Donald Spitz is a controversial Christian anti-abortion activist in the United States. He lives in Chesapeake, Virginia, where he runs the website and is a spokesperson for the anti-abortion group Army of God. 
Spitz was born in Norfolk, Virginia into a military family. He joined the Navy at 18 and served for two years during the Vietnam conflict. In the early 1980s Spitz moved to New York City where he ran a street evangelism ministry in Times Square.
Donald Spitz was friends with Paul Jennings Hill both before Hill killed Dr. John Britton and also afterwards, up to the time Hill was executed. Spitz was Hill's spiritual adviser during the last week of his life and was with him when he was executed. Spitz posted a "Defensive Action Statement" on his Army of God website arguing that Hill should be acquitted of murder because Hill's action was justifiable to protect 'unborn children'.
Spitz was ordered to appear before two separate grand juries. The grand juries were held in Alexandria and in Philadelphia during separate investigations into Paul Hill and Clayton Waagner, the man who sent hundreds of anthrax scare letters to abortion providers in 2001.
After John Salvi III attacked two abortion clinics in Massachusetts, he drove to Norfolk VA where Spitz lived at the time. It was reported by the Boston Globe, at the time of his arrest in Norfolk, Salvi had Spitz's name and unlisted phone number in his possession. Spitz held a prayer vigil outside Salvi's jail cell. Spitz was so outspoken in defense of Salvi, he was asked not to come to Massachusetts and would be unwelcomed.
Spitz was ejected out of Operation Rescue. Spitz formed Operation Rescue Chesapeake, but after a year and a half, when Flip Benham took control of the national organization, Spitz was ordered to separate himself and his organization from Operation Rescue name because of his support and friendship with Paul Hill. Spitz changed the name of his organization from Operation Rescue Chesapeake to Pro-Life Virginia.
In response to the 1998 shooting death of Dr. Barnett Slepian, Spitz said: "What would I say to the family of Slepian? They live in a $500,000 house that was paid for with blood money - the blood of those babies that Barnett Slepian murdered... He knew what he was doing, he was murdering children. That's too bad if he was killed in front of his family..."
Spitz has been watched by the FBI for nearly 20 years and in 1994 the FBI suspected that he and other anti-abortion figures might be developing "a conspiracy that endeavors to achieve political or social change through activities that involve force or violence."
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