Dr. Brian Clowes, director of research for HLI, and lead researcher for HLI’s “Pro-Choice Violence” project, had the following to say upon the launch of the site:
The anti-abortion website LifeNews.com also wrote up the site’s update:
The main body of the site consists of a state-by-state and city-by-city listing of more than eleven thousand documented incidents of “pro-choice” violence and lawbreaking, from mass murder, rape, arson, cannibalism, kidnapping and maiming to cheating in sports events, animal neglect and cruelty, indecent exposure, child sexual molestation and bank robbery. Each incident is backed up by references so that “pro-choice” people cannot claim the site is mere “anti-choice propaganda.”
The site’s state-by-state reports of “pro-choice violence” are scattered accounts of criminal activity that includes unlicensed doctors performing botched abortions, violent men forcing their girlfriends to have an abortion, etc. Most of the accounts, however, have little to do with a “pro-choice movement.” Most of the accounts are random acts of crime that involve abortions.
This is another example of the dozens of cases described in this database where child molesters find that abortion is their best friend. It allows them to “erase” the physical evidence of their crimes and continue to molest their victims. Abortion mills almost never report such molestation. In fact, “pro-choice” groups routinely battle any attempt to make abortion clinics mandatory reporters so that they would be required to report such molestation. “Pro-choice” principal David Creel lived in Georgia, and in 1976 moved to Panama City, Florida and became a teacher at Mosley and Bay High Schools before becoming Assistant Principal at Jinks Middle School in 1983. Then, he became principal of the New Horizons Learning Center when it opened in 1997. On October 9, 2006, a woman e-mailed members of the School Board, claiming that Creel had started to have sex with her in 1982, when she was only 15 and attending Bay High School. She became pregnant, and Creel paid her to have an abortion. After graduation, she said he helped her get a job at Everitt Middle School.
The website’s homepage also features a video being circulated by Operation Rescue. The video is alleged of a woman who was “post-abortive” assaulting an anti-abortion rights activist outside of a clinic. Operation Rescue says the videotaping began “after the attack began, but images he captured show an angry and violent flurry of punches and kicks as the pro-lifers threw up their arms in a defensive posture.”
Abortion-rights activists are also guilty of violence, he said, noting that his office has been vandalized and that his staff has received threats. He also mentioned his friend and colleague Jim Pouillon, an anti-abortion rights activist who was murdered in front of an Owosso, Mich., high school on Sept. 11, 2009. (Harlan James Drake was first deemed unfit to stand trial for the murder of Pouillon and another man — unrelated to the anti-abortion rights movement — the same day. He later testified that he was the killer and is now serving life in prison. )
Operation Rescue and other members of the anti-abortion movement are gearing up for a big event in Maryland that targets another abortion provider, LeRoy Carhart. The last time a similar event was held, the focus was on abortion provider George Tiller. Tiller was eventually murdered by anti-abortion activists in Kansas in 2009.