A crazy pro-choice extremist targeted prominent pro-life supporters for at least four years. Theodore Shulman was sentenced this week for "51 months in jail and a fine of $250,000". This sentence was a part of a plea deal that removed charges for "possession of cyanide and two other deadly substances at the time of his arrest."
Although there is documented evidence of thousands of comments made by Shulman, he was convicted specifically for targeting the Priests for Life Founder, Rev. Frank Pavone and Princeton University professor Robert George.
Rev. Pavone said, "I'm grateful to the detectives and other law enforcement personnel who have worked with me and Priests for Life throughout this case to gather and track the threats that I have received. The NYPD, the FBI, the Joint Terrorist Task Force, and the Department of Justice have done an exemplary and professional job," as reported by the Examiner.
Other targets have been pro-life blogger Jill Stanek (who, while working with the FBI, has compiled over 4,000 of Shulman's comments), Bryan Kemper of Stand True Ministries, Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue, and scientist and pro-life activist Gerard Nadal, who "have been frequent targets of Shulman's rants." Shulman's motivation for his "fierce and often extreme verbal attacks on pro-lifers that often threatened them with a violent end" is not quite understood, but clearly obsessive.
Shulman told both of his targets that they would be killed if the accused killer of late-term abortion doctor George Tiller, Scott Roeder, was acquitted. Roeder has since been convicted of murder.
Shulman's history is interesting in regard to abortion and activism, as his mother, Alix Kates Shulman, is an unapologetic pro-abortion advocate, who has stated "that she had four abortions Â— 'and not one was the result of carelessness.'" Her biography declares, "She became a civil rights activist in 1961 and a feminist activist in 1967, published her first book in 1970, and taught her first class in 1973--all lifelong pursuits that have found their way into her books." She has taught at NYU and Yale, among others. She is still active politically today in the Occupy Movement.
Reverend Frank Pavone said of the pro-choice extremist, "Mr. Shulman is in my prayers and I extend to him my personal forgiveness." The Reverend is a much better man, indeed.