Reminder: We elect people to protect us

Reminder: We elect people to protect us

Reminder: We elect people to protect us

A prominent pro-life leader says the increased and ignored violence against the pro-life community underlines the importance of next Tuesday's elections.

According to a new study from the Crime Prevention Research Center, pro-life advocates and organizations have been victimized by crime 22 times more than pro-aborts since May of this year. Specifically, LifeNews.com relays that between May 3 and September 24, pro-life advocates and organizations have been shot, firebombed, vandalized, stolen from, and/or threatened in at least 135 attacks. In contrast, researchers found only six crime reports targeting abortion activists and pro-abortion groups in the same period.

Father Frank Pavone, head of Priests for Life, tells AFN no genuine pro-lifer commits violence.

Pavone, Fr. Frank (Priests for Life) Pavone

"We are against all kinds of violence," he asserts. "We have taken very, very strong stands whenever some misguided people have used violence to try to fight abortion, but we have far more been the victims of violence from the pro-abortion side than the other way around."

The study is based off numbers from local and national news reports and the U.S. Department of Justice, where further imbalance is found in the investigation and resolution of crimes committed against the pro-life community.

AFN recently reported that in recent weeks, the federal government has arrested at least 12 pro-lifers, accusing them of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, while at least 150 attacks against pro-life churches and pregnancy help centers that have been reported this year continue to be ignored.

Pavone says the most immediate opportunity to move the needle is Election Day.

"I think that the voters in America have to deliver a very clear verdict in the elections of 2022 and in all future elections that we elect people to protect us, to protect our rights, to protect our safety no matter what a person's moral, religious, or political views," he submits.

As people are already concerned about the uptick in violence across the country, Pavone reiterates that Tuesday's elections could send a very strong message to authorities.