by Linda Powell, Editor of GRTL E-News
I would like to set the record straight. Violence begets violence. When James Pouillon was shot multiple times and killed on September 11th while he was protesting abortion outside Owosso High School in Michigan, it became clear that 36 years of abortion – an extreme form of violence against the babies in the womb – was responsible for his death.
Let me explain. The Catholic bishops in the U.S. noted in 2001 (Pastoral Plan for Pro-life Activities) that legalized abortion has made ours “a society increasingly coarsened by toleration and acceptance of acts that purposely destroy human life.” They continue. “A society which destroys human life by abortion under the mantle of law unavoidably undermines respect for life in all other contexts.” Unfettered abortion has paved the road for more violence.
Pro-life demonstrators have been verbally and physically harassed. They have received death threats. But Mr. Pouillon’s death is the first publicized murder. It is reprehensible as are the deaths of 3,500 babies per day; 90 of them in Georgia.
The Fruits of Abortion
The fruits of the culture of death are a callous disregard for the sanctity of life and the insane promotion of death with lies, distortions, and hate-filled propaganda. Don’t believe it? “Pro-choice” rhetoric has had an effect on our youth culture. Here is a smattering of comments that appeared the day of Mr. Pouillon’s murder. These appeared on NBC 25 Mid-Michigan News:
- One way to stop these nuts.
- I’m glad this kook is gone.
- Just consider it a retroactive abortion on another right-wing whack job. No great loss.
- He hurt the pro-life cause [with his signs] and I’m glad he is gone.
These are just a few of the milder comments of some anti-life Americans about this murdered man. We can be sure that the vicious spirit of the culture of death is running deep in our country.
Setting the Record Straight
Abortionists and their supporters are desensitized as they are exposed to so much death. It seems inevitable that they would become more violent outside the abortion mills, too. Detailed documentation shows that pro-abortionists have murdered 1,306 people since 1966. Ninety-two (92) percent of their victims have been women and children. Pro-abortionists have raped, tortured, beaten, strangled, poisoned, stabbed, burned, murdered, and even buried alive pregnant women (many in their last trimester) because they have refused to have abortions.
Pro-lifers have been attacked with guns, cars, acid, hypodermic syringes and baseball bats. Incredibly, no pro-abortion group has ever denounced this kind of violence. In fact, they have applauded and supported these actions. (For more information, see www.abortionviolence.com)
We cannot deny that a handful of individuals, always acting alone, have committed terrible violence in their attempts to stop the wholesale killing that has been abortion in our country. God’s commandment does not say “Thou shall not kill except for abortionists.” And, we are right to quickly condemn such violence. However, you might be surprised to learn that more than a dozen abortionists have been convicted of murder and manslaughter of their wives, their patients, and even other abortionists and the “pro-choicers” never denounce these killings and you never hear about them in the press.
What should we do? Can we do anything? Well, we can fast and pray for an end to all violence. We can stay informed and the next time a person shows you a list of “anti-choice” violence and demands that you apologize for it, tell him (or her) that the apology must be mutual. You will apologize for violence that you were not involved in, if he (she) also apologizes. And we have to end the violence of abortion.
Everyone’s life depends upon it!