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Maryland RTL condemns violence against two senior citizens praying outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic

by | Jun 7, 2023

By Laura Bogley, J.D. Executive Director, Maryland Right to Life

By now you may have heard about a violent assault that occurred May 26 against two pro-life citizens peacefully praying outside of the Planned Parenthood Abortion Mill on North Howard Street in Baltimore, Maryland.

The unprovoked attack on the two men, who happen to be senior citizens left one of the men severely Injured with multiple fractured bones and potential blindness in one eye.

While the assailant who was talking with the Planned Parenthood employee prior to the attack, has not yet been identified by police, a video tape of the assault has been secured by our friends at the American Center for Law and Justice who have agreed to take the case.

While these victims are not affiliated with Maryland Right to Life, we will continue to defend the rights of all pro-life citizens to engage in peacefullegal pro-life speech and action. We condemn these ongoing acts of violence by abortion extremists in our state.

Maryland Right to Life is calling upon Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, and Baltimore Archbishop William Lori, to condemn these acts of violence. We urge them to prosecute the assailant and any co-conspirators for this hate crime against these gentlemen who were practicing the tenets of their Catholic faith.

We urge Gov. Moore to promote policies to end child poverty that don’t include killing poor children.

We appeals to those in authority to recognize that they have no credibility to end the violence in our streets, while the government sanctions abortion violence in the womb.

It is important to understand that these brutal attacks are not an isolated event but are consistent with American’s Abortion Culture—a culture that seeks to normalized the use of violence and killing as a solution to societal problems.

But 50 years of legal abortion have failed to remedy any of the underlying socio-economic challenges that women face in raising their families, because the truth is that abortion has never been about empowering women but exploiting women for sex and profit,

From the beginning, Planned Parenthood has targeted Black lives for destruction and they have done so with the government’s blessing. We estimate that more than half of all Black children in Baltimore are killed through abortion violence before they’ve even drawn their first breath. Maryland taxpayers are being forced to fund these genocidal in violation of our right of conscience and free exercise of religion.

Now Democrat lawmakers want to weaponize the state constitution to empower them to persecute Christians and pro-life citizens by enacting a “Reproductive Freedom” amendment to the Maryland constitution.

Maryland voters will be asked to approve this extreme measure as a ballot question in the November 2024 general election.

If the government succeeds in erasing the unalienable right to life from our state constitution, no human being will be safe in Maryland. The assault on these two good citizens demonstrates that God’s people will be treated no better than these precious preborn children we seek to defend.

But we will not back down and we will not be silenced.

Pro-life citizens and Christians must get off the sidelines of the abortion battle if we are to save our state and the family. 

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.”

Finally, Maryland Right to Life would like to remind all pro-life citizens to use extra caution and to continue to use peaceful, legal means when engaged in pro-life activities.

For more information or to get involved in pro-life action, please visit MDRTL.org. Thank you.

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