blame for this.

    Comment by bill brady | June 3, 2009

  4. Is it not so that–say in a lynch mob—that a person already inclined to a bad act could be pushed over the edge by the words he or she is hearing, and by the mood and climate around them?

    Comment by Neil Aquino | June 3, 2009

  5. i understand that and i understand the operation rescue is diluted and sick. the more information that comes out the closer his ties were with them and his conversation were daily. he glued the doors the day before to the clinic and several times before that and the local cops and fbi did nothing. it took the nipple head at the clinic 5 days to getting around and reveiwing the video of this guy and than again on the saturday before he killed the doctor he did it again and the fbi did nothing. operation rescue listed the doctors address and church online so in short they have blood on their hands.

    Comment by bill brady | June 4, 2009

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