Paul Ross Evans, 27, was indicted Tuesday for attempting to use an explosive incendiary bomb on the Austin’s Women’s Health Clinic.
Evans faces one count each of attempting to use weapons of mass destruction, malicious attempt to damage a building, and possession of a destructive device by a convicted felon. He’s also facing two other counts related to the incident.
Interesting take on the story at LifeNews.com [and by interesting I mean OH PLEASE!! What do you think you’re over the top rhetoric is going to come to?]
The charges against Evans include malicious attempt to damage a building and property by means of explosive and fire, possession of a destructive device by a convicted felon and two counts of use and carrying of a destructive device in relation to a crime of violence.
Abortion advocates attempted to turn the isolated incident involving someone unaffiliated with the pro-life movement into a political statement.
“We live in fear of anti-choice extremism,” local Planned Parenthood CEO Ken Lambrecht told News 8 in response to the incident. “We perform routine quarterly drills for bomb threats. We had one this very week, and our clinic is constantly aware of a potential threat.”
But Texas Alliance for Life director Joe Pojman said that pro-life advocates are peaceful people and that any political movement has individual vigilantes that act on their own wrongheaded ideas.
“We get painted with the same brush as someone who is a criminal. We only condone peaceful legal activities,” he said.