So, let's get this straight. Any attempt by pro-life people to pray and protest outside of abortion clinics constitutes intimidation and harassment. But an abortionist can wave a gun at protesters, and a clinic can refuse to comply with a law requiring a Health Department certificate, and that's all fine because it's all vital to a woman's super-duper special right to chose to have her child slaughtered in her womb and disposed of like garbage?
Police arrested Gary Boyle, 62, a Blountville, Tenn., physician, on charges of pointing a firearm.
Boyle drove into the parking lot of the clinic on Ashley River Road near Fuseler Road at around 8:30 a.m. When three protesters, including a 17-year-old boy, approached him, Boyle brandished a black handgun loaded with 15 rounds, according to a police report.
Boyle then stepped out of his SUV and walked into the clinic without further incident, the report says. One of the three protesters, 50-year-old John Karafa, called 911.[...]
Whether Boyle performed abortions locally is not known. He and another physician operate the Bristol Regional Women's Center near his Tennessee home.[...]
The incident wasn't the doctor's first legal snag.
He and his partner operated their clinic without a required certificate of need from the Tennessee Health Department for several years in the 1990s, and the health department tried to shut them down, according to court filings.
The dispute dragged on for years until 2002, when an appeals judge ruled that the state statute requiring the certificate had violated a woman's right to privacy.
They're the ones who kill millions of innocent unborn human beings. They're the ones who refuse to let ordinary medical regulations be applied to their human chop shops. They're the ones who have threatened protesters with violence, and sometimes even committed acts of violence against them.
But it's the peaceful protesters against abortion, with their signs and rosaries and prayers and loving witness to the intrinsic worth of the human lives being so cavalierly destroyed inside the abortion clinics, who are the hostile ones? That can only make sense in a nation where it's legal to kill you if you are too young to count, in the minds of the evil, as a real human person.