Washington, D.C. (02 July 2009) – Pro-abortion violence is on the rise in recent weeks, according to a new video report from American Life League.
On June 24, 40-year-old Matthew Haver tried to run over a pro-life protester with his SUV. On July 1, a man pulled a gun on a pro-life woman in Arizona.
These are just two of 8,519 documented acts of violence perpetrated against pro-life advocates.
The video report documents media rhetoric after the murder of late-term abortionist George Tiller.
"The media has pulled out all the stops to paint us as terrorists and extremists," Hichborn said. "The media's alleged purpose is to report the news. Instead their pro-abortion vitriol has put pro-life advocates' lives in danger."
The video, "Tiller, Terrorism and TV Tilt," chronicles reports from some of the industry's lead journalists.
Among the most prominent, talk show host Alan Colmes accused Jenn Giroux of Women Influencing the Nation of sharing responsibility for Tiller's death. MSNBC's Keith Olbermann named prominent nurse and pro-life blogger Jill Stanek "The Worst Person in the World."
Consequently, both women have been issued death threats in the last month.
"While the pro-life movement has patiently dealt with these threats of violence," Hichborn says in the video, "we do so for one reason. A culture of life rejects the culture of violence that has consumed so many lives - 51 million as of today."
American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
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