Some say that the shooting at the abortion clinic makes Pro-Lifers look bad.
I disagree. When one correctly understands the philosophies involved this shooting makes those who favor legalized abortion look bad.
On another forum, the subject was raised on whether or not the “rhetoric” of those who defend the lives of Conceived Children was somehow to blame for this violence. For more information, see
There are those who try to frame the discussion to make Pro-Lifers look as the culprit in this tragic event. This is why labels are important.
“Pro-Choice”label is not Valid
Those who run the abortion clinics are not “Pro-Choice” people, because they do not recognize the choice of the Conceived Child.
“Anti-Abortion” label is not appropriate.
Those who run abortion clinics refuse to call us as we are, Pro-Lifers.
They insist on only referring to us as “Anti-Abortionists.” And their attitude here is part of the problem in what they indirectly and perhaps unintentionally promote.
It is not adequate to call Pro Lifers as “Anti-Abortionists.” Robert Dear might have been an “Anti-Abortionist.” His views are not yet clear, but that is not what we Pro-Lifers are. We condemn his unjust killings.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pro-life-groups-condemn-planned-parenthood-shooting-pray-for-victims-94611/
“We condemn violence of any kind against Planned Parenthood, abortionists, or any abortion industry workers,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life, in a statement issued hours after the Nov. 27 shootings. “People using violence to promote their views should be held criminally liable for their actions. Period. We pray for the victims and their families of this senseless act.”
The pro-life advocacy group Susan B. Anthony List also offered prayers for the shooting victims and their families. “Violence is never justified. The actions of the shooter are in complete contradiction to the aims of the pro-life movement,” stated Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List, on Monday.
They also praised police officer Garrett Swasey, who was killed in the line of duty responding to the shooting.
“Officer Garrett Swasey embodies the spirit of the pro-life movement in this tragedy,” Dannelfelser said, adding that he “charged headfirst into danger to protect lives inside their [Planned Parenthood’s] clinic. He believed, as we do, that all lives are equally valuable and worthy of protection.”
And, now finally I will get to my point of why the shootings of Robert Dear actually do not make Pro-Lifers look bad, but instead point to the problems inherent with those who run Planned Parenthood clinics. Those who would kill a Policeman or even an Abortion doctor in cold blood because he disagreed with what they do has adopted a similar philosophy of the Pro-Abortionists of Planned Parenthood. They both favor killing others because they find the other inconvenient to their own way of thinking and living. And it is this philosophy which is in both of these groups (Planned Parenthood and those who would shoot the abortionists) that is to blame here.
As stated above by Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List,
“Officer Garrett Swasey embodies the spirit of the pro-life movement in this tragedy,”