NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE CONDEMNS VIOLENCE
"The National Right to Life Committee unequivocally condemns any acts of violence used by individuals regardless of their motivation," stated David N. O'Steen, Ph.D., executive director of NRLC, "No person who is truly pro-life could commit such an act of violence in the name of protecting unborn children. The pro-life movement works to protect the right to life and to restore respect for human life. Violence opposes 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 have always -- and will continue -- to oppose any form of violence used to prevent the violence of abortion. NRLC has had a policy of forbidding violence (or illegal activity) by its staff, directors, officers, state affiliates and chapters. National Right to Life's sole purpose is to protect human life.
It is false and offensive to suggest, as some pro-abortion groups have in the past, that speaking in favor of the right to life somehow causes violence. Such a suggestion is equal to blaming the civil rights movement -- and all those who courageously spoke in favor of the rights of African Americans -- for the riots and deaths that were a part of that era.
The National Right to Life Committee will continue to work through education, legislation and political activities to ensure the right to life for unborn children, people with disabilities and older Americans. NRLC will continue to work for peaceful solutions to social problems. These solutions involve helping women and their children. Violence plays no part in the work of the pro-life movement.
The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) is the nation's largest pro-life group with 50 state affiliates and over 3,000 local chapters nationwide. NRLC works through legislation and education to protect those threatened by abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and assisted suicide.
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