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2 gun incidents outside abortion clinics only one arrest

Posted in AHA, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2015 by saynsumthn

This week there have been two reported incidents where pro-choice men waived a gun at protesters opposing abortion outside abortion clinics, resulting in only one arrest.

Bristol, Tennessee, police arrested Derrick Doss Wednesday just outside the Bristol Women’s Clinic abortion clinic after he brandished a gun at pro-life demonstrators as he walked into clinic with his girlfriend.

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Protesters accuse the abortion advocate of pulling a gun on them but Doss told police he didn’t take the gun out of its holster and removed it from his vehicle because he felt threatened.

The abortion advocate has been charged him with aggravated assault.

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The clinic is the same cite owned by an abortion doctor who threatened pro-lifers with a gun years ago.

Charleston Police arrested abortionist Gary Boyle after he pointed a gun at three abortion protesters near the back entrance of the Charleston’s Women’s Medical Center abortion center in 2010.

According to the police report, Boyle works at the center.

He also practiced at the Bristol Regional Women’s Center in Tennessee where this latest incident occurred.

Meanwhile, police in North Carolina have refused to arrest another man who pulled out a weapon to threaten anti-abortion protesters.

In the video below – you can see the man who was in the parking lot of the A Woman’s Choice abortion clinic in Raleigh pulling out his gun when the demonstrators spoke to him:

A group calling themselves Abolitionists against abortion said the man pulled a pistol as they offered help to him as he drove a woman to the clinic.

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Protesters outside the A Woman’s Choice abortion clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina immediately called police who took 20 minutes to respond they stated.

Police let the armed pro-choice man go, protesters reported, failing to arrest him or charge him with any crimes.

Instead, they claim that days earlier police opened a criminal case on the abolitionist protester at this same location for, “having their sign touching a fence and “blocking the public right of way” with tiny fetal models laying on the grass nearby the curb.”

The video shows below shows Police Captain Corrigan of the Raleigh Police Department, telling the abolitionists that there is nothing to charge the gun brandishing pro-choice man.

The anti-abortion group said that they later observed the offender enter the abortion facility after police removed his handcuffs and let him go. Afterwards they say that police escorted the man to his car and shook his hand.

UPDATE: The Johnson City Press had more on the Bristol Tennessee incident:

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    Police were called to the Bristol Regional Women’s Center on West State Street just before 8 a.m. and learned of an argument between a protester and a patron of the business, Derrick Doss, 32,

    Police said Doss went to his vehicle and retrieved a handgun, which he loaded by racking the slide. Police found Doss with a handgun.

    After gathering evidence and taking witness statements, police charged him with aggravated assault. He was taken to the Sullivan County Jail.

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.

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.