The given in any conversation concerning the violence surrounding the abortion issue is that pro-lifers are religious fanatics prone to violence.

In fact, it’s so prevalent that it’s actually a cliche. Everyone knows that pro-lifers are a bunch of wackjob violent anti-woman wackos. Even though one time in the past decade a wacko killed an abortionist we’re all violent wackjobs as liable to be hiding a pipe bomb as we are carrying the Bible.

But what about pro-abort crowd? Isn’t there violence associated with them? I mean, other than the slaughter of millions of babies.

Of course we recently had the death of James Pouillon by a wacko who was offended by his pro-life signs. But it seems the national conversation typically leaves out pro-abortion violence against pro-lifers. And even when it does, it leaves out people like WLBT “Tonya Johnson who was murdered by the father of her unborn child recently? Why isn’t she counted among the victims of pro-choice violence?

According to reports, witnesses said that the father of the child wanted her to have an abortion but she refused. The intent of his violence was obvious from her wounds, say detectives. “It looked like he was intent on killing both of them,” said one detective.

Look, my point is that if someone kills an abortionist their logic is that they killed the abortionist to keep them from killing children. The exact opposite of that would be killing someone because they wanted the baby to live. And that’s happened hundreds of times in the past decade. But for some reason that kind of violence isn’t seen as violence by pro-abortion types.

They’re reported as random and sad stories as offshoots of domestic violence. But what clearer case could it be than someone who’s pro-abortion kills someone who wants a baby to live?

In fact, according to The, murder is the leading cause of death or pregnant women. Could you imagine if the leading cause of death of abortionists were murder. Pro-lifers would probably be outlawed and banished to an island somewhere.

But pro-abortion violence isn’t even discussed.

This list is a grisly one from The and it’s only partial:

Man Stabs 15-Year-Old Girl Who Refused Abortion, Frozen Body Found at Rest Stop

Kevin Robinson, 38, was sentenced to life in prison for killing a pregnant 15-year-old girl. She was stabbed multiple times and her frozen body was later discovered at a Wyoming rest stop. Prosecutors said that Robinson had gotten the teen pregnant and that he killed her for refusing to abort.

• Man Charged with Shooting Teen in Head After She Refuses Abortion

A pregnant 17-year-old was shot in the head in her apartment in Greensboro, NC. Her boyfriend, 21-year-old Shawn Kristopher Holliman, was sentenced to life without parole for her murder. Police said he killed the teen because she refused to have an abortion and he didn’t want to pay child support.

• Teen Charged with Shooting Pregnant Girlfriend; Sister Finds Her Half-Conscious on Park Bench

In New York, an 18-year-old girl was shot in the head just two weeks before she was due to deliver her baby, allegedly by her boyfriend, 19-year-old Warren Teasley. The girl’s sister found her slumped on a park bench, bleeding and half-conscious. The teen and her unborn daughter died at the hospital.

• 15-Year-Old Pregnant Girl Jammed with Sticks, Beaten, Crushed with 30 Lb. Boulder

In Colorado, 21-year-old Michael Baldwin confessed to luring his pregnant teenage girlfriend to a secluded area and killing her by assaulting her with sticks and a boulder. Police said Baldwin jammed a branch down his girlfriend’s throat and jammed sticks into her other body cavities, then beat her and crushed her skull with a 30-

pound boulder. She was 15 weeks pregnant. Baldwin pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison under a plea bargain that allowed him to avoid the death penalty.

• Pregnant 15-Year-Old Rape Victim Killed and Burned

Shannon Meschack of Dallas, TX, was arrested for killing a pregnant 15-year-old girl and attempting to burn her body. The girl’s family said Meschack, who was more than 10 years older than the teen, didn’t want her to have the baby.

Meschack was not charged for the baby’s death because the state’s unborn victims law was not yet in effect.

• Pregnant 15-Year-Old Shot to Death on School Bus—Boyfriend Charged

In Missouri, a pregnant 15-year-old girl was shot to death on a school bus. Police said 29-year-old Mark Boyd hired Malic J. Nettles, 20, to kill her because Boyd already had two children and didn’t want a third. Nettles allegedly boarded the school bus and opened fire, killing the teen and wounding the bus driver. Boyd was charged with murder for the deaths of the teen and her unborn baby.

• 16-Year-Old Taken to Deserted Field, Shot in Head, Left in Ditch—Boyfriend Charged

Trevor Wayne Benson and Kelly D. McCarney of Oklahoma were charged in the murder of Benson’s 16-year-old girlfriend, who was seven months pregnant. Police said that the two men took the teen, who had asked Benson to take a paternity test, to a deserted field and shot her in the head, leaving her body in a ditch. Benson and McCarney could be charged with murder for the unborn child’s death under Oklahoma law.

• Pregnant 14-Year-Old Stabbed in Abdomen, Neck, and Back; Believed to be Buried Alive

In Boston, 21-year-old Kyle Bryant and 24-year-old Lord Hampton were charged with the murder of a 14-year-old girl who was seven months pregnant with Bryant’s baby. Police said the two blindfolded the girl, struck her over the head and stabbed her repeatedly in the neck, abdomen, and back. She was then buried in a shallow grave, probably while she was still alive. The two men were charged with double homicide.

• Pregnant Teen Shot in Kentucky, Body Found in Park

In Kentucky, a pregnant 18-year-old girl was shot and her body found in a car at a park. The girl’s family said that only hours before her death, they had watched an ultrasound video of her 22-week-old unborn baby. The teen’s ex-boyfriend, Roger McBeath, was charged in her death.

• Teen Strangled, Stoned, and Stabbed by Boyfriend Who Had Threatened to Kill Her if She Didn’t Abort

Sean Steele confessed to murdering his pregnant 15-year-old girlfriend by strangling her, dropping a rock on her body, and stabbing her with a broken beer bottle. Family and friends testified that Steele had threatened to kill the teen and her baby

if she didn’t abort.

• Woman Refuses Abortion, Man Fulfills Threat and Kills Her with Pipe Bomb

A pregnant Pittsburgh woman and her 7-year-old daughter were killed by a pipe bomb in their home on New Year’s Day.

The woman’s ex-boyfriend, Joseph Minerd, was sentenced to life in prison. Police said Minerd had threatened to kill her when she refused to have an abortion.

• Oklahoma City Woman Beaten and Shot After Refusing Abortion

There are hundreds of these cases. They go on for pages and pages.

We need to realize the unspoken cost of abortion. When we devalue the life of the child inside the mother we necessarily devalue the life of the mother. The two are connected physically, emotionally and spiritually.

So many of these women were brave mothers who fought for the right of their child to live. They deserve to be honored. Their stories should not be discarded because they don’t advance the abortion agenda.