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Hearing set for abortionist accused of pointing gun at pro-life protesters, calling left-wing media to show outrage at this violent act !

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UPDATE: 3/3/2011
Charleston County Associate Chief Magistrate James B. Gosnell Jr. has sided with the prosecution, ruling that enough evidence exists for the case to advance to trial, though a date was not set. The state law he is accused of violating contends that it is “unlawful for a person to present or point at another person a loaded or unloaded firearm.” The charge against Boyle is a felony that carries up to five years in prison.

Hearing set for doctor accused of pointing gun at protesters
1/20/2011
A preliminary hearing for an abortion doctor accused of pointing a firearm at protesters outside a West Ashley clinic in October is scheduled for Thursday.

Charleston police arrested Gary Boyle, 62, of Tennessee, on charges of pointing a firearm after protesters said he brandished a handgun loaded with 15 cartridges, according to a police report. The incident allegedly occurred Oct. 2 during a scheduled vigil by an anti-abortion group.

A preliminary hearing is when a magistrate hears evidence on whether there is enough probable cause for a case to move forward. The hearing is set for 10 a.m. Thursday in front of Charleston County Associate Chief Magistrate James B. Gosnell Jr. at the Preliminary Hearing Court on Leeds Avenue.

Boyle told officers that he showed the gun because he was afraid for his and his wife’s life when three protesters approached his vehicle outside the Charleston Women’s Medical Center, the report said.

He is charged with presenting a firearm, a felony that can carry a penalty of up to five years in jail. The law reads that it’s “unlawful for a person to present or point at another person a loaded or unloaded firearm.”

Boyle, 62, has a Tennessee permit to carry the pistol, according to the police report, a state that has a reciprocal agreement with South Carolina. After his arrest, Boyle was released on $25,000 bond.

Twice a year, members of 40 Days for Life stand vigil at abortion clinics across the country to protest abortion.

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Shortly after the one year anniversary of a pro-choice man gunning down and murdering a pro-life abortion protester and only weeks after a patient’s father at the abortion clinic of Curtis Boyd in New Mexico threatened pro-lifers with a gun and was arrested, another act of violence with a gun has been committed against pro-life abortion protesters. A TN doctor has been charged with pointing gun at protestors outside abortion clinic
5:42 PM, Oct 3, 2010

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Doctor charged with pointing handgun at abortion protesters
By George Jackson

A doctor was charged with a felony in South Carolina on Saturday.

Charleston Police said Dr. Gary Boyle, 62 of Blountville, pointed a gun at three abortion protesters near the back entrance of the Charleston’s Women’s Medical Center.
According to the police report, Boyle works at the center. He also practices medicine at the Bristol Regional Women’s Center in Tennessee.

Both offices are the focus of a 40-day protest by anti-abortion activists.

A national organization called ’40 Days for Life’ started their vigil outside Boyle’s Bristol office on September 22nd. Organizer Linda Edwards said she plans to continue through the end of October.

“[The Charleston group] were doing what they were supposed to be doing in a peaceful vigil,” Edwards said. “That is, praying peacefully without interaction with doctors and nurses who are part of an abortion clinic.”

The police report lists three victims: 50-year-old John Karafa, 60-year-old Kenneth Ray Collins, and a male juvenile.

“[The victims] stated they were standing at the back entrance of the building, waiting to hand out their religious literature,” police said.
“The victims advise that the offender pointed a firearm at them from inside his vehicle,” police said.

Boyle could not be reached for comment Monday. His office declined comment.

Boyle told police he drew the gun because he felt threatened.

“The offender admitted that he presented the firearm because he was in fear of his and his wife’s life,” police said.

Collins disagreed with Boyle’s version of their encounter. He said Boyle approached the group of protestors.

“I offered literature to the approaching car,” Collins said. “Then I saw that I was looking down the barrel of a handgun,” he said.

Collins said the protest group was standing on the public right of way. Boyle could have called the office security guard if he felt threatened, he said.
“The guard sometimes stands and talks with us,” Collins said.

Boyle was charged with ‘pointing a firearm at any person,’ a felony in South Carolina. It carries a maximum prison term of five years.

Boyle is scheduled to appear in Charleston County Criminal Court on December 17th, 2010. He is free on a $25,000 bond.

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CHARLESTON, SC — A Blountville, Tennessee doctor has been charged with pointing a gun at protesters outside an abortion clinic in Charleston, South Carolina.

Local police say 62-year old Gary Boyle was released on a $25,000 bail Saturday, after they say he pointed a handgun at three abortion protesters in the clinic’s parking lot.

It was not clear whether or not Boyle was actually performing abortions at the Charleston clinic, but the investigation is ongoing.

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From the Post and Courier

Police: Abortion doctor pulls gun
3 protesters approached him at West Ashley clinic

BY ALLYSON BIRD
The Post and Courier
Sunday, October 3, 2010

For the past 11 days, anti-abortion demonstrators have gathered at the Charleston Women’s Medical Center in West Ashley as part of the annual “40 Days for Life” movement against abortion, each of them signing a “statement of peace” before participating.

Police say the protest met a threat Saturday morning when an out-of-state abortion doctor flashed a gun at them.

Police arrested Gary Boyle, 62, a Blountville, Tenn., physician, on charges of pointing a firearm.

Boyle drove into the parking lot of the clinic on Ashley River Road near Fuseler Road at around 8:30 a.m. When three protesters, including a 17-year-old boy, approached him, Boyle brandished a black handgun loaded with 15 rounds, according to a police report.

Boyle then stepped out of his SUV and walked into the clinic without further incident, the report says. One of the three protesters, 50-year-old John Karafa, called 911.

“We were like, ‘Well, that was a gun,’ ” Karafa said. “You can’t do that.”

Boyle appeared by video conference at a bond hearing Saturday afternoon dressed in a light yellow button-down shirt. Charleston County Magistrate Priscilla Baldwin set his bail at $25,000, which he posted later Saturday.

Whether Boyle performed abortions locally is not known. He and another physician operate the Bristol Regional Women’s Center near his Tennessee home.

A woman who came to the courtroom on Boyle’s behalf declined to speak during the proceedings and ignored requests for comment after the hearing.

More than a half-dozen anti- abortion demonstrators also attended

The incident wasn’t the doctor’s first legal snag.

He and his partner operated their clinic without a required certificate of need from the Tennessee Health Department for several years in the 1990s, and the health department tried to shut them down, according to court filings.

The dispute dragged on for years until 2002, when an appeals judge ruled that the state statute requiring the certificate had violated a woman’s right to privacy.

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Abortionist Gary Boyle points hand gun at praying anti-abortion protesters

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortionist, Gary Boyle, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2010 by saynsumthn

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Doctor charged with pointing handgun at abortion protesters
By George Jackson

A doctor was charged with a felony in South Carolina on Saturday.

Charleston Police said Dr. Gary Boyle, 62 of Blountville, pointed a gun at three abortion protesters near the back entrance of the Charleston’s Women’s Medical Center.
According to the police report, Boyle works at the center. He also practices medicine at the Bristol Regional Women’s Center in Tennessee.

Both offices are the focus of a 40-day protest by anti-abortion activists.

A national organization called ’40 Days for Life’ started their vigil outside Boyle’s Bristol office on September 22nd. Organizer Linda Edwards said she plans to continue through the end of October.

“[The Charleston group] were doing what they were supposed to be doing in a peaceful vigil,” Edwards said. “That is, praying peacefully without interaction with doctors and nurses who are part of an abortion clinic.”

The police report lists three victims: 50-year-old John Karafa, 60-year-old Kenneth Ray Collins, and a male juvenile.

“[The victims] stated they were standing at the back entrance of the building, waiting to hand out their religious literature,” police said.
“The victims advise that the offender pointed a firearm at them from inside his vehicle,” police said.

Boyle could not be reached for comment Monday. His office declined comment.

Boyle told police he drew the gun because he felt threatened.

“The offender admitted that he presented the firearm because he was in fear of his and his wife’s life,” police said.

Collins disagreed with Boyle’s version of their encounter. He said Boyle approached the group of protestors.

“I offered literature to the approaching car,” Collins said. “Then I saw that I was looking down the barrel of a handgun,” he said.

Collins said the protest group was standing on the public right of way. Boyle could have called the office security guard if he felt threatened, he said.
“The guard sometimes stands and talks with us,” Collins said.

Boyle was charged with ‘pointing a firearm at any person,’ a felony in South Carolina. It carries a maximum prison term of five years.

Boyle is scheduled to appear in Charleston County Criminal Court on December 17th, 2010. He is free on a $25,000 bond.

Pro-choice violence increases – Pro-lifers undeterred

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‘Dangerous’ conditions not deterring pro-lifers
Charlie Butts – OneNewsNow – 10/15/2010 3:30:00 AM

Charges are pending against a Tennessee abortionist in connection with an assault incident in Charleston, South Carolina.

Troy Newman of Operation Rescue explains that 62-year-old Gary Boyle flies into South Carolina from Tennessee to perform abortions. But following a recent incident outside the Charleston Women’s Medical Center, Boyle was arrested for pointing a loaded gun at pro-lifers.

“It looks like he was so perturbed by the peaceful, prayerful 40 Days for Life people that were praying in front of the abortion clinic that he operates there that he pulled a gun and pointed this weapon at the peaceful, prayerful pro-lifers,” Newman reports. “He was subsequently arrested and booked on aggravated assault in the local jail.”

The Operation Rescue president finds the increased amount of violence against pro-lifers disturbing.

“We’ll remember Jim Pouillon that was brutally gunned down and murdered in Michigan just last year, and we’ve had other incidents,” he laments. “I’ve had weapons pulled on me. Recently, there was another incident in Albuquerque, New Mexico where a man threatened to shoot some pro-lifers out there. So it’s becoming increasingly dangerous.”

But even in the face of that danger, Newman says the pro-life advocates he knows will not be deterred because they are prayerfully working to rescue unborn children who are sentenced to die.

While the pro-life battle field is becoming increasingly dangerous, advocates in Rockford, Illinois, who thought they were about to reach a settlement with the city, will most likely finish their case in federal court because of the lack of protection the city provides for them. (See related story)

Rockford is the home of the Northern Illinois Women’s Center, one of the most notorious abortion clinics in the state. The owner is known for hassling and threatening pro-lifers by taking measures like approaching them with a chainsaw, hanging rubber chickens by the neck in the window and posting anti-Christian slogans. One pro-lifer was actually attacked by a supporter of the clinic.

Tom Brechja, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, reports that a federal civil rights lawsuit was filed against the city two-and-a-half years ago.

“We thought we were on the way to settling, and the judge even presided in a number of conferences in chambers. And suddenly, they changed their tune,” he explains. “We’re not sure exactly why or what led to it, [but] we think there’s probably a civil war going on within the Rockford city government.”

Brechja feels the pro-lifers have been as patient as possible with the city.

“Just the other day, we were in court and we’re back on the war path,” he laments. “We’ve staked out a schedule for hostilities, and we’re going to proceed in earnest to enforce our claims and win complete relief, we trust, against the city in federal court.”

Pro-lifers simply want the law enforced and their constitutional rights protected, but the city may now have to pay damages.

Pro-lifers continue protests after arrest of gun toting abortion doctor

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortionist, Gary Boyle, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2010 by saynsumthn

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Demonstrators continue protest at Charleston abortion clinic after doctor’s firearm arrest

Demonstrators continue to sit in peaceful protest outside of a Charleston abortion clinic Monday, despite an alleged gun incident between a doctor and demonstrators. Tennessee doctor, 62-year-old Gary Boyle is out on 25-thousand-dollar bail, after police arrested him and charged him with pointing a gun at anti-abortion demonstrators.

Since September 22nd, anti-abortion demonstrators have gathered outside the Charleston Women’s Medical Center, as part of a national campaign against abortion called “40 Days for Life.” Donna Barber is one of the group’s organizers. She says, “We’ve never had anything happen. It’s normally very peaceful out here. We come out here to pray for unborn babies and the mothers and fathers, and even for the convergence of the workers in the clinic and the doctors. We are peaceful and prayerful.”

Saturday morning, according to police reports, Boyle drove into the center’s parking lot with his wife, and admitted he pointed a gun at three protesters after they approached him. He says he was in fear for his and his wife’s life.

Barber was a part of the demonstration Saturday. She says the demonstrators did not approach Boyle’s car. Barber says, “They were standing out there and the 17-year-old is a very pro-life person because he was one of those children who was almost aborted 17-years ago. He was standing out there praying, and the abortionist came down from that way and turned in behind the abortion clinic, and as he turned and crossed over in front of them, he just had a gun pointed at them. We were just very startled that anybody would have a gun, or feel it necessary to pull one on people standing out there being prayerful, and just standing on the sidewalk in the public right-away. We just felt there’s something very wrong with that.”

Police took Dr. Boyle’s black semi-automatic pistol into evidence. News 2 called Dr. Boyle’s office in Tennessee Monday, and workers there said he will not be back until Wednesday, and he had no comment. We are also still waiting on return phone calls from an attorney representing the Charleston Women’s Medical Center.

“40 days for life” demonstrators will be protesting until october 31st.. the group plans to hold a mid-way rally with a candle light vigil on october 16th.

Abortion doctor arrested for threatening pro-lifers with a gun

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion complication, Abortionist, Gary Boyle, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2010 by saynsumthn

Shortly after the one year anniversary of a pro-choice man gunning down and murdering a pro-life abortion protester and only weeks after a patient’s father at the abortion clinic of Curtis Boyd in New Mexico threatened pro-lifers with a gun and was arrested, another act of violence with a gun has been committed against pro-life abortion protesters. A TN doctor has been charged with pointing gun at protestors outside abortion clinic
5:42 PM, Oct 3, 2010

CHARLESTON, SC — A Blountville, Tennessee doctor has been charged with pointing a gun at protesters outside an abortion clinic in Charleston, South Carolina.

Local police say 62-year old Gary Boyle was released on a $25,000 bail Saturday, after they say he pointed a handgun at three abortion protesters in the clinic’s parking lot.

It was not clear whether or not Boyle was actually performing abortions at the Charleston clinic, but the investigation is ongoing.

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From the Post and Courier

Police: Abortion doctor pulls gun
3 protesters approached him at West Ashley clinic

BY ALLYSON BIRD
The Post and Courier
Sunday, October 3, 2010

For the past 11 days, anti-abortion demonstrators have gathered at the Charleston Women’s Medical Center in West Ashley as part of the annual “40 Days for Life” movement against abortion, each of them signing a “statement of peace” before participating.

Police say the protest met a threat Saturday morning when an out-of-state abortion doctor flashed a gun at them.

Police arrested Gary Boyle, 62, a Blountville, Tenn., physician, on charges of pointing a firearm.

Boyle drove into the parking lot of the clinic on Ashley River Road near Fuseler Road at around 8:30 a.m. When three protesters, including a 17-year-old boy, approached him, Boyle brandished a black handgun loaded with 15 rounds, according to a police report.

Boyle then stepped out of his SUV and walked into the clinic without further incident, the report says. One of the three protesters, 50-year-old John Karafa, called 911.

“We were like, ‘Well, that was a gun,’ ” Karafa said. “You can’t do that.”

Boyle appeared by video conference at a bond hearing Saturday afternoon dressed in a light yellow button-down shirt. Charleston County Magistrate Priscilla Baldwin set his bail at $25,000, which he posted later Saturday.

Whether Boyle performed abortions locally is not known. He and another physician operate the Bristol Regional Women’s Center near his Tennessee home.

A woman who came to the courtroom on Boyle’s behalf declined to speak during the proceedings and ignored requests for comment after the hearing.

More than a half-dozen anti- abortion demonstrators also attended

The incident wasn’t the doctor’s first legal snag.

He and his partner operated their clinic without a required certificate of need from the Tennessee Health Department for several years in the 1990s, and the health department tried to shut them down, according to court filings.

The dispute dragged on for years until 2002, when an appeals judge ruled that the state statute requiring the certificate had violated a woman’s right to privacy.