Published On: Thu, Aug 23rd, 2012

Frank Szabo, GOP sheriff candidate, threatens to use ‘deadly force’ to stop abortion doctors

A sheriff candidate in New Hampshire apologized Thursday for saying he’d use ‘deadly force’ if necessary to stop an abortion doctor.

“Right to Deathers” cartoon by Joyce Mary Wallace

“I want to be clear to the people of New Hampshire that I made several comments about the use of deadly force against abortion doctors that I regret, that I apologize for, and that I fully retract,” said Hillsborough County sheriff candidate Frank Szabo. “In making comments yesterday, I let my passionate stance against abortion get the better of me.”

The Republican candidate has been described as a Tea Party Republican, challenging the incumbent Sheriff James Hardy.

Szabo also stated: “I honestly can’t imagine a situation where I would want to use deadly force. In fact, I would use every possible peaceful and lawful tool at my disposal to execute the job of Hillsborough County sheriff, and the people of the county should have confidence in that.”

Hillsborough County is the most populous in New Hampshire, running along the Massachusetts border from Salem west to New Ipswich, and north through Manchester.

“The big issue here is the sheriff is supposed to protect all of its citizens,” Szabo said initially. “Just because a person is not born yet doesn’t mean he or she shouldn’t have same level of protection. Someone needs to stand up and tell federal and state officials they’re wrong if it’s in the best interest of citizens … but my main point is deadly force is always a last resort.”

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