NEW YORK, April 26, 2011 ( – Theodore Shulman, a self-described “pro-choice terrorist,” now faces a federal indictment that could land him in prison for decades if convicted.

An article appearing on the website of the liberal magazine Mother Jones confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has charged Schulman, 49, with six counts of communicating interstate threats against two unnamed pro-lifers. Schulman is accused of issuing death threats and threatening to kidnap one victim’s family members. 

[The indictment, obtained by Mother Jones, can be read here]

The charges carry a maximum sentence of five years, meaning Schulman could face three decades in prison if served in consecutive sentences.

The indictment was filed by US Attorney Preet Bharara in US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The federal case involves two pro-life activists whose names have been redacted: “Victim 1” is described as a pro-life university professor, while “Victim 2” is a pro-life leader at Priests for Life.

Schulman, who liked to style himself as the “first pro-choice terrorist” and hosted a blog called “Operation Counterstrike,” is the son of pro-abortion feminist Alix Kates Shulman.

His mother wrote the 1972 sex novel Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen and revealed she had four abortions – “not one” of which, she claimed, was “the result of carelessness.” Schulman was born in the middle –  two siblings were aborted before his birth, and two after.

In his blog’s mission statement, Schulman states: “Right-to-lifism is murder, and ALL right-to-lifers are bloody-handed accessories. Swear it, believe it, proclaim it, and act on it.”

Shulman’s targets included pro-life blogger Jill Stanek; Priests for Life president Rev. Frank Pavone; Princeton professor Robert P. George; Bryan Kemper of Stand True Ministries; pro-life scientist Gerard Nadal, Operation Rescue Senior Policy Adviser Cheryl Sullenger; and many others.

Shulman had posted over 4,000 comments on Stanek’s blog including one remarking, “I’m looking forward to watching a documentary entitled ‘The Assassination of Jill Stanek.’”

Upon the death of pro-life leader Dr. Bernard Nathanson, Shulman wrote, “Unfortunately, he died in his bed. He was not killed by a pro-choice counterterrorist. Too bad, he would have been a most effective target.”

Shulman has been held without bond at Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City, a federal holding facility.


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