For immediate release: May 21, 2019
Contact: Deborah M. Piroch
(Front Royal, VA)
Our Movement Will Not Be Intimidated
In recent days, the pro-life community and many other Americans were shocked and disgusted at the behavior of Democrat State Representative Brian Sims from the 182nd Legislative District of Pennsylvania as he attempted to shame and intimidate peaceful pro-life people who were praying outside of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility.
As leaders in the pro-life movement we not only condemn his actions, but likewise call upon leaders in the Democratic Party, Planned Parenthood, the abortion lobby, and pro-choice women’s rights groups to do the same.
We furthermore declare that we will not be intimidated by such threats or actions, but rather will continue to equip and encourage our movement to come to the places where the killing of children in the womb takes place, and to intervene for the babies, their moms, and their dads!
As we have done for decades, we will come as law-abiding citizens, we will come in peace, we will come in love, we will come with determination to save lives and awaken the conscience of our communities.
We look forward to the day when all of us can exercise our rights as citizens without having to witness the behavior that Rep. Sims demonstrated.
And we likewise look forward to the day when children in the womb will enjoy the same protections as the rest of us.
Rev. Father Shenan James Boquet, President, Human Life International
Fr. Frank Pavone National Director, Priests for Life
Janet Morana Co-Founder, Silent No More Awareness Campaign
Matt Britton Chairman & General Counsel, 40 Days for Life
Catherine Glenn Foster President and CEO, Americans United for Life
Kristan Hawkins, President Students for Life of America
Tom Glessner, President Anne O’Connor, Vice President National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA)
Evangelist Alveda King, Director Civil Rights for The Unborn, Priests for Life
Royce Dunn Director, Please Let Me Live – Life Chain
Allan Parker President, The Justice Foundation
John-Henry Westen, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, LifeSite News
Chris Slattery President, Expectant Mother Care EMC FrontLine Pregnancy Centers-NYC
Bryan Kemper, President – Stand True
Gregg Cunningham, Director, Center For Bio-Ethical Reform
Cynthia Collins Global Advisor, Operation Outcry
Archbishop Craig Bates, Primate of the Charismatic Episcopal Church
Fr. Terry Gensemer, International Director Charismatic Episcopal Church For Life
Terrisa Bukovinac, Founder and Executive Director Pro-Life San Francisco
Joel Brind, PhD President and CEO, Natural Food Science, LLC
Larry Cirignano, Children First Foundation
Joseph A Brinck President, Sanctity of Life Foundation
Fr. Fidelis Moscinski, CFR Red Rose Rescue
Connie Eller, Founder, Missouri Blacks For Life
Deborah Hollifield, Executive Director, Presbyterians Protecting Life
Shari Richard Unborn.com
Astrid Bennett Gutierrez, The VIDA Initiative
Brendan H. O’Connell, President, Life Matters TV and Media, Inc
Lynda Bell, President, Florida Right to Life
Molly S. White, Former Texas State Representative, Pro-life Speaker and author
Ann “Lauren” Morris, Florida State Director, National Life Chain
John J Jakubczyk, Pro-life Attorney, Southwest Life & Law Center