When an abortion activist was arrested for throwing a Molotov cocktail device at pro-lifers outside a Planned Parenthood, the media did not respond by labeling all pro-choice and reproductive rights activists as “extremists” or “domestic terrorists.”
Earlier this year, Melanie Maria Toney admitted to throwing the Molotov cocktail at pro-life people praying outside an Austin Planned Parenthood. She was not a peeping tom recluse living in a trailer in the boonies. In fact, she was an active supporter of abortion rights even testifying against restrictive abortion laws in Texas.
Her actions were blamed on her alone and were not used as a politically charged media slander of all abortion rights supporters. There have been several acts of violence directed at pro-lifers including the use of guns yet the media conveniently fails to report them.
However, when one lone gunman was arrested after a tragic shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood in November, which left three people dead and several others injured, the media went crazy labeling pro-life activists as “extremists” claiming their “rhetoric” somehow led to the shooting. This very untrue and irresponsible conduct is obviously motivated, not by truth, but by the abortion bias of many in the main stream media.
To show how bias they are, one need only look at how the media handled only a “few” of the violent or illegal actions of those in the abortion movement.
In February of 2015, an Arizona court rejected an appeal by an abortionist who was convicted of sexually abusing several patients in his Phoenix abortion clinic.
Originally charges with 67 counts of sexual assault, abortionist Brian Finkel was sentenced in 2004 to nearly 35 years in prison and convicted of 22 counts sexual assault of his female abortion patients. Despite the fact that the convicted abortionist once did 20% of the state’s abortions, all abortion providers were never labeled rapists after Finkel’s convictions. (More on this violent case here)
In December of 2013, a California Planned Parenthood employee was arrested on a count of sexual battery, according to the Sacramento Police. Jorge Martin-Santana stood accused of inappropriately touched a patient while working as a medical assistant and the media was relatively silent.
Despite his arrest on these alleged charges, Planned Parenthood suffered no scorn from the MSM.
When Philadelphia abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of first-degree murder for killing three babies born alive and viable during abortion procedures, and was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a woman who died at his clinic during a procedure, the abortion industry referred to him as an anomaly and the media played along. In May of 2013, Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison leaving the abortion industry and all their supporters who turned a blind eye to the actions of Gosnell unscathed.
When police arrested Tony Ray Thornton, he was working as Planned Parenthood’s President and CEO of their Lubbock, Texas branch. In 2012, the 56 year-old Planned Parenthood CEO was arrested and accused of exposing his genitals in Mackenzie Park. Sgt. Jonathan Stewart, Lubbock Police Department spokesman, said he didn’t know whether children were in the area when Thornton was in the park or how many people were present. You can read the police report here.
But, no worries, because Planned Parenthood instantly distanced the organization from him and that was that. There was no call from the media to label all Planned Parenthood staffers perverts for the action of one employee.
In 2010, the doctor who performed an abortion on deceased patient Laura Hope Smith admitted that his actions led to her death while she was under his care. In addition to receiving a 6 month jail sentence for pleading guilty to the criminal charge of involuntary manslaughter, 67 year-old abortion doctor Rapin Osathanondh settled a civil suit and agreed to pay $2 million to Smith’s parents. Smith was 13 weeks pregnant when she went to see Osathanondh for an abortion in his Cape Cod office. She was pronounced dead later that day. Prosecutors charged Osathanondh with manslaughter, alleging that he failed to monitor her while she was under anesthesia, delayed calling emergency services when her heart stopped, and later lied to try to cover up his actions. To date, no other abortion doctor has been labeled an “extremist” for the actions of this abortion doctor. (read more here).
In a 5-4 ruling in 2010, the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the 20-year sentence of a Laurel abortionist for the 1997 murder of his wife. Malachy Dehenre was found guilty of manslaughter in January of 2008 for the shooting death of his wife Nayasha Dehenre.
According to the case, shortly after midnight on January 23, 1997, 911 operators dispatched Jones County deputies and paramedics to the home of Dr. Nyasha DeHenre (Nyasha). Nyasha’s ex-husband, Malachy, was standing outside when law enforcement officials and medical personnel arrived. He directed them into the home, where they found Nyasha lying on the couch with a book lying across her stomach, her feet propped up, and a bullet wound to her head. Nyasha died several days later.
Despite DeHenre’s cold and calculating actions, there was no call to label all abortion doctors extremist wife killers after his arrest and subsequent sentencing and appeal. Instead, Jones County Assistant District Attorney, J. Ronald Parrish called the abortionist, not the abortion movement a, “ despicable nasty person,” adding that he also killed abortion patients.
“He not only killed his wife, that what he was convicted for, but I think people need to know about him. He also killed, two other women during abortions. One in Alabama and one in Jackson, Mississippi, and according to him he preformed 30,000 abortions on unborn children,” he said.
But, wait there’s more…
In 2008, a former employee and abortionist for Planned Parenthood of the Columbia-Willamette in Oregon by the name of Dr. GEORGE ELLIOTT KABACY, M.D., was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for possession of child pornography. Dr. George Elliott Kabacy was actively practicing as an OBGYN in Washington State at the time of his arrest in December 2006. At the sentencing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Lombardi said Kabacy “traded pictures of children being subjected to rape and degradation.”
Kabacy admitted in his plea agreement that he knowingly possessed more than 8,000 images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Although this pedophile was not practicing at the Planned Parenthood at the time of his arrest, the media did not label the entire organization in a negative way after his despicable illegal activities became public.
On December 11, 2001, the Oklahoman detailed the murder trial of abortionist John Baxter Hamilton. Hamilton performed abortions at the Oklahoma Clinic for Women in Oklahoma City, OK.
Hamilton was found guilty in the Valentine’s Day killing of his wife, Susan Hamilton. Her nude body was found lying in blood in the master bathroom of the Hamilton’s Quail Creek home, her skull fractured and face disfigured. She had been choked with a necktie and beaten to death.
Although the media will tout the murder of abortion doctors, few seem to mention the murder conviction of this abortion doctor. They see this case as unrelated to the abortion movement and will never label them all as extremists or terrorists because of it. (More info on this brutal murder here.)
“I just drove and stopped, and I shot. He was still moving so I shot him one more time. I aimed under the ribcage going up toward the heart.”
Those are the words of convicted murderer Harlan Drake. Who did he shoot? Not a Planned Parenthood worker or an abortion doctor. No, Drake believed in abortion. His victim was a pro-life activist by the name of James Pouillon, who was holding a pro-life sign outside a school in Michigan when the pro-choice shooter aimed and fired his weapon, killing him instantly on September 11, 2009.
A witness testified in court that she saw Drake fire multiple shots at Pouillon who attempted to protect himself with his sign and used it to support himself before the shooter drove closer and fired again, she said. “The shots rang out again and he fell to the side and onto his front,” she said.
There were “bullet holes everywhere” in Pouillon’s body, she testified. “He was shot all the way around his body,” she said.
Authorities said that the “anti-abortion literature” which Pouillon passed out motivated Drake to shoot the pro-life man. The killer, Harlan Drake told police that the night before the shootings he intended to kill Pouillon if he saw him at the school the next day holding his pro-life sign.
“I just drove and stopped, and I shot,” Drake said during an interview recorded by police the day of the shootings. “He was still moving so I shot him one more time. I aimed under the ribcage going up toward the heart.”
“I figured if he was there, I’d make sure he wasn’t there (again)…”
The same day Drake fatally wounded James Pouillon in cold blood, he also murdered another man. At the time of his death, pro-life leaders called for authorities to treat Pouillon’s case the same way they treat acts of violence at abortion clinics.
A response by Planned Parenthood East Central Michigan president Lori Lamerand after Pouillon’s murder was published by a local media outlet, “If this is related to his pro-life views, we find that tragic and do not endorse such actions in any way, shape or form,” said Lamerand. Her attempt to denounce the killing was fully accepted by the media and there was no repeated frenzy to label the “rhetoric” of Planned Parenthood against “anti-abortion activists” as having a role in Pouillon’s tragic death.
Despite the murder of this pro-life activist, to date, no other abortion activists have been labeled “extremists” after this attack occurred.