Wichita, KS – Operation Rescue has received a death threat through its web site yesterday from a pro-abortion supporter emboldened by Sen. Barack Obama’s victory. The threat has been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“Even before the last votes were counted, we received this threat. It is an indication that the abortion forces are feeling emboldened and are thinking that, under an Obama administration, they will be able to harm pro-lifers and get away with it,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “When people like this devalue the lives of the pre-born, it is only natural that they would devalue and even despise the lives of others as well.”
The threat indicated that any act of “anti-abortion terror” would be “ANSWERED IN KIND BY PRO-CHOICE COUNTERTERRORISTS, who will mount violent attacks against right-to-lifers.” [Emphasis theirs.] The threat was issued by someone identifying himself as “SoMG” with the IP address of
“It’s hard to know that is meant by ‘anti-abortion terror,’” said Newman. “We have seen abortion clinic employees describe two grandmothers quietly praying on the sidewalk outside abortion clinic as ‘anti-abortion terrorism.’ In any case, Operation Rescue has a strong and undeniable history of peaceful pro-life activism, which we will proudly continue even in the face of pro-abortion bullying and intimidation.
“We are not new to these kinds of threats, and will not succumb to any attempts at intimidation, because the lives of innocent babies hang in the balance every day. We encourage pro-lifers around the nation to stand firm for the cause of life, especially in the face of impending adversity in a potentially hostile political environment. God is our Protector and we must trust in Him.”