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February 25, 2011

Pro-Abortion Terrorist Arrested

Topics: Abortion, National News

Pro-abortion domestic terrorist Theodore Shulman was arrested yesterday after several years of making threats to pro-life leaders. Jill Stanek reports:

Shulman, 49, is being held without bond at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in NYC, a Federal holding facility, for making interstate threats against two as yet unnamed pro-life leaders. Operation Rescue has more, including a voicemail Shulman left.
In fact, Jill and Company supported the investigation by providing over 4,000 comments left by Shulman under various aliases, including "SoMG", a rather notorious commenter on several sites including this one.

After reading Jill's post I searched our archives and found this unsettling comment:

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Jill also suggests Shulman used the name "DoctorDefense". A search of our archives shows three comments associated with the name (click here for image), including this one that was never published:

When we find out who the shooter is, I wanna see someone kill his family. The abortion "war" has been one-sided for far too long. It's time for right-to-lifers to learn that WAR means you shoot the enemy BUT IT ALSO MEANS THE ENEMY SHOOTS YOU. Kill a right-to-lifer--any right-to-lifer--TODAY! (1 reply)
If these comments were indeed left by Shulman, they suggest an extremely warped view of justice and the value of human life. I'm glad that the writer of them was never able to carry out the violence threatened.

Update:

Operation Rescue has published recorded threats apparently made by Shulman as well as this press release:

New York, New York - The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested abortion supporter Theodore Shulman, 49, yesterday and charged him with communicating interstate threats against two pro-life activists. He is currently being held without bond at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York City, a Federal holding facility.

While the complaint against Shulman was filed under seal, Operation Rescue has been informed that the case involved two pro-life activists who are simply referred to as Victim 1 and Victim 2. Opertion Rescue is withholding the identities of the victims in order to protect their safety.

In addition to the two victims listed in the Federal complaint, Operation Rescue's Troy Newman and Cheryl Sullenger, as well as blogger Jill Stanek and speaker/activist Bryan Kemper of Stand True have also been the brunt of Shulman's threats. Shulman hounded Sullenger, in particular, over a two year time-span. He ran a blog site under the name "Operation Counterstrike" that fomented hatred and attempted to encourage "pro-choice" supporters to murder pro-lifer activists.

Shulman is also the object of a Federal investigation in Wichita, Kansas, which could result in additional charges being filed against Shulman for making serious death threats against Operation Rescue staff members.

"This is a huge relief to us that Ted Shulman is behind bars where he belongs," said Sullenger. "He often posted threatening comments to our web site and called me on my cell phone too many times to count. He was always brazen in his threats and openly identified himself, telling us not to bother calling the FBI because they would never do anything for us. Thankfully, he was wrong about that, and we hope that, in addition to his New York charges, he will also be charged in Kansas."

"We continue to work with the FBI on the Shulman case and on other cases of death threats we have received. We take every threat seriously and have taken extra security precautions to insure our safety.

Threats to Operation Rescue have increased in recent weeks after MSNBC talk show host Rachel Maddow repeatedly targeted the group by airing inaccurate and inflammatory information that has incited the threats against Operation Rescue staff members' lives.

Cross posted from ProLifeBlogs

Posted by ProLifeBlogs at February 25, 2011 8:46 PM



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