Several kind individuals have requested permission to place this article on their websites and asked me to re-post it on my own site in a more prominent position. I, therefore, accede to their requests and move it back to the top of the queue. Mary Ann
I'm one of those people the pro-aborts call a pro-life "terrorist." Since 1972, the year before Roe vs. Wade, I've devoted a large percentage of my life to trying to save unborn children from death and their moms from a lifetime of regret. I've picketed abortion mills praying the rosary, sidewalked counseled (and have a number of photos of precious babies as a result), rescued inside abortion mills, given hundreds of talks on fetal development and the reality of abortion, exhorted abortionists to stop killing, worked in a crisis pregnancy center, helped organize the Life Chain, and spent a month in jail all told. My husband and I offered a shelter home to over a dozen women over a fifteen year period. There are lots of pro-life "terrorists" like me.
During that time I've been:
given the finger
advised to get a job
arrested for no reason
arrested for any reason
picked up and thrown into a group of rescuers
surrounded by a screaming mob yelling in my face as I stood in silence holding a fetal model
I've marched in countless demonstrations
had clinic escorts threaten and block me from talking to women on the public sidewalk
had snowballs thrown at me by a couple of guys while I picketed by myself
been to court with a new baby strapped to my chest
and gone to jail
Never, not once, have I screamed back, shoved, harrassed, cursed at anyone, gotten in someone's face, hit (or even touched) anyone in anger.
I confess that I have talked to parents and tried to convince them not to kill their children. I've offered them information (and sometimes doughnuts), I've driven them to McDonald's for breakfast and then to a crisis pregnancy center. I've prayed thousands of rosaries in the freezing cold and the burning heat (and even in beautiful weather when I'd rather be anywhere else). I've cuddled saved babies in my arms rejoicing and organized baby showers for their moms. I've hugged weeping post-aborted women and cried with them.
Yes, I guess I'm a pro-life "terrorist."
One thing I've never done, and never even been tempted to do, is shoot anyone or harm them in any way.
I refuse to take responsibility for George Tiller's murder. I will not be silenced. I will not change my behavior. I will not stop going to abortion mills or doing whatever I can to change the mind of a woman seeking abortion. I will not be bullied by the baby killers or soften my language to make torturing and killing children seem like a walk in the park. If water-boarding, which doesn't endanger the life of the victim, is torture...if pulling the legs off, or burning, or scalding a pet gets you a prison sentence...why is it okay to dismember, burn, and scald a baby?
George Tiller and his pro-abortion advocates are the real terrorists, not the pro-life movement. Just look at the pictures of their victims.