Media Release Sunday 29th November 2015
Right to Life joins with the international Pro-life movement in condemning the mindless and murderous rampage at the Rocky Mountains Planned Parenthood clinic. Right to Life is totally opposed to all violence, which includes violence against women, and the unborn inflicted each day at this abortion facility.
On Friday 27 November, Robert Lewis Dear, a fifty-seven year old of South Carolina, held the staff and clients of the abortion clinic hostage. In the resulting shootout with police, one officer, and two civilians were killed and five police officers and four civilians were wounded. The alleged killer is known to the police because of domestic violence and animal cruelty and is considered to be mentally unstable.
This is the first attack on an abortion facility in the United States in six years. Eight abortion workers have been killed since 1977.
Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion provider in the United States. In 2014 a total of 327,000 unborn children were brought to Planned Parenthood clinics to be killed.
Right to Life asks why is the murder of three persons prominently condemned by the media right across the western world, while the murder of 327,000 defenceless and innocent unborn children by Planned Parenthood is studiously ignored and accepted as ‘a reproductive health service?’
The Center for Medical Progress which recently released undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the unlawful selling of fetal parts and intact unborn babies was quoted as saying that it “condemns the barbaric killing spree in Colorado Springs by a violent madman. We applaud the heroic efforts of law enforcement to stop the violence quickly and rescue the victims, and our thoughts and prayers are with the wounded, the lost, and their families.”
“National Right to Life, which represents 50 state affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, unequivocally condemns unlawful activities and acts of violence regardless of motivation,” the group said in a statement. “The pro-life movement works to protect the right to life and increase respect for human life. The unlawful use of violence is directly contrary to that goal.”
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