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Britton, John Bayard (verified, deceased) – Fernandina Beach

By Jay Rogers
Published April 3, 2012

John Bayard Britton (5/6/1925 – 7/29/1994) was a circuit riding abortionist who killed children at abortion centers all over Florida.

He was at Aware Woman Center for Choice in Melbourne, Florida on May 27, 1983 when he killed the baby of Maureen Lynne Tyke, who also died four days later from the botched abortion. Click on Maureen’s name to read the horrifying autopsy report for yourself.

Britton was in Pensacola, Florida on July 29, 1994 where he was tragically ambushed and murdered by Paul Hill, who was later executed for his crime.

John Britton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Bayard Britton (May 6, 1925 – July 29, 1994)1 was an American physician. He was murdered in Pensacola, Florida by anti-abortion terrorist Paul Jennings Hill. Britton’s death was the second assassination of a Pensacola abortion provider in under a year and a half; he had replaced David Gunn after the latter’s 1993 murder by another anti-abortion terrorist.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Britton graduated in 1949 from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, then served in the army in Korea and taught at the Medical College of Georgia. He then became a family physician in Fernandina Beach, Florida, spending much of his time delivering babies.2

After Gunn’s murder, Britton began flying across the state to Pensacola weekly in order to perform abortions at the Pensacola Ladies’ Center. Because he had received harassment and death threats, he wore a homemade bulletproof vest, carried a .357 Magnum,3 and enlisted volunteer bodyguards.1

Britton was notably ambivalent about abortion: he was vocal about his personal opposition to the procedure, and would sometimes turn away women seeking it, telling them to think about the decision and come back in a week if they still wanted an abortion. However, he described anti-abortion protesters as “fanatics.”2

As Britton arrived at the clinic on July 29, 1994, Hill approached and fired on him with a twelve-gauge shotgun, hitting him in the head and killing Britton, aged 69. Hill later stated that he aimed for Dr. Britton’s head because he suspected the doctor was wearing a bulletproof vest.1 Hill also killed Britton’s bodyguard, a retired Air Force lieutenant, James Barrett (aged 74), and wounded Barrett’s wife, June, a retired nurse. The murder resulted in several members of Congress calling for the FBI to infiltrate anti-abortion groups, as it had with the Ku Klux Klan.3

A piece several months earlier in GQ, by Tom Junod, had profiled a number of parties involved in the murder: Dr. Britton, but also Hill and the Barretts.4 Britton and Hill are also interviewed in Tony Kaye’s documentary Lake of Fire, which was released in 2006.5

References

1 McCann, Joseph T. (2006). Terrorism on American soil: a concise history of plots and perpetrators from the famous to the forgotten. Sentient Publications. p. 202.

2 Verhovek, Sam (July 31, 1994). At Center of Abortion Shooting: an Avid Protester and an Uncertain Martyr. The New York Times.

3 Van Biema, David (August 8, 1994). Avenging the Unborn. Time.

4 Junod, Tom (February 1994). The Abortionist. GQ.

5 Pilkington, Ed (October 23, 2007). Right to choose? British director tackles the debate that divides US. The Guardian.


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