Early on January 9, 2005, an abortion clinic (“reproductive health” clinic, according to the pro-abortion crowd) in Olympia, Washington burned. While the embers were still glowing, the FBI and ATF were on scene to investigate whether this fire was intentionally set. Why? Because of a federal law called the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act. Basically, this law states that no one can hinder a woman from entering an abort-… a “reproductive health” clinic to have her latest transgression suctioned from her womb. Today, I received an email from Senator Cantwell (apparently, sending an email to urge her to vote for the partial birth abortion ban makes me interested in “reproductive rights”, thereby earning myself a spot on her email list). Her letter to me read in part:
Knowing of your interest in reproductive rights, I wanted to update you on the actions Senator Murray and I have taken in response to this week’s fire at a reproductive heath clinic in Olympia. The results of preliminary investigations by local fire officials into the cause of this fire suggest it was caused by arson. Fortunately, no patients or clinic staff were injured in the fire. Attached is a letter Senator Murray and I sent to Attorney General Ashcroft asking him to ensure adequate resources to the investigation of this matter, and ensure that the on-going investigation should determine whether violations of the federal Freedom of Access to
Clinic Entrances Act have occurred.
United States Senator
Well, that’s a relief!! It wasn’t enough to have the FBI and ATF immediately on scene. Senators Cantwell and Murray have written a letter to Attorney General Ashcroft to ensure that he reeeeally gives this situation a good look-see. Cantwell and Murray don’t have a care in the world about all of God’s children that are slaughtered at this “reproductive health clinic.” But they’re devastated that someone would have the inhumanity to commit a property crime. Don’t get me wrong. I do not condone ANYONE burning, bombing, or vandalizing abortion clinics! However, where are the priorities here? Innocent people are killed in that building as a matter of business, and what shocks them is that someone hurt the STRUCTURE? What’s more, is that while nobody knows who set fire to this building or why, Cantwell and Murray are obviously anxious to hang this on the “fundies” (that’s what the tolerant progressives call born again Christians).
If our beloved senators have now taken a special interest in property crime, I’d like to know how many letters they’ve written to the Attorney General asking for him to look into the vandalism and arson of Christian churches across this state and this nation! I’d wager the answer is zero. I feel bad that some Olympians are having to drive a little further to murder their young, helpless children. I’m sure it’s a major inconvenience to them. But for our senators to assume their accusatory tone in an obvious pre-judgment of cause and motives reveals a lack of real priority setting for them. Fact: Last year, only one abortion clinic was intentionally torched in the United States. Fact: Nobody knows who set fire to this abortion clinic, nor do they know why. Fact: Dozens of Christian Churches in Washington State were vandalized last year. Who’s standing up for them?!