Editor’s note. This statement was first issued last Friday by National Right to Life. There is a follow up posted today.
WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the nation’s oldest and largest pro-life group, condemned the shootings at a Colorado Springs, Colorado Planned Parenthood facility. No motive has yet been assigned to the shooter.
The following statement may be attributed to National Right to Life President Carol Tobias:
“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 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.”
The National Right to Life Committee has always been involved in peaceful, legal activities to protect human lives threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. We always have and will continue to oppose any form of violence to fight the violence of abortion. NRLC has had a policy of forbidding violence or illegal activity by its staff, directors, officers, affiliated state organizations, and chapters. NRLC’s sole purpose is to protect innocent human life.
NRLC will continue to work through educational and legislative activities to ensure the right to life for unborn children, people with disabilities and the elderly. NRLC will continue to work for peaceful solutions to aid mothers and their unborn children. These solutions involve helping women and their children and do not involve violence against anyone.