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Horrific shooting

By Jim Minnery


December 02, 2015
Wednesday AM

The horrific shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs recently has brought out a litany of unnecessary and predictable media accusations regarding senseless murder and peaceful pro-life activism.

Here are some thoughts to ponder -

  1. No one knows the shooter's motives and investigators have not released that information. Anyone who makes declarations about motive now is irresponsible, dishonest or both. The police have issued a public statement in which they say they have not made a conclusion on motive. Any statement about motive is referring to an unconfirmed statement from an anonymous source.
  2. One thing everyone knows and agrees on is that the murderous rampage in Colorado Springs was abhorrent. The victims deserve prayer during this painful moment, not partisan posturing.
  3. This horrific act in no way makes an organization under multiple state and federal investigations for many misdeeds over many years immune from continued scrutiny of its nationwide pattern of waste, abuse, and potential fraudulent behavior.
  4. A murderer is by definition pro-death. To attack a peaceful movement of tens of millions of Americans by linking them to this is defamatory. If abortion activists really believe that toxic rhetoric incites violence, they should stop their own toxic rhetoric and end their false accusations. Senseless killing is never 'pro-life'; this deranged killer's actions do not represent the peaceful movement of millions of Americans in the pro-life movement.

Standing for Families,
In His name!

Jim Minnery, President
Alaska Family Action
Anchorage, Alaska


Received December 01, 2015 - Published December 02, 2015


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