Contact: Stephen Phelan, Human Life International, 540-622-5270, SPhelan@hli.org
FRONT ROYAL, Va., July 5, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Human Life International's (HLI's) updated web site, www.prochoiceviolence.com, provides extensive research on the surprising amount of violence perpetrated by abortionists and the proponents of "choice," compared to the relatively few violent crimes committed by "pro-life" advocates.
Dr. Brian Clowes, director of research for HLI, and lead researcher for HLI's "Pro-Choice Violence" project, had the following to say upon the launch of the site:
"If people truly understood how backwards the media narrative is regarding the supposed intolerance and violence of pro-lifers, compared to that of 'pro-choicers,' we would be having a very different conversation about abortion in our nation today. Pro-lifers should learn the truth about how peaceful their movement really is, although most know by experience; and by comparison, how many crimes are committed by abortionists and those who defend their ability to destroy innocent human life.
"The point of this project is not to demonize any person who defends the false 'right' to choose abortion, it is to set the story straight. Countless TV shows hold up an archetype of the loud, abusive, or even violent pro-lifer attacking the well-intentioned, heroic abortionist who is supposedly just trying to help women. News reports dwell on the real and sometimes fabricated crimes against abortionists, and routinely refuse to cover real crimes committed by those who either perform abortions or use violence to intimidate pro-lifers. While most pro-choice activists would not participate in such attacks, the fact that they go ignored by the media actually encourages those whose support for the violence of abortion translates into violence against those who would defend an unborn child's right to life."
The web site www.prochoiceviolence.com has several sharable documents, each focusing on a different aspect of the phenomenon of pro-choice violence. It also features a growing collection of videos in which pro-lifers are abused or attacked for their views.
Due to the graphic nature of much of the material, readers are to be cautioned.
About HLI: Human Life International: Pro-Life Missionaries to the World. Founded in 1981, HLI is the world's largest international pro-life organization and has affiliates and associates in over 100 countries on six continents. www.hli.org