Sunday, May 31, 2009


Here's a little more information on previous attacks on doctors and clinics.

April 2007: Authorities say Paul Ross Evans placed a homemade bomb in the parking lot of the Austin Women's Health Center in Texas. A bomb squad disposes of the device, which contained two pounds of nails. There were no injuries. Evans was later sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Oct. 23, 1998: Dr. Barnett Slepian is fatally shot in his home in a suburb of Buffalo, N.Y. Militant abortion opponent James Kopp is convicted of the murder in 2003 and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Jan. 29, 1998: A bomb explodes just outside a Birmingham, Ala., abortion clinic, killing a police officer and wounding several others. Eric Rudolph was arrested in May 2003 after several years on the lam. He later pleaded guilty to that incident and the deadly bombing at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He was sentenced in 2005 to two consecutive life terms without parole.
Jan. 16, 1997: Two bomb blasts an hour apart rock an Atlanta building containing an abortion clinic. Seven people are injured. Rudolph is charged by federal authorities in October 1998.
Dec. 30, 1994: John Salvi opens fire with a rifle inside two Boston-area abortion clinics, killing two receptionists and wounding five others. Sentenced to life without parole, he kills himself in prison in 1996.
Nov. 8, 1994: Dr. Garson Romalis, who performs abortions in Vancouver, Canada, is shot in the leg while eating breakfast at home.
July 29, 1994: Dr. John Bayard Britton and his volunteer escort, James H. Barrett, are slain outside a Pensacola, Fla., abortion clinic. Barrett's wife, June, is wounded in the attack. Paul J. Hill, 40, a former minister and anti-abortion activist, is later convicted of murder and sentenced to death.
Aug. 19, 1993: Dr. George Tiller is shot in the arms as he drives out of parking lot at his Wichita, Kan., clinic. Rachelle "Shelley" Shannon is later convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison.
March 10, 1993: Dr. David Gunn is shot to death outside Pensacola, Fla., clinic, becoming the first U.S. doctor killed during an anti-abortion demonstration. Michael Griffin is convicted and serving a life sentence.


HelenWheels said...

This is so fucked up. Thanks for the update.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Helen - Yes it is fucked up. And the right-wingers bitched about their extremists being called a terror threat. Of course certain ones will be praising the shooter tomorrow.'re welcome.

skyewriter said...

When I was in undergrad, I went to a Planned Parenthood near campus for my annual exams. I was out of state and had no clue about health insurance; not to mention I was broke living as a college student in Boston.

The year after I graduated the clinic was destroyed in a bombing.

What an effed up world we live in when people kill those trying to help others have better lives... even those who seek to save it.

Riot Kitty said...

Anyone who praises the shooter - well, live by the sword, die by the sword, I think.

I am going to make a shirt with the button Tiller wore: "Trust Women."

Or perhaps, "Go fuck yourselves, right-wing extremist bastards." I'm not sure yet.

skyewriter said...

Put me down for two of the "Go-Fuck-Yourselves" one, please.

Grandpa Eddie said...

skyewriter - These home grown terrorists all say they are pro life, but they want to kill doctors and don't care who else gets killed in the process.
All of them could be brought up on terrorism charges for what they have done, or attempted to do, but they won't.
But if a leftist had thrown a rock at a police car during the last eight years you can bet that he/she would have been charged as a terrorist.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Riot Kitty - I'm with skyewriter. I'll take one of those "Go Fuck Yourselves" please. Just let me know what you need for it.