Man Who Dropped Off Girlfriend for Abortion Pulls Gun on Pro-Life Advocate
by Steven Ertelt
July 3, 2009
Phoenix, AZ (LifeNews.com) — An Arizona man who dropped off his girlfriend at a Phoenix Planned Parenthood abortion center pulled out a gun on a pro-life advocate after she handed him a brochure with information on alternatives. Police say the incident occurred on Wednesday morning.
Phoenix police Lt. Larry T. Jacobs told 3TV that the man had just dropped off his girlfriend for an abortion at the Planned Parenthood near Seventh and Campbell avenues.
When the pro-life advocate handed the man the brochure, that’s when he pulled out a gun and pointed it at the woman for a few seconds before getting in his vehicle and driving off.
The pro-life person had the wherewithal to write down the gunman’s license plate and report it to authorities. Police eventually arrested the alleged defendant and no one was hurt in the incident.
The woman says she was only trying to help the man consider other options.
The incident comes one week after an abortion advocate nearly ran over a pro-life person protesting outside a local Planned Parenthood center with his vehicle.
Matthew Reid Haver, a 40-year-old from Chico, California was arrested by police on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
Witnesses at the scene say Haver attempted to hit 60-year-old pro-life advocate James Canfield, who was outside the Planned Parenthood office on Vallombrosa Avenue.
They say Canfield was able to move out of the way in time and was not seriously injured, but he was clearly shaken by the incident.
The Paradise Post newspaper indicated Officer Brian Miller conducted an investigation after witnesses provided the license plate of Haver’s vehicle. Police took Haver to a local police station where he eventually had an undisclosed medical emergency that required treatment at a local hospital.
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