Before we get to the latest murder making headlines, let’s take the liberty of profiling some of the other murders, anti-abortionists have undertaken in the name of their cause.
You’ll notice, the perpetrators of the crimes, hold one ideal, close to their hearts.
That’s the united belief they are on a mission, ordained by God.
If that modus-operandi, sounds strangely familiar – try thinking about planes crashing into buildings.
Indeed, such is the depth of hatred amongst and outright venom, amongst anti-abortionists here in New Zealand – they are lording this latest murder, as ‘justifiable’.
Just like the Islamic Terrorists, anti-abortionists are able to twist pervert their own Christian beliefs, to justify indiscriminate violence and murder.
1993: Florida, Doctor David Gunn, murdered by member of Operation Rescue.
1994: Dr. John Britton and James Barrett, a clinic escort, were both shot to death outside of another facility in Pensacola, by Reverend Paul Jennings Hill. The good reverend was executed.
1994: Two receptionists Shannon Lowney and Lee Ann Nichols, were killed in two clinic attacks in Massachusetts. John Salvi, with links to Human Life International confessed to the murders, but committed suicide, prior to trial.
1998: Robert Sanderson, an off-duty police officers, who moon-lighted as a security guard at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, was killed when his workplace was
bombed, by Eric Rudolf (infamous for The Atalanta Games bombings) Had links to a shadowy Christian group called The Army of God. Rudolfs crusade also involved bombing a lesbian bar.
1998: Dr. Barnett Slepian was shot to death at his home in New York. His killer, who was a member of The Lambs of Christ, fled to France where he was captured and returned to U.S for trial and imprisonment.
Now, these are just the known murders.
There are a number of unsolved cases where anti-abortion Doctors were killed, and where no one claimed responsibility & the guilty parties were never tracked-down.
These North American attacks go back to 1984, when an abortion clinic and two physicians' offices in Florida were bombed in the early morning of Christmas Day by a quartet of young people (Matt Goldsby, Jimmy Simmons, Kathy Simmons, Kaye Wiggins) who later called the bombings "a gift to Jesus on his birthday”.
2000, saw a Catholic priest drive his car into the Northern Illinois Health Clinic after learning that the FDA had approved the drug RU-486. He pulled out an ax before being shot at by a security guard.
In 2001, The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, receives a powdery substance at 90 of its facilities, from a group calling itself the Army of God. Samples taken later tested negative for Anthrax.
The list of this reign of anti-abortion terrorism is extensive, and damning.
And before you say “this is just an American phenomenon” – think again.
In 2002 a security-guard at a Melbourne abortion clinic was shot in the face, and killed by a pro-life activist.
The wife of my own Doctor, herself a part-time physician at a clinic here in Christchurch, has received treats.
So the anti-abortion movement’s, radical and dangerous under-belly, operates in every western country.
Mark my words – it will only be a matter of time till we see our own terror attacks here in New Zealand.
We will soon see our own Dr George Tiller.
In fact we are overdue home-grown terrorism of this kind, given the share venom you see on Kiwi ‘pro-life’ blogs, rejoicing at the murder of Dr Tiller.
Footnote: The first manifestation of Marilyn Manson, wrote & dedicated the following song to Dr David Gunn, the first person to die at the hands of Christian Anti-Abortion Terrorists.