View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Pro-Choice Violence: Threatening with a Gun

Another incident of threatened violence against a pro-lifer.

Outside a Phoenix Planned Parenthood abortion center on Wednesday an Arizona man pulled a gun on a pro-life advocate who handed him a brochure with information on alternatives to abortion.

Phoenix police Lt. Larry T. Jacobs said in a television interview that the man had just dropped off his girlfriend for an abortion at Planned Parenthood - the billion-dollar abortion business - when the pro-life advocate handed the man the brochure. The man pulled out a gun and pointed it at the woman for a few seconds, then got in his vehicle and drove off.

The pro-lifer wrote down the gunman's license plate and report it to authorities. Police eventually arrested the alleged defendant.

The woman says she was only trying to help the man consider other options.

Maybe because of media distortions about "violent pro-lifers" the man felt threatened. Or maybe he was embarrassed, ashamed or feeling guilty about what he was doing. Only he - and God - knows.



Anonymous Richard said...

Or... maybe it's because Arizona allows any fool to carry a gun around?

4:26 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

That may be the case, but it was the pro-choice "fool" who pulled a gun!

6:19 PM  

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