Life Legal has seen a dramatic escalation of violence outside abortion mills across the country. In the most recent attacks, several men shot pellet guns at pro-lifers – outside a Planned Parenthood facility in Napa, California, on two separate occasions.
On November 4, a youth group gathered to pray outside the abortion mill when two men drove by and shot pellets at the group. The teens were hit in the chest and face.
A week later, assailants shot pellets at sidewalk counselors and pro-life advocates who pray daily outside Planned Parenthood. Life Legal Chief Financial Officer Mary Riley, who is part of the prayer team, was hit in the head. While Mary was stunned by the attack, thankfully, she was not seriously injured.
Pellet guns are dangerous – even deadly – weapons. In a recent pellet gun shooting in nearby San Jose, California, the shooter was charged with multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon after a teenager was hit in the chest, resulting in a collapsed lung.
Our legal team is in contact with Napa law enforcement. We provided them with video evidence of the shooting, and the officers know who fired the shots. Inexplicably, no charges have been filed against the shooters to date.
Full story at Life Legal Defense Foundation.
It’s probably a code violation to hang that giant banner like that. The law applies to prolifers too. They aren’t exempt. Make a sign you can hold and carry it, if you want to display a sign.
So, it’s okay to shoot a pellet gun at people for someone’s infraction, a violation of a city sign ordinance? (The city can issue a ticket and have them remove it.)
What’s your point? You seem more upset by the sign than the pellet gun shootings and the babies being killed inside.
If they weren’t there they wouldn’t be targets.
Are you serious? They shouldn’t be on a public sidewalk?
Do you have a right to be safe on a public sidewalk?
And, their presence does save some babies and mothers who are targeted by the abortion business..
They don’t have the right to hang signs and set up camp on a public thoroughfare, no they don’t.
No one on this site claimed people have a right to set up camp on public sidewalks. And, these people didn’t. Why are you being untruthful?
Do you believe people have a right to shoot others with pellet guns?
And, again, you seem more upset by the sign than the fact that babies are being killed inside. Is that correct?
Would there be news coverage and charges filed if pellets were shot at abortion advocates or members of the LGBTQ+ community?
OK, admittedly, that was rhetorical. We all know the answer. Usually, my questions are sincere. This time I’m stating the obvious.
Would love for cowards to try that in my state…very difficult to differentiate pellet guns from actual firearms…no permit required for open carry or concealed carry here…and police are very unsympathetic toward ‘progressive’ troublemakers.
very unlikely someone defending themselves in Napa county with a firearm would see the light of day afterwards, especially a pro-life witness.
what i gather from reading comments (i’m in another country) is that prolifers and TLM Catholics think special exceptions should be made for them. they get to demonastrate whenever and wherever they want. they get to have their preferred Mass. nobody can tell them no. anyone who disagrees with them or tells them they are wrong is the enemy. they are not rational.
Equal treatment is not the same as “special exceptions.”
And, those praying in front of Planned Barrenhood are mostly Catholics who attend the Ordinary Form of the Mass, some of our Protestant brothers and sisters and others.
Why are you so obsessed with the TLM that you bring it up in this story?
Who’s irrational here?
Do you not see that mass murder is not comparable to the forms of the Mass in moral terms?
What country are you from? And, why does that even matter?