in Progress Aborted
It was the 1994 holiday seasonthe
week between Christmas and New Year's Daywhen John Salvi
III decided to take matters into his own hands. Citing various
conspiracy theories, degenerating Catholic values, and the "abortion
Salvi entered a Boston-area Planned
Parenthood clinic with a rifle and killed the 38-year-old receptionist.
He then walked two blocks to another women's health clinic and
shot the 25-year-old receptionist there. Two lives, in effect,
aborted. Five others were wounded in the attacks. Salvi was later
arrested in Norfolk, Virginia, after firing shots into yet another
After receiving a life sentence without
chance of parole, he committed suicide in prison. Salvi had told
his parents he wanted to confront Satan. Perhaps he has.
who was known to rant about the "abortion holocaust,"
sawed off the barrel of a shotgun and installed a silencer, explaining
he wanted it to "shoot cans in the woods."
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