Police arrested Gary Boyle, 62, a Blountville, Tenn., physician, on charges of pointing a firearm.Boyle usually aborts at the Bristol Regional Women's Center. Interesting, the Bristol Regional Women's Center isn't affiliated with the National Abortion Federation while the Women's Center in Nashville is. They have similar web pages and the same logo so I'm assuming the different Women's Centers are affiliated with each other.
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.
Boyle then stepped out of his SUV and walked into the clinic without further incident, the report says. One of the three protesters, 50-year-old John Karafa, called 911.
"We were like, 'Well, that was a gun,' " Karafa said. "You can't do that."
The incident wasn't the doctor's first legal snag.
He and his partner operated their clinic without a required certificate of need from the Tennessee Health Department for several years in the 1990s, and the health department tried to shut them down, according to court filings.
The dispute dragged on for years until 2002, when an appeals judge ruled that the state statute requiring the certificate had violated a woman's right to privacy.
University of Michigan researchers have announced that they've created a human embryonic stem cell line.
The Live Action blog points to one abortionist's completely unscientific view about when life begins. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland abortionist Jill Meadows thinks that "life begins, not at conception, but when it becomes meaningful, when ensoulment is possible, when viability and taking breath is possible. The miracle of life occurs at birth, she says."
British television pundit Virginia Ironside said she would suffocate a suffering infant and that abortion was "a moral and unselfish act" yesterday on a BBC program Sunday Morning Live.