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National Right to Life Commends House Action on Condemning Violence Against Pro-life Pregnancy Care Centers, Pro-Life Groups, and Churches

Jan 11, 2023 | 2023 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) commended H. Con. Res. 3 which expressed the sense of the House of Representatives condemning the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches. The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.).

The resolution passed 222-209.

“This resolution recognizes that pregnancy care centers, pro-life groups, and churches should be able to continue to serve the needs of women in their communities without fear of violence,” said Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee. “We thank House pro-life leaders Speaker McCarthy and Majority Leader Steve Scalise for their leadership on this issue and Rep. Mike Johnson for sponsoring this resolution.”

The Biden Administration has systematically failed to respond to numerous attacks on pregnancy care centers, pro-life groups, and churches that occurred in reaction to the Dobbs v. Jackson U.S. Supreme Court decision. There have been over 100 documented incidents in the time after the leaked Dobbs decision until today.

The resolution condemns “recent attacks of vandalism, violence, and destruction against pro-life facilities, groups, and churches,” and calls on the Biden Administration to use its authority to protect the rights of such organizations.

Nearly 3,000 pregnancy centers serve about 2 million clients annually, saving local communities millions of dollars by providing services at little to no cost. Many pregnancy centers provide limited obstetrical ultrasounds under a local doctor’s oversight as well as parenting classes. In addition, nearly all centers provide material assistance such as diapers, cribs, and car seats as well as practical help such as connecting a mother in need to local resources that can help her with housing or transportation.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.