Frank Pavone, the president of Priests for Life, an anti-abortion advocacy groups blamed pro-choice supporters for the recent shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He said in a speech last month that if anybody were to blame for such “deranged acts of violence” it would be pro-choicers who he says are “poisoning the moral climate in our nation.”
Now this week, he is placing more blame on the pro-choice crowd.
“It’s a silly thing to be blaming responsibility on one another for these kinds of things,” Pavone said in an interview. “We don’t know who this man was, what’s going on inside his head. God knows if anyone will ever be able to figure it out.”
Ignoring the fact that the shooter made his motives very clear, when he was arrested and even later in court when he called himself a “warrior for babies.”
“But if the other side, if the pro-aborts,” he continued, “are going to go down this road of saying — as they have done for decades, by the way, this is like the 500th time we’ve been through this with them — if they’re going to go down this road of blaming the violence on the rhetoric, well then you know what? If we’re going to take up that argument, which I don’t think we should take up anyway, but if we are and if we have to respond to it, then they’re the ones at fault. Because which side of this debate is saying that sometimes it’s okay to kill an innocent person? Which side is saying that, that sometimes it’s okay to choose to end a life to solve a problem?”
Pavone says “this is like the 500th time we’ve been through this with them,” and doesn’t miss a beat or realize the irony in his own statement. These shootings keep happening and he never feels the hateful anti-abortion rhetoric could be to blame. He uses words like murder, murder, kill, and then thinks he is free of any blame for inciting violence.
This and other Planned Parenthood shootings are a clear cut example of Christian terrorism and no amount of excuses is going to change that.
[Image: Colorada Springs Police Dept.]