Skip to comments.E. Tenn. abortion doctor charged with pointing gun at protesters (Should killers be armed?)
Posted on 10/04/2010 2:38:23 PM PDT by Libloather
E. Tenn. abortion doctor charged with pointing gun at protesters
Updated: 8:52 PM Oct 3, 2010
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Police have charged a physician who provides abortion procedures in East Tennessee with pointing a gun at protesters outside a Charleston health care office.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that 62-year-old Gary Boyle of Blountville, Tenn., was released on $25,000 bail Saturday. There was no answer Sunday at a telephone listing for Boyle in his hometown and the clinic was closed.
According to a police report, Boyle pulled out a handgun when he was approached by three abortion protesters in the parking lot at Charleston Women's Medical Center in West Ashley. It was not clear whether Boyle was performing abortions at the Charleston clinic.
The protesters are participating in a "40 Days for Life" campaign in which they pray outside the clinic 24 hours a day from Sept. 22 through Oct. 31.
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He must be one of those angry Tea Party people.
At the end of the day, what he does is immoral, but it is entirely legal.
Everyone has the right to protect themselves. When 3 protesters approached him, he felt threatened - so does he have a right to protect himself? Yup.
I find it interesting that he is the sole source of hatred by those who oppose abortion. It seems to me that he is no jumping unsuspecting women and killing their babies - they are seeking him out, and paying him to perform this ‘service’. So, who is the more evil? The Doctor providing a ‘service’ or the mother who seeks and then pays this ‘service’?
Once you recognize that abortion doctors are flat out murderers, you have to realize that they have no moral qualms about harming human beings in any other way. Indeed, the only thing which stopped this doctor from killing the protesters was that the legal code, thank the LORD, protects them.
This lunatic deserved the death penalty long before he pointed a gun at protesters. If liberals can’t see that there is a correlation between disregard for the unborn and a disregard for the rest of the human race after this event, then there is no hope for them.
Then he never should've been charged with a crime.
There have been maniaccs who have published the family information and addresses of abortionists. I persoanlly think that a lot of these people are on edge day in and day out.
Well, you can be charged with anything - shoplifting, jaywalking, speeding, wearing Spandex, ect.
What will be interesting is how the court finds him. Given the number of Abortion Doctors who have been murdered, and the fact that he was approached by 3 protesters - one can understand how he could have felt threatened.
Everyone has the right to protect themselves. When 3 protesters approached him, he felt threatened - so does he have a right to protect himself?True. I failed to consider this in my original post. If you feel threatened, you have an obligation to defend yourself.
I find it interesting that he is the sole source of hatred by those who oppose abortion. It seems to me that he is no jumping unsuspecting women and killing their babies - they are seeking him out, and paying him to perform this service. So, who is the more evil? The Doctor providing a service or the mother who seeks and then pays this service?Both are facilitators of murder, but it is the doctor who lands the killing blow. The mother must be severely punished by the law, but the doctor must pay the highest price. (Granted, I would prefer that direct facilitators to crime receive the death penalty, as well.)
Not to often I’m in 100% agreement on this topic - but I think you and I think alot alike.
From a religious point of view; you cannot destroy a soul. You can only deny a soul the full measure of life it may have had an opportunity to experience, and this is something he will answer to God for. I would not want to be in his shoes on that day - or anywhere in the vicinity. In fact, if I get any say in the matter I either want to be a couple of million souls ahead of him in line, or behind him in line.
I’m banking heavily that God will get bored on judgement day and that he grades on a curve.
Both, but if you want to suppress the practice you get more bang for your buck by eliminating the job of “abortionist”.
You dont carry, right? If you did, you’d more than likley know that the laws of the several states do not allow one to demonstrate lethal force towards another when there is NO justification.
Usually, states laws require three basic components of an equation to be present:
ability-the threat(s) must have ability to do great harm or result in death
opportunity-be close enough (or within reasonable range if weapons are involved)
imminence-the threat must be underway or about to be underway
Three folks carrying “Jesus Loves You” signs does not likely meet the first (even if they were 250 pounders),
Three folks carrying “Jesus Loves Unborn Children” signs after 30 some days of peaceful presence likely does not equal the second
and three guys praying aloud in Jesus’ name does not (likley) meet the third
If this guy was threatened-it was by his own (seared) conscience, not three folks approaching him peacefully. This is why he was arrested, and not the three folks who were approaching.....
The courts no longer allow the posting of that particular piece of information.
Remember, just because you might be an abortionist doesn't mean you are immune to drunk drivers, street bandits, bank robbers, or other folks who wouldn't particularly care one way or the other if they killed you. I'm sure they have at least their share of such victim situation, if not more.
Thanks Manly. Guns aren’t for scaring people away.
Only personal faith in the saving work of Jesus Christ’s once-for-all sacrifice on the cross will straighten out the balance owed by you or anyone else on judgement day.
No curves, no goody goody worky stuff, only child like faith, then a life motivated by the free gift of etneral life....
Sorry, you are gambling.
If I am wrong, so what, if you are wrong, so sad. There is yet time!
I'm not sure this is entirely accurate. Before we had abortionists, we had wire hangers and women inserting chemicals and other insturments in the attempt to abort the child. We also had unlicensed 'doctors'.
To eliminate this, we need to eliminate both Supply and Demand. As long as there is a 'demand', there will be a supply. Just like in the drug industry - without any regulation there is no safety for anyone involved. Any butcher can weild a knife, fork, bottle of Liq. Plumber, ect. And many have.
And then, there's the assumption the women were doing it themselves.
My fault ... should have thrown down the < /sarcasm> or < /just kidding> flag after my ‘grade on the curve’ statment.
This often happens when I’m snickering during a post.
I’ll take your word on that. I was in High School during Roe vs. Wade. So, to say I was ignorant and naive’ is an understatment.
I honestly have no idea how many ‘home abortions’ were attempted, how many were successful and never were reported, how many were unsuccessful and required hospitalization, how many were unsucceful and resulted in the death of the mother - or how many were unsuccessful and resulted in a normal birth.
Logically, we would never know how many were successfully done at a Black Market clinic.
Do you really want to compare score cards? I mean, approximately a million per year slaughtered in abortuaries and a few women dying from botched butchery, as compared to how many aborticutionists per year? ... You might be on the wrong forum for your worldview. FR is a concservative, pro-life forum.
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