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Posted on 10/04/2010 2:54:35 PM PDT by topher
Monday October 4, 2010
Abortionist Pulls Gun on Pro-Life Witnesses
By Kathleen Gilbert
Updated 10/4/10 at 16:16
CHARLESTON, South Carolina, October 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Tennessee abortionist was arrested, but released on $25,000 bail Saturday after brandishing a gun at pro-lifers peacefully witnessing outside a Charleston clinic.
Witnesses say Tennessee abortionist Gary Boyle, 62, pointed a loaded handgun from his vehicle at about 8:30am Saturday morning at three pro-life witnesses, including one 17-year-old young man, who were standing outside the Charleston Women's Medical Center in West Ashley. After Boyle entered the clinic, the pro-lifers called police.
"We were like, 'Well, that was a gun,'" John Karafa, one of the three, told the Charleston Post and Courier. "You can't do that." Karafa was a participant in the 40 Days for Life campaign, an international semiannual event of prayer, fasting, and pro-life witness outside abortion facilities. The abortionist was arrested and charged with pointing a firearm.
The Post reports that Boyle attended a bond hearing by video conference, and paid his $25,000 bail later the same day. About eight pro-lifers wearing 40 Days for Life wristbands attended the proceedings.
The Charleston Women's Medical Center is South Carolina's largest abortion center, performing 2,550 abortions in 2008, and nearly 55,000 between 1988 and 2008, according to Columbia Christians for Life.
Boyle has been in trouble with the law before. For several years in the 1990s, Boyle operated a Bristol, Tennessee abortuary without proper state certification; however, an appeals judge eventually ruled in 2002 that the statute requiring certification violated a woman's right to privacy, the Post reports.
Cheryl Freiberger, outreach coordinator for the local 40 Days for Life, told LifeSiteNews.com that the charge facing Boyle is a felony. She also said reports claiming the men had approached the abortionist as he sat in his vehicle before he brandished the firearm were false.
"It's not the peaceful pro-life people who are attacking or acting violently, but it's often the pro-choice people who act out against us," she said. She said she hoped that other minor assaults suffered by pro-lifers, which she said police had treated with less diligence, would receive more scrutiny thanks to the recent incident.
The next hearing in the case is scheduled for December 17.
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People going around pointing loaded guns at people may lose their right to freedom...
Threathening a person with a gun is a FELONY.
Sometimes security videos like this tend to disappear...
Life is not precious to abortionists. Doesn’t matter if it is life in the womb or out of it.
Apparently the state is more concerned that a woman can have the abortion rather than abortionist is certified to do the procedure.
While I advocate the protection of an unborn child, I also value the protection of life, in the taking of a life that is presenting an immediate threat of deadly conduct, per the laws of the state I live in...
It may sound hypocritical, or conveluted, but it is just the way I feel about it...It is not based upon any moral or theological stance...
It is based solely upon a virtuous (a person who simply knows the difference between right and wrong) existance, one that respects life enough to take it, in protection of those unable to do so for themselves...
The abortion battle is not just a theological battle, it is also a battle for what is considered to be the diference between right and wrong in the social climes these days...
The abortionist was arrested and charged with pointing a firearm... attended a bond hearing by video conference, and paid his $25,000 bail later the same day... Boyle has been in trouble with the law before. For several years in the 1990s, Boyle operated a Bristol, Tennessee abortuary without proper state certification; however, an appeals judge eventually ruled in 2002 that the statute requiring certification violated a woman's right to privacy... reports claiming the men had approached the abortionist as he sat in his vehicle before he brandished the firearm were false... hoped that other minor assaults suffered by pro-lifers... would receive more scrutiny thanks to the recent incident.
WTF? Is it customary for those accused of *VIOLENT* felonies to 'attend' a bond hearing by videoconference in the state of South Carolina? If it was a bond hearing, then he should have been taken into custody beforehand, not left to run around free as a bird...
“Witnesses say Tennessee abortionist Gary Boyle, 62, pointed a loaded handgun from his vehicle “
Why is he out on bail? The abortionist is dangerous to the born, and the unborn.
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