Peaceful solutions to the violence of abortion are the goal of RLM. For more than a decade our members have marched, educated, lobbied and voted for peaceful solutions to the violent ending of life. Each day, during every abortion procedure, babies are dismembered, and women often suffer long-lasting physical and psychological harm. The violence of abortion kills approximately 1.5 million babies each year.
Bombings and arson in other parts of the nation against abortion facilities concern RLM. To counter violence with violence is against our principles. Prolifers have consistently worked peacefully through the democratic process in order to reach our goal—the end of violence within clinic walls. We are a peaceful movement.
Clearly, the actions against abortion clinics are unrelated to RLM and its legislative and educational efforts. We reject any attempts to link these isolated incidents to the Michigan prolife movement which is composed of citizens throughout the state who are committed to restoring the civil rights of the unborn child and additionally to helping the woman facing a problem pregnancy.