Marshfield WI man charged with coming to Madison to kill abortion provider

A Marshfield man who drove to Madison to kill an abortion doctor faces federal charges after he was arrested Wednesday night when his gun went off in his motel room not far from the Planned Parenthood clinic that he planned to attack Thursday.

Ralph Lang, 63, told a Madison police officer at the Motel 6, 1754 Thierer Road, that he had a gun “to lay out abortionists because they are killing babies,” according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court.

Lang said he planned on shooting the clinic’s doctor “right in the head,” according to the complaint. Asked if he planned to shoot just the doctor or nurses, too, Lang replied he wished he “could line them up all in a row, get a machine gun, and mow them all down,” the complaint said.


Editor’s note: Genuine pro-lifer’s are absolutely committed to ending abortion through non-violent action, while a few radical anti-abortion people appear to be much less concerned with the means by which they hope to attain that end.

There’s no room for any more violence in the nasty, obscenely bloody business of abortion, since around 50 million babies (along with a handful of abortionists) have already lost their lives, and 50 million American women have already been permanently scarred.

For the sake of all, it would be better to first, stop slaughtering innocent babies. Then we might be able to satisfactorily work out other necessary details, in peace.

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  1. Editors comment is absolutely correct!
    Whilst we are humiliated as human beings and shocked by the horror and disgusted by the vision of so many children murdered on the altars of abortion we can never approve the unlawful acts of well meaning but misguided zealots.
    To attack the ills of society by the use of violence in killing those we see as enemies is to breach the rule of law. That laws are sometimes bad and inconsistent with virtue is acknowledged universally because we are frail humans but the idea of rule of law is there to protect us from tyranny. These laws may be corrupted as in abortion being tolerated for the sake of misunderstood life but we cannot pick and choose the laws we live-by or obey as that is chaos.
    To kill the abortionist is itself an act of murder and it only praises the spirit of darkness. As Christians we must pray for the unborn and also pray for those that harm them. Yet we must be aware that violence does not serve Our Lord Jesus Christ and reject attempts of anyone that would harm another even if the ends are claimed to justify the means. We know of the idea of a Just War for example but it is far rarer than assumed and we must always remember that great proverb that “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”.
    To take a gun and desire to harm another life even if we assume we are doing the lords work is to near mortal sin to be comfortable. That two wrongs only make two wrongs and that whilst we are appauled by the violence against the defenceless unborn children it is not for us to play god and decide on the life and death of our neighbour.
    If we stop praying because we surrender to despair in the notion that our prayers have failed to be answered then where is our faith? If we stop praying because we grab a gun and shoot our brother or sister simply because we are enlisted by God to do his will then we are misled and wicked. We shall continue to pray and ask that the light of faith heals us and heals those in society that blindly stumble in darkness.
    If we turn away from hope then we are in trouble and if our faith depends upon the correction from the gun or from violence then we no longer have the life of Christ within us. Rather, we shall do the will of Our Heavenly Father if we pray and forgive and work for life at all times and in all ways.


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