Former abortion worker only became more determined after murder of abortionists

Former abortion worker Jewels Green was working in an abortion facility during the time when antiabortion activists murdered several abortion providers.

These murders didn’t deter her from working at an abortion facility, but instead made her more certain that what she was doing was right and more dedicated to the pro-choice cause.

She says:

“There were other well-known murders of doctors and staff who worked at abortion facilities. I signed sympathy cards that were sent to the families of Dr. John Britton and James Barrett just a little over a year after Dr. Gunn was shot. Then, on December 30, 1994, two women were killed at a clinic shooting in Boston.

I imagine that some people left their jobs at abortion clinics after that. I didn’t quit, but I did wear a bulletproof vest to work for a week after the Boston killings. During this scary time, I had more nightmares about being killed at work than I did about the killing going on in the procedure rooms.

These terrible events solidified my pro-choice ideology into a steadfast commitment to ensuring that abortion would remain a legal option for pregnant women.”

Patrick Madrid Surprised by Life (Manchester, New Hampshire: Sophia Institute Press, 2017) 55

Violence against abortion providers also sends the message to the public that pro-lifers are violent fanatics and makes them less likely to listen to pro-life opinions. This violence is wrong in and of itself, but also counterproductive to the pro-life cause.

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Author: Sarah

Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life Network. She lives in NJ.

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