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April 29, 2007

Suspect nabbed in failed abortion clinic bombing

27-year-old man was arrested on Friday on suspicion of planting a bomb outside an Austin abortion clinic. [Reuters]

The bomb, which contained some 2000 nails, was discovered on Wednesday in the parking lot of the Austin Women's Health Center. Residents of a nearby apartment complex were evacuated and a stretch of highway was shut down while the police defused the IED.


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I bet the media doesn't refer to him as a "terrorist."

Grow up. Do you think anyone actually cares that a babykilling abortion mill is blown up? You don't seem too concerned about the babies that are being murdered at the babykilling Austin Women's Health Center; only that their babykilling building is left standing so they can continue to murder innocent children.

SAY THIS PRAYER: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner and am headed to eternal hell because of my sins. I believe you died on the cross to take away my sins and to take me to heaven. Jesus, I ask you now to come into my heart and take away my sins and give me eternal life.

The Reuters report says, "The Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force -- made up of federal, state and local law enforcement authorities -- arrested Paul Ross Evans, who authorities said was on parole for an unspecified crime."

So the word "terrorism" at least is in the article.

The above 9:56 pm commenter may or may not be the actual Donald Spitz. He made a comment recently over at the General's, and I question its authenticity. Still, though it may be satire, it reads like something written by a 'true believer'. Just thought I'd make you all aware of this possibility before responding to it.

Heh, I am not sure about the satire thing either, JL. He sure sounds like a one of those semi-divine fetus fetishists trying selling Godhood to all us lost and hardhearted.

The General seemed to think is was the real one, but you never know. If so, it would be nice if someone in the media would cover this. And maybe this is asking too much, but someone should probably refer to his position as that of one of making terroristic threats (a category for which supporting the bombing of a public health facility clearly falls under).

Global yokel beat me to it. We won't be hearing this called "terrorism" any time soon, though that's exactly what it is.

the key sentence in the reuters article:

"No further arrests were anticipated in the case. "The threat is over," Carter said."

once again, law enforcement considers an attack like this to be an 'isolated incident' despite nearly 30 years of documented bombings, premeditated threats & assaults at clinics worldwide.

the pro-life movement is apparently relying on decentralization as part of its overall strategy. with regard to law enforcement of the radicalized elements that commit crimes in the name of the movement, it's obviously working.

the haters get off scott free, and the patsy gets jail and is considered a movement martyr.

this is big-time hypocrisy & sanctioned terrorism so long as the movement itself is not called out for it's shameful tactics.

I assume that Mr. Paul Ross Evans will be whisked off to Guantanamo, or "rendered" to an authoritarian foreign government, or at least held incommunicado and lawyerless in a navy brig for a few years. A terrorist is a terrorist after all.

Seriously, as for the Right Reverend Donald Spitz, Lindsay, for your own safety I would strongly urge you to notify the FBI that this guy is taking time off from making pipe bombs to monitor your blog.

2000 nails...Whoa. That loon wanted max collateral damage, not just to put the clinic out for awhile. After two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, I've seen how bad these situations can turn out. I'm just glad they found the device before anyone got hurt.

The key question is how are extremists like these pro-life?

Key passage from the article.

The Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force -- made up of federal, state and local law enforcement authorities -- arrested Paul Ross Evans, who authorities said was on parole for an unspecified crime.

Parole means Evans did prison time. Probation is facing county jail time for a minor violation. I can't find anything on him on the Texas Department of Justice website. The site only list current prison inmates.

I strongly urge you to follow another commenter's advice and notify the FBI and even the Department of Homeland Security of Spitz's presence on your blog.

He's a dangerous, unstable human. He tried to push me off of a pier in Norfolk when I was a young teen (and a fraction of his size). He's allied himself with the most violent wingnuts in the anti-choice movement.

Here's a link to what the Southern Poverty Law Center reports on him: SPLC on Donald Spitz.

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