California Pro-Life Group Opposes Vandalism of Planned Parenthood Abortion Ctr
by Steven Ertelt
September 3, 2010
Fresno, CA (LifeNews.com) — A California pro-life group is condemning the vandalism that took place yesterday against a local Planned Parenthood abortion business. Someone threw an object through the window of the Madera facility that may have been intended to cause a fire and damage to the property.
Patsy Montgomery, a Planned Parenthood spokeswoman, told the Fresno Bee newspaper that the abortion business received a call very early Thursday morning about an alarm that had sounded.
Police found someone threw an object through the window that had an accelerant intended to cause a fire, but none started.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Madera Police Department were called to investigate and Montgomery told the Bee the facility will reopen on Tuesday.
"I believe it’s extremists who are, want to make a statement," she said of the person or persons responsible.
Neither KFSN-TV nor the Bee included a statement from pro-life advocates, but Right to Life of Central California yesterday condemned the vandalism of the Madera Planned Parenthood clinic.
Abortion will not end because of petty acts of vandalism, said Josh Brahm, education director for the group, told LifeNews.com. Abortion will end when enough people realize that unborn children are living human beings that shouldn’t be discriminated against just because they’re smaller and less developed.
Jonathan Keller, the director of the RTLCC, added that while his group and Planned Parenthood disagree about abortion, "we can all certainly agree that cowardly acts of violence like what happened on Thursday have no place in our society and are a threat to both civil discourse and peaceful solutions to the tragedy of abortion.
The group said it 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. RLCC has always had a policy of forbidding violence or illegal activity by its staff, directors and volunteers. RLCCs sole purpose is to protect innocent human life," the group added.
"RLCC will continue to work through educational activities to ensure the right to life for unborn children, people with disabilities and the infirm and elderly. RLCC will continue to work for peaceful solutions to aid pregnant women and their unborn children. These solutions involve helping women and their children and do not involve violence against any person or facility," it said.
Kyle Goddard, who directs RLCCs 40 Days for Life campaign, also condemned the vandalism.
He said, "acts of violence like what has happened in Madera are a clear reason why our valley must unite as a community of peace. Through compassion, prayer, and gentleness, we can change our valley from a culture of violence to become a city of peace."
Related web sites:
Right to Life of Central California – https://www.FresnoProLife.org
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