At least one of this year’s crop of very public Fetus Fetishists decided to act on his convictions. From the NH Concord Monitor:
Frank Szabo, the one-time candidate for Hillsborough County sheriff who sparked controversy when he declined to rule out using deadly force to stop abortions, has left the country.
Szabo, an aspiring organic farmer who moved to Goffstown from Pennsylvania in 2011 as part of the Free State Project, ran as a Republican for county sheriff, losing in the Sept. 11 primary to incumbent Sheriff Jim Hardy. Hardy won a sixth term last week.
In an interview with the Monitor ahead of the primary, Szabo pledged to protect citizens against rogue federal bureaucrats if elected, arresting government agents if he thought it necessary to protect property and personal rights. In an earlier interview with WMUR, he had said he might use deadly force to stop abortions but later retracted that statement, saying that he would simply arrest abortion providers.
On Sunday night, Szabo announced on Facebook that he had left the United States. He didn’t name his destination, though other recent posts indicate he’s in the South American nation of Chile…
Somehow one suspects that this might be related to the news that “Abortion in Chile is illegal without exception. The Chilean abortion law is considered one of the most restrictive in the world.”
Wonder if more of the Free State Project-ionists will follow the example of Mormon polygamists in the 1880s and set up “colonies” outside U.S. borders? Or does that require more of a joint initiative than can be summoned just from mutual hatred of anyone who’s not sufficiently like them?