Calls to Violence
If this is your first visit to this site . . .
This is a prochoice website. I wish to show you a side of the abortion rights struggle that some people may not understand. Though many years have passed since the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, there are still a number of people who remain strongly opposed to abortion. They have a right to express themselves -- that doesn't bother me. But a small and very active core of the leaders of the antiabortion movement believe that they must end abortion by any means necessary, including bombs, guns, knives, arson and kidnapping. I have links to these peoples' websites so that you can see how they make their case in favor of antiabortion violence. You will also see on my pages links to racists and to people who are anti-gay. Those links are here to show you how these people are tied to the antiabortion movement. As well you'll find on my pages links to people and groups who are progressive and prochoice. Mostly I agree with them, but with all websites, when you enter their pages, you have left mine for the moment, and you are their guest.
If you'd like to read a more detailed statement and the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
Here are some of the most provocative anti-abortion messages. These are
essays, declarations, instructions, and works of fiction that are all aimed
at inciting anti-abortion extremists to violence.
For other statements and links to violent antis see
In Their Own Words, the statements of several convicted antiabortion extremists.
The Nuremberg Files
The most desperate and extreme leaders of the antiabortion movement have tried for years to move their most gullible and unstable followers to acts of insurrectionist violence. Neal Horsley has for some years maintained a website called The Nuremberg Files. He attracted traffic and controversy to a string of internet service providers who in turn yielded to intense public pressure, or sometimes to their own disgust, and kicked him off.
In 2002, Horsley found a solution to his self-induced "persecution": he got a "prolife" ISP that shows no sign of tiring of him.
Even so, much of the content of Horsley's sites is given over to complaints about how everybody is picking on him.
- Matters of Life and Death: Owner of pro-life sites shut out of Net June 24, 2002 -
In an interveiw with WorldNetDaily, Neal talks about his troubles in detail.
- Free Speech Vs. Free Choice June 27, 2002 - "Abortion opponents are looking for foreign help because Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the United States are refusing to host their websites."
- Confusion Rules
July 6, 2002 - Neal Horsley explains how only he and his followers are true to the baby-saving cause. Even the famous guys with the big names don't make the cut. Also Neal has lost his job. Send him money. Don't make him beg.
- Latest Re-work of the Christian Gallery and the Nuremberg Files July 16, 2002 - Bro. Neal has dropped the strikethroughs of the names of the murdered doctors. He believes these and some other changes get him out from under court's ruling that he was conveying a threat. Furthermore his bank account has been shut down, and the banker won't say why. Neal's prolife buds are either telling him he did too much, or that he did not do enough. Neal knows how Jesus felt on the cross.
- WeChooseLifeNet - The Internet Service Provider of the Abortion Abolitition Movement
July 18, 2002 - Neal Horsley's prayers are answered. He and his partners are now running their own ISP. The faithful can take heart, knowing that "25% of the net proceeds from this business will be returned to be used by a board of directors for the abortion abolition movement." The "abortion abolition movement" is a term Horsley has coined to refer exclusively to himself and his supporters.
- Anti-Abortion? An ISP Wants You July 30, 2002 - A WiredNews article reveals some things Neal Horsley's self serving statements left out.
- Pro-life Movement in Captivity September 11, 2002 - "Naral And
The Pro-Life Movement Now Work Together To Stop Us From Exposing Evil!" Neal Horsley features Alan Keyes as chief turncoat among the prolife forces. This is Neal's somewhat tardy response to Keyes' criticism of Horsley's menacing tactics. "Exactly like Planned Parenthood and NARAL, et al, Alan Keyes and other leaders of the pro-life movement want me to stop publishing images of people who go into abortion clinics where little babies are butchered, stories about abortionists and other people who make a living killing God's children."
- Send Money Quick! September 16, 2002 - Neal Horsley is on the verge of winning a humongous lawsuit against Planned Parenthood and Gloria Feldt. The probable payout: $107,000,000. He just needs $20,000 to finish up the research, so cough it up. "Anyone who claims to be opposed to Planned Parenthood but wonít support me now is lying about their opposition to Planned Parenthood."
- To Kansas Baptist Church, the Church in Carroll County, GA, and the Church in the USA November, 2002 - Neal Horsley has been kicked out of the church he belonged to. He's sure they acted against God's will in banning him.
Publishing Pictures of Women Entering Clinics
AbortionCams.com is one of the Christian Gallery's many projects. Volunteer "journalists" photograph women at abortion clinics, then forward the photos for Horsley to post on the web.
- Abortioncams.com Works! June 19, 2003 - Neal Horsley showcases new proof that "the Lord Jesus Christ wants every move at every abortion butchertorium in the nation to be recorded on still and video cameras, and made available for publication."
- Anti-Abortion Cams February 28, 2003 - Transcript of an NPR program with interviews with Ken and Jo Scott, who take pictures of women entering Planned Parenthood. Interviews as well with clinic personne and with Neal Horsley, who publishes the pictures on the web.
- AbortionCams.com variously called "Baby Butcher Cams" or "Cameras focused on Abortion Clinics in USA."
In An Abortion Deterrant, a subpage of the abortioncams website, Neal Horsley explains: The pro-life movement has sown confusion in this nation by treating mothers who
kill their children as victims who needed to be ministered to rather than infanticides who must be punished."
"And those homicidal mothers must be held up for the world to see."
- Abortion WebCam August 22, 2002 - Transcript of a CBS Evening News piece on Ken and Jo Scott shouting at patients in Denver and taking their photographs for posting to the internet by Neal Horsley.
- Cable company says TV show can't air footage of women entering abortion clinics August 23, 2002 - The footage was to be run on the cable-access "Uncle Ed. Show" in Des Moines IA. The cable company considers it would be a violation of the women's privacy. Click to find out more about Uncle Ed.
- Antiabortion Ambush The March 2002 issue of Mother Jones Magazine tells how antis are taking pictures of patients and publishing medical records on the net.
- Taking AbortionCams.Com To Television Horsley's supporters are to approach their local cable access authorities about running the video and still images made outside abortion clinics.
- Anti-abortionists try new weapon: Pro-life protestors use cameras, raise legal issues, lawsuits May 28, 2002 - A Wall Street Journal/MSNBC collaboration about the AbortionCams project.
- Unsuspecting women at clinics star in ugly reality game May 30, 2002 - The antiabortion protesters have "latched onto the concept of reality TV, only with video cams and a Web site."
- Abortion Patients' Pictures Posted Online: Photographs Taken Outside Clinics In Cincinnati, Ohio "demonstrators at abortion clinics are now taking pictures of the women who go inside, and posting them on the Internet."
- A legal sort of harassment May 31, 2002 - An opinion piece considers protesters tactics to be "cruel and counterproductive" but probably legal.
- Critics Say 'Abortioncams' Invade Privacy August 15, 2001 - But legal experts feel the activity may be constitutionally protected.
- Abortioncam is disheartening, but it is legally sound September 9, 2001 - Prochoice columnist Robyn Blumner says "Rather than boxing shadows and the Constitution, abortion advocates should leave Horsley's Web and cable productions alone. Instead, those energies should be directed toward making abortion more broadly available."
- Abortion foes use new tactics May 28, 2002 - From the website of KING-TV, Seattle, WA. "They're taking pictures of Washington women while entering abortion clinics or family planning facilities and then posting them on the Internet."
- Abortion Protestors Wielding a New Weapon: A Camera aired May 29, 2002. Transcript of a segment of the Paula Zahn progrm "American Morning."
- Audio clip of an NPR All Things Considered program segment on taking pictures of women going for abortions June 6, 2002 - Run time four minutes 35 seconds.
- Anti-abortion extremists use free speech as a cover June 2, 2002 - "Assigning threats of violence to a face, name and address is not what the Constitution regards as free speech."
- Despicable tactics June 6, 2002 - "A stranger standing on the sidewalk with a camera can't know what goes on between a woman and a health care provider, can't know what's in a woman's heart, mind or
- Are "Abortion Cam" websites, which post photos of women entering abortion clinics, privacy-violating or First Amednment-protected? June 6, 2002 - Attorney Laura Hodes believes women may find legal relief based on several principles. As to the a supposed First Amendment right to publish names and photographs, "The Women Are Not 'Fair Game,' and Their Abortions Are Not 'Newsworthy'."
- Abortion Clinic Pictures Posted on Web July 10, 2002 - "Ultimate Invasion of Privacy Could Be Perfectly Legal." ABC TV had a short piece on the evening news. This is the web version of that piece.
- Freedom to Shame July 24, 2002 - The abortion.cam picture takers are within their rights. Clinic escorts use another aspect of the First Amendment: they shield patients from the cameras with newspapers.
The suit against the American Coalition of Life Activists
- US Supreme Court Decision on VIRGINIA v. BLACK et al. This is the Supreme Court's recent decision on the legality of cross burning.
- Cross Burning Decision Could "Doom" Anti-Abortion Extremists' Case April 8, 2003 - "The majority opinion declared in Virginia v. Black that the First Amendment does not guarantee freedom of speech if terror or intimidation is the intent."
- Dead Abortionists in Hell Fire A page on the Army of God website, arguing that the Nuremberg Files website hasn't caused anybody to be killed.
- Excerpts from jury instructions From instructions to the jury in the suit brought by Planned Parenthood against the American Coalition of Life Activists. How to decide whether the contents of the Nuremberg Files fall entirely within the realm of free speech, or whether they reach into the area of inciting to violence.
- A Threat by any other Name: Do The Nuremberg Files Cross The First Amendment Line? December 19, 2001 - Writing about Planned Parenthood v. ACLA, legal commentator Sherry Colb maintains "it is indeed formalism to fail or refuse to recognize a threat for what it is, though it has been camouflaged with a wink and a nod."
- Ruling Curbs Abortion Foes' Tactics May 16, 2002 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upholds the 1999 ruling of a Federal District Court. The menacing "Wanted" posters and the hitlist website of The Nuremberg Files are to be taken as threats of violence.
- No legal standing for abortion foes' Web site threats: Court rules violent intentions are not protected free speech May 17, 2002 - Wanted posters and "and some of the contents of the so-called Nuremberg Files Web site were threats intended to intimidate doctors and medical clinics, rather than constitutionally protected
- Poster Children: After 9/11, what can abortion protesters get away with? May 22, 2002 - "Before Sept. 11, a decision treating ambiguous threats as unprotected speech might have been troubling. But after Sept. 11, this result may well have been inevitable."
- Anti-abortion Web site: Creative intimidation, not free expression July 1, 2002 - an amednews.com editorial applauds the Circuit Court ruling in the American Coalition of Life Activists case. "In this ruling, the court has wisely recognized an instance when speech went too far."
The Clayton Waagner Suite
The stories below from Neal Horsley are all linked from the opening page of The Christian Gallery. An odd theme: Horsley claims Waagner "forced" him to publish these details. Given his long history of praise for Waagner and similar types, Horsley may not have required a gret deal of force.
For more about
Clayton Waagner . . .
- A Hot Time in South Florida: Signs of Revival May 31, 2003 - Mike Bray of the Army of God celebrates the first abortion clinic firebombing of 2003, "providing long awaited relief to all Americans who have been mourning the lack of spiritual life in their countrymen."
- Biblical justice for baby-murderers "The Bible says that the killing of the innocent brings a curse upon the land and its people. It also says that the curse can only be lifted by executing the shedder of innocent blood." Patrick Johnston, the author of the piece argues that any righteous citizen can carry out this sentence of death. "Abortionists should be killed, so that the innocent may be defended and the curse of innocent blood be lifted off our land."
- US anti-abortion militants name Britons on Web July 20, 2001 - "A militant American anti-abortion group whose website brands abortionists as 'baby butchers' and threatens punishment has stepped up its campaign against three British family planning experts."
- Journalists or terrorists? May 31, 2001 - Frederick Clarkson, writing in Salon.com questions Neal Horsley's journalistic credentials.
- Neal Horsley takes on Planned Parenthood and Geraldo Rivera Bro. Neal treats the faithful to a detailed account of his court maneuvers. The nerve of those proaborts, suggesting that Neal was posting a hit list!
- Geraldo Rivera Bests Anti-Abortion Webmaster In Libel Spat May 29, 2002 - An appeals court rules that news personality Rivera did not libel antiabortion crusader Horsley.
- Planned Parenthoodís Prayer and Write-In Campaign October 14, 2002 - Missionaries to the Unborn compile a list of Planned Parenthood staff in Central Texas. Believers should shower the people on the list with "godly materials that reveal Godís love, salvation, forgiveness, deliverance, and yes, warning found in the Scriptures."
- In a Perfect World . . . Horsley disciple B. Lokey writes passionately on scriptural prohibition of abortion, the conscious suffering of the fetus, the blood guilt of the politicians and the justices of the Supreme Court. He gives specific advice on how to make a pipe bomb, slyly couching his instructions in the subjunctive: "Even homemade weaponry would come into play . . .", "The inside of the pipe would be lined with . . .", "It would be lit, and thrown into an abortion factory. "
Jay's Killer Website Another Horsley imitator, Jay Rogers. The centerpiece of this site: a database including photographs of abortion doctors. They publish all the data they can get, like home address, phone number, Social Security Number, Medical License Number . . . This centers on abortion clinics and doctors in the South. Jay has made web pages with photos and rambling descriptions of nine Florida abortion providers.
- Abortion Wars: An open letter to the pro-life community Jay Rogers puts false modesty aside and treats his admirers to a lengthy recitation of all his wonderful accomplishments of the last decade and a half.
- We have identified a killer of preborn children January 7, 2002 - They urge readers to write the abortionist, urging him to repent. They provide a sample letter as a guide.
Trying to Incite Religious Insurrection
- You are Invited to a Murder Neal Horsley plays up assassin Paul Hill as a hero. "Paul Jennings Hill To be murdered by the State of Florida with the approval of
The United States government Heart Began to Beat at Three Weeks Murder by Lethal Injection execution set for
September 3, 2003 at Florida State Prison"
- Defensive Action Statement from the website of the Army of God. "We assert that if Michael Griffin did in fact kill David Gunn, his use of lethal force was justifiable provided it was carried out for the purpose of defending the lives of unborn children."
- Paul Hill & Defensive Action Two statements by the assassin Paul Hill, showcased on the website of Drew Heiss, Missionary to the Preborn.
- A Declaration of Support for the Defenders of Unborn Children "We will not turn away and cower . . . ." "We will stand with our brother James Kopp." The decree expands and updates the earlier Defensive Action Statement, that was drawn up in support of Michael Griffin for murdering Dr. David Gunn. Some signers of that original document are not present on the new "Declaration of Support." Furthermore, there are signers to the new statement who have not signed such statements before. More information on the signers of this declaration.
- Speeches, letters, quotations from convicted assassins and arsonists A self-praise festival featuring Paul Hill, Shelley Shannon and lesser luminaries.
- Missionaries' Leader Calls for Armed Militias Matthew Trewhella, co-founder of Missionaries to the Preborn, called for churches to form armed militias at the Wisconsin convention of the US Taxpayers Party in 1994.
Operation Rescue Founder Predicts Armed Conflict "Our enemies would throw the tough cases up in our face and say, 'Do you actually mean you would support the stoning of a rebellious teenager?' I fear God and I think that we would have a heck of a lot fewer rebellious teenagers if a law like that existed in America today." -- Randall Terry
- Abortion Culture Cal Thomas argues that reproductive rights cause violence.
- Linda Thompson's call to invade Washington D.C. In her capacity as Acting Adjutant General of the Unorganized Militia of United States, Thompson ordered that on September 19, 1994 the militia should "arrest Congressmen who have failed to uphold their oaths of office, who then will be tried for Treason by Citizens' Courts."
- Operation Rescue seeks solution to floating abortion clinic July 2, 2002 - Outraged that the Dutch abortion clinic ship, the Aurora, is back on the seas, Operation Rescue talks about buying a submarine.
The Murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian
|Protesters outside the Buffalo, NY
clinic of Dr. Slepian in 1992
- Abortionist Murdered by Spirit of Murder Savaging Our Nation October 30, 1998 - How Operation Rescue National announced Dr. Slepian's assassination.
- Ode to Slepian A prose-poem recreation of the assassination of Dr. Slepian, illustrated with a picture of his tombstone.
- The Mockery of Mourning In this article Barry Kilbane, who also styles himself "Josiah," maintains that Matthew Shepard and Dr. Barnett Slepian were "victims precisely
because of who and what they were. These were not hapless souls who
wandered into the path of a rampaging sociopath. They were singled out
because they represent an abomination in the sight of God." Having pandered to reactionary bloodlust with this statement, the author avers: "This is not meant to
conclude that this is what their murderers had in mind as they were killing
them. Godly men do not act outside of the parameters that God has
- When Pro-Life Becomes Pro-Terrorism: Death in the Name of Life October 31, 1998 - ABCNews.com writes about the murder of Dr. Slepian.
- James Kopp, Man of Peace November, 2002 - The Reverend Mike Bray of the Army of God declares Dr. Slepian's assassination no crime. "Yes, of course Atomic Dog shot Abortionist Barnett Slepian. The termination of the murderer was a deed quite consistent with Mr. Koppís life of service for the innocent, brutalized womb children of America. It was a good deed that brought peace for many innocents through the death of a wicked serial killer."
An urban legend in the making
In 1999 antiabortion extremists circulated speculation that Dr. Barnett Slepian died while on the verge of "conversion." Three years later, extremists dress up the story further as the accused murderer James Kopp faces trial.
For more about the supposed frameup, see The Kopp-is-being-Framed Contingent
HARRY BLACKMUN IS ALIVE! April, 1999 - Rev. Flip Benham reports that Harry Blackmun, recently deceased Supreme Court Justice is suffering in Hell for having written the majority opinion in the case Roe v. Wade.
- In the Matter of
Millstone vs. Blackmun A fantasy by Lektrik Press in which Harry Blackmun is judged guilty of having harmed "the little ones."
It will all be perfectly legal, one fine day when God's elect shall righteously
have attained power, abolished Godless "democracy," and instituted governance
by the Laws of Moses. For a detailed exposition of the theory of history
behind these ideas, see The
Theorists of the Anti-abortion Movement and Historical
The extremist in Rutherford's closet An online profile of Franky Schaeffer, board member of the right-wing legal foundation, the Rutherford Institute. The article summarizes Schaeffer's speech to the Missionaries to the Preborn, cited in the link immediately above this one.
Franky Schaeffer's Speech to Missionaries to the
On July 24, 1992 antiabortion leader Franky Schaeffer gave
a one-hour speech at the Brookfield Assembly of God in Brookfield, Wisconsin
to the Missionaries to the Preborn. To see and hear this video, you will
need at least a 100 Mhz Pentium Computer, a 28.8 Kbps modem, and the RealAudio/RealVideo
Video of Franky
Schaeffer's Speech to the MTP BARF - Biblical America
Resistance Front presents the video and selected transcriptions from it.
"Because what we are engaged in, ladies and gentlemen, is not, is not a
conflict of civil disobedience, it is not a political debate, it is not
even a religious debate. We are engaged in the beginning of the second
American civil war."
Franky Inspires the
Troops or The Ambivalent Insurrectionists
Commentary: the would-be rabble rouser fails to strike the spark that starts
the prairie fire.
Works of Fiction
Xinnis: The Confessions of a Clinic Bomber By Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit. Fr. Trosch says of this work: "A possible best selling, award winning novel of not less than the quality of writing produced by Earl Stanley Gardner. It has the impact and dynamic interest found in James Bond novels,of Ian Fleming fame, without the gross portrayal of sordid sexual encounters."
Easily the longest and most complex work of insurrectionist fiction in this list. Distinguished by careful attention to detail in development of the characters, superb in its choice of armaments, clever in the many twists of the plot line. Disappointing in its didactic lapses: those sneaky proaborts' first goal is to "to create a democratic
society to override the constitutional republic."
- Foster's Night tale of an "early, Twenty-First Century Journalist who runs afoul of the prevailing culture's rabid, institutionalized political correctness." A lengthy set of self-pitying dialogs set in secret caves in the desert. All the troubles started when they dumbed down the government schools, and stopped teaching reading by the phonics method. Hate crimes legislation played its part, too. A tale of time travel and righteous Christian insurrection. The author is Paul deParrie, webmaster of
The Portland Porcupine.
Here are several pieces by the anonymous author whose penname is David
Maccabbee. His works are characterized by breathless adolescent male enthusiasm
for righteous violence. One of his favorite themes: the resurgent Confederacy,
the South returns as The Good Guys.
All the stories below are listed together on "Uncle Ed's" Prayer and Action News website under the heading Fictious Stories.
hero is a Vietnam Vet, crackerjack helicopter pilot, and member of the
Secret Service. He joins with other members of the Presidential protection
detail to keep track of a potentially traitorous Chief Exec. Code name
for the President: "Dodger," for "draft-dodger." Dr. James Dobson of Focus
on the Family is a major character in the story. Best single sentence from
this work: "Up in heaven, God dispatched a platoon of His best warrior
angels, each to a separate destination."
Die is Cast A hard-charging pro-life hero maxes
out on self sacrifice. The concluding sentence of the story: "As I looked
into that wonderful face, and saw His scars, His eyes bore into my soul
as He said to me, 'well done, my good and faithful servant! Enter into
the rest of the Lord!' There were angels singing. I joined in the chorus,
and knelt before the King!"
Last Day An abortion doctor is dispatched to
hell. "He looked down again in time to see himself enter the burning molten
sulfur. As he entered, the magma engulfed him and he was in darkness. The
pain was overwhelming. He began to flail and scream, but the pain only
grew and grew and grew. That was when he heard the devil say, 'Relax! Eternity
has just started! Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha!'"
Rescue Platoon of the Army of God Maccabbee's major
work, in four parts. The synopsis of part 2 "The Rescue Platoon has just
succeeded in leveling every abortion building in Florida in a single night.
Now it is time for them to have some fun."
the command and control bunker far beneath a church: "He pushed a button
on a remote control of some sort, and the closet started to move! It was
really an elevator! We descended into the end of a hallway where the first
thing I saw was two men with assault rifles flanking a door about 25 feet
With a Song in my Heart . . .
For a sampling of the musical tastes of the extremists, visit Those
Musical Antis! Listen with RealAudio to Country-Western songs about
bombing abortion clinics. Strum along with Christian Identity Troubador Carl Klang as he warns: "Watch Out for Martial Law!"