Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Abortion Clinic Shut Down During Prayer Vigil

A South Carolina SWAT team shut down an abortion clinic for two hours (halting scheduled abortions), and arrested the angry abortionist who pulled a gun on pro-lifers peacefully praying as part of the national 40 Days for Life campaign.

-- From "Police: Abortion doctor pulls gun" by Allyson Bird, The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) 10/3/10

For the past 11 days, anti-abortion demonstrators have gathered at the Charleston Women's Medical Center in West Ashley as part of the annual "40 Days for Life" movement against abortion, each of them signing a "statement of peace" before participating.

Police say the protest met a threat Saturday morning when an out-of-state abortion doctor flashed a gun at them.

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.

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From "Abortion Practitioner Pulls Gun at Praying Pro-Life Advocates in South Carolina" by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com Editor 10/4/10

Boyle has had legal problems before as he and his business partner ran in trouble in Tennessee because they did not have the proper papers from the state to run their abortion business. The health department tried to close the abortion center, but a state judge eventually ruled the paperwork requirement was unconstitutional.

Boyle's arrest comes two months after a man was arrested outside a late-term abortion facility in New Mexico after he threatened to shoot two pro-life women providing alternatives to women going to the Southwestern Women's Options abortion center.

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