AP 08/04/94 ......... 00:32 EDT V0237 1994
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- The FBI is investigating a possible conspiracy to commit violence at abortion clinics by a number of anti-abortion militants, The New York Times reported Thursday.
All 56 FBI field offices received a confidential teletype on Saturday, the day after a doctor and a volunteer escort were shot to death outside a Pensacola women's clinic, the newspaper said.
Several well-known anti-abortion activists were listed in the teletype, including Rev. David C. Trosch, Michael Bray, C. Roy McMillan, Matthew Trewhella, David Crane and Donald Spitz, the Times reported, adding that the individuals had all signed the "justifiable homicide" declaration that recently circulated among anti-abortion militants. The declaration reportedly supported killing doctors who perform abortions. Trosch, a Roman Catholic priest in Mobile, Ala., who has been suspended by the church for advocating killing abortion doctors, told the Times that there is no such conspiracy.
"There is absolutely no conspiracy by anyone. I'm sure of it," Trosch is quoted as saying.
But Attorney General Janet Reno, whose Justice Department oversees the FBI, asked the burea's director, Louis Freeh, to set the investigation in motion just hours after Dr. John Bayard Britton, 69, and his escort, Jim Barrett, 74, were shot to death as Britton arrived for work Friday, the Times said. Barrett's wife, June, was wounded in the attack.
Over the weekend, federal marshals were dispatched to clinics around the country to provide a measure of protection to clinic workers.
In its investigation, the FBI is using information provided by abortion rights groups such as the National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation, the Times said.
Investigators are to use techniques including surveillance and interviews, but limit the use of intrusive undercover tactics like wiretapping and searches, the newspaper reported.
CHURCH & STATE and HOLYSMOKE and WHOLLY BIBLE forums
Subject: The Religious Reich
To: All From: Fredric Rice Date: 9/9/94 12:03:03 PM
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kathleen Watkins) To: email@example.com
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 1994 16:39:31 -0700
CHOICE-NET REPORT For Week ending August 27, 1994
CHOICE-NET REPORT is a weekly update on reproductive rights issues distributed through email, Women's Wire, gopher.WELL.com, Usenet groups alt.activism, talk.abortion, soc.women, and other Internet channels. Please reprint, distribute and TAKE ACTION.
CLINICS REMAIN ON HIGH ALERT
At Montana clinics, bullets continue to arrive in the mail with the names of doctors etched on them. Death threats come in by mail and phone to clinics all over the country. In one city, a death threat was made via a local radio station.
On August 9, a manager at the Planned Parenthood clinic discovered a bomb outside the clinic. A composite drawing of a woman seen near the clinic soon after the bomb led to the arrest of Helen Virginia Ames, 33, of Gulfport, Mississippi. Ames has been ordered held without bail pending trial. Her court-appointed attorney said he will file a motion to have Ames tested to see if she is psychologically competent to stand trial. Ames was convicted in 1992 in Clearwater, Florida, of making a bomb threat on the phone to police.
(source: personal reports and AP)
RADICAL REACTIONS TO FLORIDA MURDER
Catholic Priest Rev. David Trosch has led the way encouraging anti-choice activists to kill abortion providers. Since Paul Hill murdered Dr. John Britton and James Barrett last month, Trosch has become a media celebrity. His many television appearances have included the Today Show, CNBC and dozens of local news broadcasts. Among his many quotes excusing these gruesome murders were these gems: "God smiles on those who take a life to save the lives of the 'unborn.'' and ''Defending innocent human life is not murder.''
Advocates for Life released a statement saying that ''while Paul Hill may have been genuinely concerned to protect children and justified in shooting abortionist John Britton, he may have been wrong in the shooting death of the bodyguard.''
Donald Spitz, spokesman for Operation Rescue Chesapeake, reacted to the murders with this statement, "If there was a sniper in the school yard sniping off children one by one and the only way you could stop him was by stopping that sniper ... you would stop that sniper.''
Michael Bray, a Bowie, Md., pastor who served four years in prison for bombing clinics in the Washington area and has just written a book called ''A Time to Kill,'' said, ''There is no prohibition in the Bible against killing.'' The ancient Hebrew word translated as ''kill'' in the commandment ''Thou shalt not kill'' does not refer to self-defense, Bray argues.
All of these activists say they would not themselves kill a doctor. They say they are either too important to the cause, too committed to their families or too smart to publicly proclaim their intentions. Before the recent murders in Pensacola, Paul Hill assured several friends that he would not himself resort to
violence. (source: Reuters)
RANDALL TERRY FINDS A NEW PLATFORM
Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, is working with the radical right U.S. Taxpayers Party (USTP) launching a new "leadership institute" to train "militant" and "unmerciful" activists. Terry has recently assumed a leadership position at the USTP, writing newsletters and speaking at events. He says he plans to run as a USTP candidate in the state of New York in 1996. "I'm anxious to run," he said "I am chomping at the bit to actually be in office."
Terry said a new "leadership institute" will be held near his hometown of Binghamton, New York in October and will offer "three days of intense training on vision, courage, biblical ethics, raising up a cadre of people who are militant, who are fierce, who are unmerciful to the deeds of darkness, unmerciful to the ideologies of hell." At the same conference Matthew Trewhella, leader of Missionaries to the Pre-born urged delegates to form armed militias and to establish a "militia day" in their churches. Conference organizers sold copies of a manual on how to create an armed underground army. Jeffrey Baker, USTP National Committee member touted that "Abortionists should be put to death" during his convention speech. the audience erupted in applause.
The U.S. Taxpayers party is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia. In 1992 the USTP presidential candidate, Howard Phillips, ran a series of controversial campaign commercials which featured the photograph, name, and home address of medical directors at a Planned Parenthood in Iowa while the narrator stated "Howard Phillips urges you to contact these baby killers and urge them to mend their ways. A vote for Howard Phillips is a vote to prosecute the baby killers for premeditated murder." and addresses of local abortion providers. (sources: AP and Frontlines Research)
KLAN SHOWS ITS TRUE COLORS
Ku Klux Klansmen have been demonstrating at clinics in Florida in full Klan robes. They said they were protesting both against abortion and the presence of federal marshals assigned to guard the clinics. Operation Rescue leadership asked members not to picket as long as the Klan are at the clinics. Klan spokesman J.D. Alder told Reuters "I am selectively opposed to abortion. I don't care if blacks and Jews have abortions." (source: San Jose Mercury News)
If the stories above bother you and you'd like to fight back against the ever-increasing threat of right wing terrorism, there is a resource manual that can help. It's called HOW TO WIN: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DEFEATING THE RADICAL RIGHT IN YOUR COMMUNITY and it contains more than 50 articles, checklists and organizing tips to help you find allies and defeat anti-liberty extremists. You can order a copy for $25 from the National Jewish Democratic Council, 711 2nd Street, NE, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20002 or call 202-544-7636.
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Information Sources: California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League-North, Alan Guttmacher Institute, Reproductive Freedom News, Voters for Choice, Culture Watch, Political Woman, various Congresspersons, various newspapers, C-Span, CNN, Reuters, AP, and UPI. Editor: Kathy Watkins, Administrative Director, CARAL-North
Origin: No Special Rights for Christians! (1:102/890)
Subject: Relig/Free Speech Lawsuit
To: All From: David Trosch
Date: 4/17/96 12:06:12
Mobile, Alabama -- April 17, 1996
$53 Million - Anti- Religion and Free Speech -
. . . . . . . . . FACE Lawsuit by Abortionist.
Christians should soon expect to be required to profess:
1. Human beings do not exist from the moment of conception!
2. Abortion is not murder!
3. All religious beliefs need government approval!
Under the FACE (Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances) act, abortionist Dr. Bruce Lucero of Birmingham, Alabama, is suing to in effect restrict the U. S. Constitutional 1st amendment right of free speech and religious belief. On the "Geraldo Show," October 1994 in New York City, [Geraldo had Fr. David Trosch sit next to the abortionist] the general statement was made that abortionists should be dead. [Best method for death of abortionists would be by legal execution under just laws which recognize the real value of pre-born persons.] Lucero is suing for INTIMIDATION under the FACE law even though he had voluntarily agreed to be on the show fully knowing and understanding the stated and publicized position of the people placed in opposition to him in regard to the defense of the unborn. The U. S. Attorney General, Janet Reno, is permitting, encouraging, and perhaps even promoting frivolous lawsuits at the behest of pro-choicer's.
In 1973 the United States Supreme Court held it to be legal to kill innocent preborn children right up through partial delivery of a mature child. The only requirement being that the child's head remain in the womb until the brain was punctured and sucked out to possibly be used in health potions. Pres. Clinton recently vetoed a congressional bill to restrict "Partial Birth Abortions."
The Federal government is prosecuting everyone they can who is actively opposing legalized abortion. Many, including pregnant women, have been jailed or imprisoned for their efforts to defend the innocent. The government has been holding conspiracy hearings involving numerous people who have spoken out against abortion. These hearings have already cost many millions of dollars. The cost continues to increase. The United States is in effect participating in a conspiracy with Planned Parenthood, National Organization of Women, Abortion Rights Action League, and others against pro-life activists.
Trosch and others believe that "Abortion is Murder." Trosch's superior, Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb, has agreed with this position in deposition. The Catholic Church has held this position since the early centuries of Christianity and Pope John Paul II has restated the position in paragraph 58 of a recent encyclical entitled, "The Gospel of Life." Trosch and many others believe that as moral human beings created by God, the unborn may be defended the same as any innocent born person may be defended. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, # 2270)
Legitimate defense is not to be confused in any manner with vigilantism, anger, vengeance, retribution or any type of punishment. Per an MPR (Mobile Press Register) headline article dated July 30, 1993, "Justifiable Homicide" is legal in all 50 states. The article also stated that California leads in justifiable killings with Alabama ranking 27th in the nation.
The MPR has had information regarding this $53,000,000.00 law suit against Fr. Trosch for some time and has thus far made no mention of it. The scheduled two or more day trial begins:
Monday, April 22, 1996 at 9:00 A.M. in courtroom "2-A" before:
Charles R. Butler, Jr. Chief District Judge United States District Court House 113 St. Joseph Street Mobile, AL 36602
Fr. Trosch made national and international headlines when the MPR published a Sunday morning front page story on August 15, 1993 in regard to a cartoon that was designed to present the "philosophical question" asking what could be considered justifiable: The premeditated killing of an innocent human being, or, the death of the aggressor who is a paid assassin. The article was placed immediately below one about Pope John Paul's visit to Denver in which active opposition to abortion was encouraged.
The Mobile newspaper -- which runs a dating column serving to promote immoral sexual behavior and deviant lifestyles -- and other public media are apparently turning in favor of promoting abortion and sodomy. The MPR column is frequently run on a highly visible back page and is called "Voice Meeting Place" and encourages "new age romance."
Pro-choice/abortion advocates and sodomites have teemed up politically and defensively to support each other in their deviancy. It may of course be that the Mobile paper is solely interested in reporting in such a manner as will sell the greatest number of papers possible and is not concerned with immorality. In defense of the MPR it seems that honorable journalism is no longer a factor of importance in publishing a newspaper anywhere in the nation. A recent issue of the MPR gave apparent approval to sodomite relationships and even published a photo of two men embracing. Dogs, lions, and animal rights have been given voluminous column space far out of proportion to their comparative value to innocent humans in the womb.
Mobile has historically been a Christian city, but is it any longer? It seems that throughout the country Christians -- still the dominant form of religious belief in this country -- prefer to sit at home or in church pews praying that God will make everything right. [Cowards are to be condemned and the indifferent are to be spewed out as vomit.] All religious beliefs seem to have forgotten that following the creation of the world God gave control of it to the human race, "Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it." God will hold each and everyone, personally capable of acting against evil, accountable for their inactivity. Popular church leaders will be held most accountable.
More information and documentation available as follows:
Private BBS: . 334-607-0082 . (24 hours daily - All of April.)
. . The trial argumentation file is: . JDG-BTLR.TXT . . also available in Word Perfect (DOS) 6.0:. JDG-BTLR.WP6
Internet E-Mail: . . firstname.lastname@example.org Fax-Phone: . . . 334-639-7456
Fr. David C. Trosch PO Box 850307 Mobile, AL 36685-0307
Help of any kind will be appreciated.
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