UPDATE 2/27, 7:03a: AOL’s Politics Daily has posted an article on this, the 1st MSM site to give the Shulman arrest coverage.
2.25, 3:51p: I received a call last night from an FBI agent in New York saying they had arrested pro-abortion domestic terrorist Theodore Shulman after several years of making threats to pro-life leaders.
Shulman, 49, is being held without bond at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in NYC, a Federal holding facility, for making interstate threats against two as yet unnamed pro-life leaders. Operation Rescue has more, including a voicemail Shulman once left.
While the arrest was made in NY, FBI investigations of Shulman are ongoing in Wichita and Chicago. Shulman has threatened pro-life activists around the country, including Bryan Kemper, Gerard Nadal, Troy Newman, Fr. Frank Pavone, Lila Rose, Ken Scott, Cheryl Sullenger, Robert George, and me.
Shulman’s blog is still live, where you will find a sampling of his threats, starting with the following lovely header. (The quote at the top of this post is also from his blog.) Click to enlarge….
Shulman went by many aliases when commenting on both pro-life and pro-abortion sites. (Note that the afore-linked pro-abort site left his threatening comments as OperationCounterstrike up.)
Other aliases included SoMG [his favorite - short for Spirit of Martin Gardner, a mathematician he admired], DoctorDefense, TheoShul, and ExtremelyProLife. In 2010 Shulman also impersonated an East Coast microbiologist for a time, who contacted me and who I put in touch with the FBI.
In all we gave the FBI over 4,000 comments Shulman posted or tried to post on my site over the last 4 years or so. A sampling…
Shulman’s history is telling. His mother is Alix Kates Shulman, a pro-abort feminist who achieved some level of fame in the 1960s and 70s, during Shulman’s formative years. Here’s Alix’s website. She is most well known for writing the feminist novel, Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen.
Alix has spoken of aborting 4 of Shulman’s siblings, “and not one was the result of carelessness.” Theodore has commented on these abortions, saying 2 came before him and 2 after. Shulman has one living sister, Polly, born in 1963.
This isn’t quite over, but at least Shulman is incarcerated.
My moderators and Kelli have been in on the FBI investigation for the entire time and have been a tremendous help compiling information, including IP addresses, and reporting Shulman’s comments, or attempts to comment. As you can see, moderating here isn’t just about conversing! I really appreciate them.