Articles and Statements Regarding the Use of Violence



My Uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a servant of Jesus Christ. Using non-violence as a strategy, and the Bible as a weapon of love, Dr. King led the movement to overcome the constraints of racism during his lifetime. This same strategy, the non-violent love of God, is what is needed to promote the culture of life today.  -- Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate, Priests for Life

Watch a video of Fr. Frank Pavone commenting on the killing of George Tiller

Priests for Life Declaration on Non-Violence

Excerpts from Previous Statements on Non-violence

Pro-Choice, Pro-life Leaders to Release Joint Statement Calling for Respectful Dialog

Bishops' Spokeswoman Denounces Misleading Attacks on Pro-lifers, Priests for Life

Priests for Life Offers $50,000 Reward to help stop violence

Priests for Life Condemns All Violence

We will not go away!

Whose Rhetoric Leads to Violence? (Fr. Frank responds to the charge that pro-life "rhetoric" leads to killing abortionists.)

Do Peaceful Demonstrations Against Abortion Prevent Violence? See what the evidence says

Shooting Abortionists is Not the Answer

Priests for Life Denounces Violence while Responding to False Assertions about its Cause

January 1997 Press Statement

Audio: How Should We Respond to the Accusation of Fostering Violence? (Note: This talk helped to convert an abortion mill security guard.) [Part 1] and [Part 2]

Fr. Frank Pavone Statement on Guilty Plea of Man Who Threatened Him and Other Pro-Life Leaders (May 10, 2012)

41-month sentence for man who threatened Fr. Pavone and other pro-life leaders (October 4, 2012)


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