Father Trosch, pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Magnolia Springs, Alabama, told the newspaper, "If 100 doctors need to die to save over one million babies a year, I see it as a fair trade."
The 57-year-old priest's church is about 30 miles from Pensacola, Florida, where Dr. David Gunn was murdered at a clinic by a "pro-lifer" last March. Father Trosch said the shooting has intensified his anti-abortion feelings.
The newspaper refused to print the ad, and Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb of Mobile denounced Trosch's actions.
Meanwhile, in Wichita, Kansas, a "pro-lifer" passing out anti-abortion literature at a clinic opened fire at a doctor, wounding him in both arms. The female assailant escaped in a waiting car.
Dr. George Tiller was treated at a local hospital and released. Tiller's clinic was one of three in Wichita targeted by Operation Rescue last summer.