NRB Members Condemn Shooting at Planned Parenthood

Man prayingNRB member organizations were among the many that condemned the recent shootings at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, CO.

“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,” National Right to Life President Carol Tobias expressed 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.”

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, whose organization was the target of an armed intruder in 2012, said the staff of the Family Research Council “empathize with all the victims of this violence.”

“While the investigation into the shooting at the Planned Parenthood center continues, regardless of what the motive is determined to be, we strongly condemn this violence,” Perkins remarked in a statement. “All of us at the Family Research Council join with the pro-life movement in praying for the injured officers and victims of these deplorable acts. Only through peaceful means – not violence – can we truly become a nation that once again values all human life, born and unborn.”

On Friday, November 27, officials say the suspect in question entered a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, killing three people and wounding nine others with a semiautomatic rifle. The attack ended with the alleged shooter’s surrender to the police.

Based on court documents and interviews with people who knew him well, the suspect has been described as an angry and occasionally violent man who seemed deeply disturbed and deeply contradictory.

Speculation continues to mount over what motivated the attack and how authorities will prosecute the suspect. His trial is expected to be a lengthy one.

By NRB Staff

Published: December 3, 2015

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