WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - On Wednesday, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat from Connecticut, brought up what he called "crimes against reproductive health care facilities," during the confirmation hearings of Christopher Wray, President Trump's nominee to replace James Comey as FBI director.
Blumenthal asked Wray:
Between 1977 and 2015 there have been hundreds of crimes committed against reproductive health care facilities, clinics and other offices, abortion providers, reproductive health care centers, including 11 murders, 26 attempted murders, 42 bombings, 185 arsons and so forth. In 1998, Attorney General Janet Reno created the National Task Force On Violence Against Reproductive Health Providers to coordinate investigation and prosecution of such incidents. As FBI director, I hope you will continue to support the FBI's participation in that effort.
Wray responded that he would enforce all statutes that were on the books as FBI director.
Senator Blumenthal's question implied that violence surrounding abortion is one-sided and always by self-professed pro-lifers, who allegedly carry out violence against abortionists and abortion facilities. Blumenthal pointed out that a task force under the Department of Justice had been created by former Attorney General Janet Reno in 1998, which "[coordinates] national investigation and prosecution of incidents of abortion violence."
There is no similar task force to address the long, ongoing series of incidents of violence by pro-abortionists against pro-lifers. There are many examples of abortionists who have been convicted of murder and child abuse, although their names do not get the mainstream media air time given to the likes of Scott Roeder. In 2009, Roeder murdered George Tiller, a nationally known abortionist who specialized in late-term abortions.
The news media has slanted their coverage of abortion-related violence heavily in the same manner. While MSNBC produced and aired an entire documentary devoted to the killing of abortionist George Tiller at his Lutheran church, they ignored the goings-on at the facility of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, which the grand jury report described as follows (graphic content):
There was blood on the floor. A stench of urine filled the air. A flea-infested cat was wandering through the facility, and there were cat feces on the stairs. Semi-conscious women scheduled for abortions were moaning in the waiting room or the recovery room, where they sat on dirty recliners covered with blood-stained blankets. ... The search team discovered fetal remains haphazardly stored throughout the clinic – in bags, milk jugs, orange juice cartons and even in cat-food containers. Some fetal remains were in a refrigerator, others were frozen. Gosnell admitted to Detective Wood that at least 10–20 percent of the fetuses were probably older than 24 weeks in gestation – even though Pennsylvania law prohibits abortions after 24 weeks."
In 2003, abortionist Brian Finkel was found guilty of 24 counts of sexual abuse, groping and sexually touching more than 60 women during abortions and physical exams. In 1995, Santa Ana abortionist Alicia Ruiz Hanna was convicted of second-degree murder after trying to stuff the body of Angela Sanchez, a mother of four, in her car and dump her body in Tijuana, Mexico, after Sanchez died on Hanna's exam table. Abortionist Ronald Tauber in 1992 was convicted of kidnapping and raping a six-year-old girl.
The pro-life group Created Equal has published several videos of pro-abortion activists, reacting violently to campus outreach efforts and includes video of a masked man attacking a display with a club, an abortion activist standing on a pro-lifer's sign and refusing to move, a college student exploding (warning: foul language) at an on-campus outreach display, a woman kicking over signs (warning: foul language) and getting in the face of a pro-life activist in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and most recently, an abortion mill volunteer stealing signs, nearly running over and injuring a Catholic priest. Priests for Life likewise keeps a list of women killed by legal abortions.