While a man who pleaded guilty to threatening violence against
pro-lifers remains behind bars, one of his named targets is praying
for his salvation.
Theodore Shulman remains jailed in New York, where he was
arrested last year by the FBI, and has been ordered to serve 41
months in federal prison, specifically for threatening the
lives of Princeton University's Robert George and Father Frank
Pavone of Priests for Life.
Pavone believes justice has been
served, and he asserts that the experience has not deterred his
"As a matter of fact, those who resort to violence in these
cases are showing that they themselves aren't very good at
articulating their own position," he suggests. "So when the folks
on the pro-abortion side try to do violence or threaten it, that
makes me only all the more determined to advance the pro-life
Pavone reports that pro-lifers have been subject to far more
threats of violence and acts of violence than abortion supporters
have. He is currently working to have a meeting with Shulman.
"I would give him a chance to speak for himself and to [ask]…
What is it that's bothering you? Why is it that you would make
these threats? Let's talk about this, and even if you still
disagree with me on the issue of abortion, let's together work and
pray for more peaceful ways of resolving it," the Priests for
Life spokesman shares.
He goes on to add that the most important aspect of the meeting
would be to reach Shulman's heart with the gospel. That, he says,
is his prayer every day.