While it remains unclear whether last Friday's violent attack in Colorado Springs was motivated by opposition to Planned Parenthood , pro-life leaders throughout the nation have condemned the shootings as contradictory to the philosophy and goals of the Right to Life movement.
Tennessee Right to Life has consistently opposed violence and intimidation against abortion providers recognizing that the life of abortion center staff is equally sacred and worthy of protection. "We speak out for life and insist that the way to achieve protection for unborn children is not through the taking of other lives. There is no justification for acts of deadly violence and most especially acts perpetrated in the name of a movement committed to justice and the protection of human life." (January 29, 1998.)