Police are trying to identify the man who entered the West 7th office of State Sen. Wendy Davis Tuesday (March 20, 2012) afternoon and threw two firebombs just outside the door. Two staffers were in the third floor office when the attack occurred around 4 o’clock. One of them had to leap over the flames to escape, then went to the break room, grabbed an extinguisher and put out the fire. No one was hurt, but the lawmaker’s office was damaged by the fire.
Pro-abortion advocate Jessica Pieklo chimes in,
The incident is the latest in a series of escalating attacks and rhetoric targeting vocally pro-choice legislators and family planning clinics. Previous attacks on clinics in Florida and California underscore the threat women and health care providers face simply trying to access or provide reproductive care.
If the lessons of Dr. Tiller and the long history of violence associated with the anti-choice movement tell us anything it’s that “life” is of little value to a movement grounded in denying women the basic right to make their own medical decisions.
How many stories like this do we hear? Mothers and child-killing specialists fearful for their lives – heck, they’re “simply trying to access or provide reproductive care”… Let’s be clear, the above attack was cowardly and must be condemned by all who call themselves pro-life.
But how often do we hear about violence occurring on the other side of the fence? LifeSiteNews reported on March 18, 2011:
A homemade “bomb” akin to a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a pro-life activist during a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil. The attack took place at around 6:15 p.m., March 17, 2012, near the All Family Health Care abortion center in Kalispell, Montana. …The device was thrown at one of the vigil participants, an elderly retired woman, by an unidentified assailant as she walked on the public sidewalk near the abortion facility.
The victim did not see the thrower, nor did she see the device before it exploded on the sidewalk behind her, making a loud popping noise as it burst into flame. The victim was unhurt. Though perhaps the most dangerous event in memory, Trierweiler said that projectiles were not uncommon: last year elderly participants were struck by water balloons; at other times, critics hurled baby dolls smeared with fake blood.
According to the Thomas More Law Society, which has filed a complaint with the FBI about the incident, a Kalispell police officer arrived only after a lengthy delay. The Society reports the police officer told the 40 Days prayer vigil participants that they should expect this kind of reaction if they’re out protesting.
That’s never going to make the evening news. Because this is not supposed to happen! Pro-lifers are supposed to be the violent, hateful, misogynist types, while pro-choicers are portrayed as being freedom fighters, and tireless champions of women’s empowerment.
Abortion is not about women’s empowerment. Mothers don’t choose abortion – they are victims of abortion. The spineless men in those women’s lives either weren’t their for their woman; abandoned their woman, or pressured their woman to “take care of it.” And these child-killing specialists hailed as heroes by advocates of legal abortion – some of them – such as Curtis Boyd – genuinely believe in what they’re doing, yet the majority cower in their offices counting their blood money, lying to themselves in an effort to justify their evil, pathetic occupation – preying on abandoned women and helpless, tiny little children.
No. From my experience, the vast majority of “prochoice” individuals are angry – more often than not, because they themselves have been affected by abortion. I have had a bottle thrown at me as I stood on a street corner, displaying to all passers-by the reality of “choice.” That same day, a friend of mine was shoved, and had his sign kicked from him as he stood peacefully doing the same thing.
Real pro-lifers are not a threat.
Unstable, hurt people are a threat. And I’ll quickly acknowledge it. These people can be found on both sides of the debate.
Related Reading: Prolife Violence In Perspective