Pro-Life Organizations: Which Lives?
This is part of a continuing series.
When looking at pro-life organizations, I wanted to see which groups were actually non-violent and which were not. I choose not to be somewhat of a smart-aleck and include such things as opposition to war, and the death penalty (which most organizations were not), and I choose to overlook such organizations that were anti-stem cell research (which could potentially save thousands of lives), but do a narrow focus on their tactics and actions. This was particularly difficult, as there were many organizations that professed peace, but then did bullying tactics or their founders were in jail for murder of a doctor or something. To bridge this gap, I included if they either condoned violence, or had ties to violent groups. Bullying tactics such as yelling "baby-killer" to passing women going into abortion clinics did not get classified as violent, but if they had signs that suggested that "baby-killers" should be shot, I included that in "condones violence". If the group advocated for harassment of doctors, I stuck that it the "ties to violence" block, as well. I also did not differentiate between organizations that had no ties to violence but did not condemn the violence of other pro-life organizations and organizations that had no ties to violence AND condemned the violence of other pro-life organizations.
UPDATE- I'm linking to where I found violence for the groups.
Army of God- http://www.armyofgod.com/POClist.html
Life Dynamics Inc- http://www.kaisernetwork.org/frame/index.cfm?goto=http://www.kaisernetwork.org/reports/2000/03/kr000322.4.htm
Uses harassment and stalking against doctors.
Missionaries to the Preborn- http://www.mhrn.org/publications/fact%20sheets%20and%20adivsories/Missionaries.pdf
Missionaries to the Unborn- http://www.mttu.com/elijahmin/PPWrite-In%20Campaign.htm
Operation Rescue- http://www.now.org/nnt/05-98/scheidler.html
Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust- Founder was jailed for violence: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivors_of_the_Abortion_Holocaust but organization does condemn violence.