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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Who's Violent? Pro-Choicers Kill and Threaten!

Lately, there's been violence at some abortion mills. Oh, you think, those radicals pro-lifers again. No -- abortionists and their clients are packing heat and looking for trouble.

Abortionist Gary Boyle brandished a handgun in the faces of members of 40 Days for Life who were praying and distributing literature last Saturday outside his Charleston, SC facility. He claimed he feared for his life from the pro-lifers offering abortion alternatives.

If you've ever been to a prayer vigil at an abortion mill you know they are peaceful and prayerful. Often the abortion mill deathscorts will harrass the pro-lifers to prevent them from interacting and offering help to women. As someone who has spent thousands of hours sidewalk counseling at abortion mills, I can testify to the fact that the only verbal and physical violence I ever saw came from the other side. Cursing, swearing, obscene gestures, threats -- but nobody ever waved a gun in my face.

That's changing.
Last August a man bringing his wife and daughter to an Albuquerque late-term abortion mill to kill his grandchild got angry when two women on the sidewalk offered the baby's mom and grandmother literature. The girl's dad lifted his shirt to display a gun tucked in his belt and told the women if they tried to speak to his daughter again he'd shoot them.

The women called police came and cleared the abortion mill bringing everyone out and stopping abortions for two hours. Apparently the threat is being taken seriously because the police are withholding the names of the threatened women. You can read more here.

When do you ever hear about pro-abortion violence? Never? For days and weeks the media reported on late-term abortionist George Tiller's killing. Rarely, if ever, does the killing of a pro-lifer make national news. And the regular violence that occurs against pro-lifers who witness at abortion mills is almost completely ignored by the media. But it's documented here. Take a look at some of these statistics and ask why we don't hear more about it.

And here's a story not far from where I used to live. This story is not for the faint of heart. And when you get to the end be shocked at the penalty for this man committing two brutal murders. Like Mother Teresa said in her Nobel speech, "If a mother can kill her own child - what is left for me to kill you and you kill me."

Dale City

Murder (3 counts), Killing a Fetus (3 counts), Abduction (3 counts), Assault and Grand Larceny

On January 27, 2005, Carlos Diangilo Williams went to the home of his 17-year-old pregnant girlfriend Cheri Washington and demanded that she have an abortion because he did not want the baby. She refused. So he asked a cousin, 19-year-old Stephen James Covington Jr., to bring him a baseball bat. He then restrained Cheri, duct-taped her so she could not move, then savagely punched her, kicked her, and beat her with the bat, deliberately targeting her abdomen. When she was near death, Williams asked another cousin, 17-year-old Erik Ernugh Spencer, to help him clean up. Then Williams ejected her from the home, telling her not to let anyone know what had happened.
A neighbor found her as she staggered down the street, and she was transported to Potomac Hospital, where she revived long enough to tell police that Washington had held her against her will in his house and beaten her with a baseball bat.

Cheri, who was five months pregnant, died the next day of her injuries. Williams had beaten her so badly that she suffered multiple contusions and lacerations, brain and chest internal hemorrhages, a ruptured liver and a split placenta.

Williams was arrested shortly after the murder, and Covington and Spencer turned themselves in a few days later after warrants were issued for their arrest. Covington Jr. was indicted on charges of murder, killing a fetus and abduction. Spencer was charged on a juvenile petition as an accessory after the fact on charges of murder, killing a fetus and abduction.

Prince William Commonwealth's Attorney Paul B. Ebert said that he was disappointed that he could not seek the death penalty for Williams, because there was no evidence to show that he had purposely killed Cheri — he was intending to kill their preborn baby. Ebert said "His intention was only to kill the fetus. Otherwise, it would have been capital. It is a horrendous crime ... If there was ever a capital case, I wish this was it."

Prince William Police Chief Charlie T. Dean said that Williams "did not want her to have a baby, and he was going to kill the unborn child."

Natasha Washington, 23, the victim's sister, said the family is upset that prosecutors cannot seek the death penalty. "He took two lives, but whether it's in prison or not, he gets to wake up every morning. I don't think he deserves to get to live."

On December 20, 2005, a Prince William County judge found Williams guilty of unintentional murder, feticide and abduction.

Ironically, DNA tests showed that Williams was not the father of Cheri's preborn child.

On January 26, 2006, as part of a plea agreement, Stephen Covington was sentenced to three years in prison.

References: Ian Shapira. "Three in Va. Indicted Under 'Feticide' Law." The Washington Post, February 8, 2005, page B05; Rob Seal. "Trial Set for Man Accused in Beating." Potomac News, October 4, 2005; Rob Seal. "Judge to Decide Williams' Fate." Potomac News Online, December 20, 2005; "Man Convicted of Murder, Feticide." WJLA Television 7 News [ABC, District of Columbia], December 21, 2005; "Man Who Witnessed Beating Death Gets Three Years." WJLA Television 7 News [ABC, District of Columbia], January 27, 2006..

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