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WASHINGTON, D.C., December 10, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The National Abortion Federation (NAF) reports that “violence” is down at abortion facilities.

The NAF notes fewer burglaries and less vandalism at abortion businesses in the past five years. Also noted were declining threats of violence against abortionists.

Last month's shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs was the act of a lone gunman, Robert Lewis Dear, who had no ties to the pro-life movement.

“Historically, every act of violence against abortionists and abortion facilities has been perpetrated by individuals acting alone and not in concert with any pro-life organization,” Created Equal Director Mark Harrington explained. “The pro-life movement's peaceful record is impeccable and can be put up against any other social reform movement in American history.”

“The pro-life movement is dedicated to peaceful intervention on behalf of pre-born babies and their mothers,” Operation Rescue's Cheryl Sullenger told LifeSiteNews.  “To be pro-life is to oppose all murder and violence.”

When asked why abortion-related violence is declining, the Family Research Council's Cathy Ruse responded, “I regard any of these incidents as absolutely random, because they have no connection whatsoever to the pro-life movement.”

“No one has control over the few deranged people who lash out at schools, clinics, shopping centers, or wherever,” Sullenger explained. “They are solely responsible for their own acts, and are well outside the mainstream of the pro-life movement.”

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“We also cannot condone the violence of abortion, and we seek peaceful means through the legal system to end abortion violence as well,” Sullenger added.

But abortion activists still try to connect violence with pro-lifers, especially after Planned Parenthood was exposed as trafficking in human body parts. The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) and other pro-abortion organizations recently petitioned the Obama Department of Justice to classify attacks on abortion businesses as “domestic terrorism.”

“Planned Parenthood and its allies in the abortion industry are desperate to take the spotlight off of them regarding the brutal violence inflicted on innocent babies,” Life Issues Institute President Bradley Mattes told LifeSiteNews. “Their tired old attempts to portray peaceful pro-lifers as the enemy hasn't worked before and it won’t work again.”

“We offer compassionate alternatives to the violence of abortion, and we reach out to provide emotional healing to the broken and battered people left in the wake of abortion,” Mattes explained.

Nevertheless, pro-abortionist organizations are aggressively seeking to associate the pro-life movement with violence in the minds of Americans. UltraViolet produced and ran a commercial about the Robert Lewis Dear shootout, stating, “Only a domestic terrorism investigation can help us find out who is driving this violence,” and “[t]hese are more than random acts of violence.”

There was one abortion business bombing this century, at a Texas Planned Parenthood in 2011, and one killing, the assassination of the infamous late-term abortionist George Tiller in 2009. In the 1990s, there were at least five bombings. Since 1977, there have been eight abortionists murdered.

Death threats are down, from 103 nationwide from 1995 to 1999 to 51 from 2003 to 2008, to 13 in the past five years. In the past ten years, there were 60 bomb threats nationwide, down from 291 threats in the ten years prior.

The NAF did not count the nearly 22 million legal killings this century – sixty million since 1973 – in abortion businesses nationwide.

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