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The media’s glaring failure to report pro-abortion violence

Posted in Abortion death, Abortion Death List, Created Equal, Life Dynamics, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2019 by saynsumthn

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Violence against pro-life groups and individuals has been underreported by mainstream media outlets even though it occurs on a fairly regular basis and has for decades. While pro-life activists and organizations have received their share of threats (phone calls, mail, personal threats, online, etc.), more serious attacks of vandalism and even violent assault take place against pro-lifers with little mention in the press.

The false painting of pro-life groups as hateful and violent even led to a deranged gunman seeking to shoot staff at the pro-life Family Research Council. In 2009, Harlan Drake shot and murdered pro-life activist James Pouillon, while Pouillon displayed images of babies outside a Michigan school. Recently a man was indicted on federal charges after threatening to kill or rape members of Operation Rescue. Other threats to pro-lifers involving guns — including one by an abortionist — have thus far ended peacefully.

 

Live Action News previously documented an act of arson committed against Janet Folger Porter, who wrote about the incident in her book, True to Life, where she published this image of her car which was burned:

 

The abortion lobby, with the help of complicit pro-abortion media has portrayed pro-lifers as “violent” with regularity. The effort is led by the National Abortion Federation (NAF), which collects alleged “violence and disruption” claims from abortion providers and publishes them annually. While there are serious incidents listed, the report lacks evidence that every alleged act is being committed by pro-life advocates and not a disgruntled employee, angry family member, or random criminal. In addition, NAF pads the numbers by including incidents of non-violent civil disobedience and protest.

NAF Violence and Disruption report categories

 

READ: Shocking video shows frequent violence against Canadian pro-lifers

Unfortunately, while pro-life groups focus on rescuing babies and helping their mothers, to my knowledge, there is not currently a national system to report pro-abortion violence. However violence has been documented by Live Action News and other groups.

Brian Clowes at Human Life International collected data on pro-choice violence for many years. According to a report from Life News, Clowes published 1,200 pages of descriptions and documentation. The research, no longer published online, tracked violence committed by abortion providers (some in prison for murder), by pro-choice men who assaulted or murdered girlfriends for refusing to submit to abortion, and by pro-choice supporters who attacked pro-life sidewalk counselors.

“If people truly understood how backwards the media narrative is regarding the supposed intolerance and violence of pro-lifers, compared to that of ‘pro-choicers,’ we would be having a very different conversation about abortion in our nation today,” Clowes once told the Susan B. Anthony List.

Image: Threatening letter sent to pro-life group Operation Rescue

Threatening letter sent to pro-life group Operation Rescue

The pro-life group Life Dynamics recently issued a report that shows abortion providers have been sexually assaulting and raping their clients for years. “In my 1996 book, Lime 5, I referenced more than 30 documented criminal cases in which abortion clinic doctors had been charged with raping or sexually assaulting their patients. In just these few cases, several hundred women were known to have been victimized,” president Mark Crutcher noted. There are also many other reported cases.

Life Dynamics also tracked incidents of forced abortion, and when the pro-life group created a tool called a “force form” to help protect women and thwart coercion, they claimed abortion advocates condemned it. Life Dynamics wrote:

Of course, the abortion industry has known for years that forced abortions are a problem – there have even been discussions about it at National Abortion Federation conferences. The discussions at these meetings reveal that the same people who advocate for “choice” to the media, politicians, and the country – [have] a stance of “convenient indifference” when it comes to women being forced to get abortions. They acknowledge its existence and talk about it in disapproving tones, while making it clear that they feel no obligation to let it influence the way they deal with these women.

In the interest of full disclosure, I conducted research for Life Dynamics’ “Under the Radar” report documenting how women who refuse to submit to abortion are attacked or assaulted. As the report details, the media is quite silent about this form of abortion-related violence:

[W]hen we were able to obtain copies of police reports, indictments, court records or other similar documentation for these cases, they would almost universally show that when a perpetrator is confronted by an unwanted pregnancy, his first response is not violence but a demand that his partner have an abortion. When violence ensues, it is inevitably a reaction to her refusal to comply.

However, the media’s coverage of these incidents often contains no mention of abortion. Instead, they either portray women who are attacked for refusing to have abortions as women who are attacked for getting pregnant, or they characterize the incident as one of simple “domestic violence” in which the victim’s pregnancy is basically inconsequential.

While the media touts pro-abortion violence statistics, consistently left out is the fact that women are injured and even killed by the abortion industry — Laura Hope Smith, and like Planned Parenthood patients Cree-Erwin and Tonya Reaves. I attended the funeral of Carolina Gutierrez and previously detailed how her agonizing death following her legal abortion took weeks. The infection was so horrific, she developed gangrene, enduring amputations prior to her death.

Carolina Gutierrez woman killed from legal abortion (Image credit Carole Novielli with permission of the family at the time)

As we move closer to fully abolishing abortion in the United States, violence against pro-lifers is expected to intensify. But, despite the dangers, every pro-life activist and organization understands that the act of abortion itself is the most heinous form of violence on innocent preborn babies.

    • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Anti-Christian, Anti-Conservative, Pro-Choice terrorist who shot FRC offices sentenced today in court

Posted in Conservative, homosexuality, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2013 by saynsumthn

floyd-corkinsThe man convicted of shooting an unarmed security guard and building manager at the Family Research Council on August 15, 2012, saying he wanted to kill “conservative right-wing Christians,” was sentenced to 25 years in prison today, was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison.

Floyd Lee Corkins II had plotted to kill “as many people as possible” at conservative organizations he viewed as anti-gay before he was stopped by the former guard, Leonardo Johnson.

Corkins entered the lobby armed with a loaded semi-automatic pistol, 100 rounds of ammunition, and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches. He started firing at FRC’s building manager Leo Johnson who heroically tackled the shooter after a gunshot shattered his arm.

Today Chief Judge Richard Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia sentenced Floyd Lee Corkins II, the perpetrator of a terrorist act at the Family Research Council (FRC) on August 15, 2012. Judge Roberts sentenced Corkins to 25 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in February to three felony counts that included the charge of committing an act of terrorism while armed.

“The carnage you wanted did not happen only because an ordinary man showing extraordinary courage stopped you,” Roberts said before announcing Corkins’s prison term. “Killing human beings is not political activism. It is criminal behavior.”

In arguing for a stiffer sentence of 45 years, federal prosecutors Thursday equated Corkins with the man behind Monday’s shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard that left 12 people dead.

“Mr. Corkins was this close to accomplishing that,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney T. Patrick Martin. “He was no less determined than the Navy Yard gunman. He was no less prepared.”

Corkins, 29, was easily able to purchase a semiautomatic pistol from a Virginia gun shop the week before the August 2012 shooting even though he was suffering from a chronic mental illness. Defense attorney David Bos recommended a sentence of 111 / 2 years and said the case was about “too easy access to firearms.”

Police found a hand-written list in Corkins’s front pants pocket with the names of three other socially conservative organizations. Had he succeeded with the shooting, Corkins told FBI agents he planned to go directly to the second organization on his list. Read More

Mr. Leo Johnson, who ultimately stopped Mr. Corkins’ attack, delivered a statement before the court, as did FRC President Tony Perkins. Mr. Perkins delivered his statement on behalf of the FRC staff.

Mr. Leo Johnson made the following comments during the sentencing:

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“The actions of Floyd Lee Corkins have greatly impacted my life. I often experience feelings of anger and frustration when I think about all of the things that I have had, and continue, to endure both physically and psychologically as a result of this crime. I have had to endure surgery, with at least two more scheduled; painful, life-threatening blood clots which developed in my right lung; grueling physical therapy sessions; multiple medications and numerous doctors appointments as a result of this crime. My family was put under tremendous stress as well, as they tried to cope with the shock of what happened and the fear of not knowing whether I was even alive, let alone going to be OK.”

To read Mr. Johnson’s complete statement, click here: http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF13I55.pdf

Mr. Perkins made the following comments during the sentencing:

“The attack at our headquarters did not just harm Leo. As the Court knows, Mr. Corkins’ stated intention was to kill as many FRC staff as possible to send a political message, a chilling, political message. But for Leo’s heroic conduct and the protective hand of the Lord, this crime might have ended like the tragic shooting that occurred earlier this week here in D.C.”

To read the complete FRC staff statement delivered by Mr. Perkins, click here: http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF13I54.pdf

“As the Court knows, Mr. Corkins’ stated intention was to kill as many FRC staff as possible to send a political message. But for Leo’s heroic conduct, and the protective hand of the Lord, this crime might have ended as one of the worst acts of domestic terrorism the District of Columbia has ever seen. Today we are not seeking vengeance, but we do seek justice…

Many on our staff and in their families have suffered ongoing emotional and psychological harm and have changed their daily lives in response to the attack. Every day, our staff has to deal with the fact that each of us was a potential victim. The facts show that he planned his attack in great detail and hoped for massive casualties…. prosecutors revealed that Mr. Corkins had obtained our building location from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s website.

He was clearly inspired by the [SPLC]’s labeling of FRC as a “hate group” based on our belief that marriage can only take place between one man and one woman… His goal and that of the SPLC is to silence those with whom they disagree. In a civil society, shutting down debate is not how reasonable people and organizations operate. Intimidating and bullying others shreds the “ordered liberty” of which our Founders wrote and for which they advocated, and places all of us in jeopardy of losing our sacred rights as militant extremists claim the public square exclusively for themselves.”

Confessed Terrorist Floyd Corkins Admits to Using SPLC Target List

Hate Crime? White MSU Student shot dead – suspects Black

Posted in Hate Crimes, Racism with tags , , , , , , on March 26, 2012 by saynsumthn

An arrest has been made in connection with Saturday’s killing of a Mississippi State University student, but university officials are remaining mum about it.

Mason Perry Jones, a “person of interest” in the fatal shooting of John Sanderson, was arrested Sunday night in Memphis, Tenn., authorities said. Jones had been one of three suspects sought.

Sanderson, 21, of Madison, had transferred from Holmes Community College. He was shot multiple times “right outside” a dorm room on the first floor of Evans Hall, said Bill Kibler, vice president of student affairs at the university in Starkville.

Sanderson was pronounced dead at Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center at 11:03 p.m. Saturday, more than 40 minutes after his arrival at the hospital.

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Hate Criime? White MSU Student shot dead – sus…, posted with vodpod

According to the MSU website, the suspects are three black males who fled Evans Hall in a blue Crown Victoria.
“The perpetrators fled our campus, but we’re still attempting to identify who those perpetrators are and so we’re following every lead in order to do that,” said Dr. Bill Kibler, vice president of student affairs at MSU.

As of Today, Investigators say they don’t have a motive for the shooting.

Pro-choice man murders girlfriend who refused abortion

Posted in pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , on November 11, 2011 by saynsumthn

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Derek Smyer, 31,/ 27-year-old Crystal Taylor

Man charged in decade-old murder of pregnant girlfriend
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has announced an arrest in a chilling decade-old murder case.

Derek Smyer, 31, has been charged with the murder of 27-year-old Crystal Taylor and their unborn child.

Smyer allegedly hired 30-year-old Skyler Jefferson Moore to shoot Taylor after she refused to abort her pregnancy. Taylor was shot Sept. 25, 2001, in the carport of her Hawthorne apartment.

“He [Smyer] elicited the murder. He hired the other shooter to kill Crystal, so he’s been charged with accessory to murder and solicitation and actually with the murder. He did not want to be a father so he wanted to get rid of Crystal and the baby,” said L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Detective Dave Coleman.

Moore is already serving a life sentence for an unrelated murder and has also been charged in Taylor’s murder.

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According to the DA’s Office:, In August 2001, Smyer allegedly became upset when he learned his girlfriend was pregnant and refused to have an abortion. Smyer allegedly arranged for Moore to kill Crystal Dejuanna Taylor, who was four months pregnant. Taylor was fatally shot on Sept. 25, 2001, in her Hawthorne apartment.

Moore, who is serving a life without parole sentence for an unrelated murder, and Smyer are charged with Taylor’s murder and the murder of her unborn fetus. Prosecutors will decide later whether to seek the death penalty.
Deputy District Attorney’s Danette Meyers and Kimberly Abourezk are assigned to prosecute the case.
Moore and Smyer are scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 18 at the Airport Superior Court, Department 144.

Pro-abortion man massacres wife and family

Posted in pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , on October 21, 2011 by saynsumthn

According to this article in the NY Post: Slay-dad abortion trauma
October 21, 2011

Westchester slay-suicide dad Sam Friedlander cruelly pressured his wife to have an abortion several years ago — and had a twisted fascination with their young daughter, his grieving father-in-law said yesterday.

“He took inappropriate photos of Molly. Naked parts of her anatomy,” Gary Perez told The Post after making funeral arrangements for his daughter, Amy, granddaughter Molly, 10, and grandson Gregory, 8, who were massacred by Friedlander early Tuesday in the family’s Lewisboro home.

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Man who wanted pregnant girlfriend to abort their child because she was ” fat and ugly” faces death penalty

Posted in pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , on October 20, 2011 by saynsumthn

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BACK STORY:

From WHPTC 10/19/2011
Matthew Becker, who faced charges for shooting Allison Walsh, will likely receive the death penalty after prosecutors filed the necessary paperwork. Becker faced two counts for killing Walsh, who was seven months pregnant.

Becker admitted to State Police that he pointed a gun at Walsh.

FROM A PREVIOUS STORY:
Matthew Becker, 22, of Rapho Township, was originally charged with shooting Allison Walsh, 21, while she laid sleeping in bed inside of Becker’s parents’ home last Friday, August 12.

Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman told CBS 21 News that Becker gave police several different explanations of what exactly happened, and that they all were meant to make the shooting appear to be an accident.

Stedman said that in each of the stories Becker admitted to standing over Walsh, and handling a .22 caliber pistol he had just purchased that night.

In the week since the shooting, several friends and family members of the seven-months-pregnant victim came forward to investigators to state that they believed this was no accident.

According to the criminal complaint, a friend of Walsh’s said that Becker had threatened the victim with a knife in the past, and said he would kill her if she tried to leave him.

Walsh’s sister told investigators Becker had called the victim “fat and disgusting,” and Walsh’s step-sister said Becker wanted Walsh to have an abortion.

“There’s a history of him menacing her with a gun,” Stedman said. “This wasn’t something unusual based on his history with her and a prior girlfriend. He had pointed guns at them.”

Becker is being held without bail at the Lancaster County Prison.

Never forget the pro-life martyrs !

Posted in James Pouillon, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , on July 11, 2011 by saynsumthn

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