Shooting at Colorado clinic antithesis of pro-life movement, says priest

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November 30, 2015

A suspect is taken into custody Nov. 27 outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo. Police say Robert Lewis Dear killed three people during the shooting rampage and hours-long standoff at the clinic and was later taken into custody. (CNS photo/Rick Wilking, Reuters)

A suspect is taken into custody Nov. 27 outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo. Police say Robert Lewis Dear killed three people during the shooting rampage and hours-long standoff at the clinic and was later taken into custody. (CNS photo/Rick Wilking, Reuters)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CNS) — A priest who celebrates Mass every Friday morning on a sidewalk near the Planned Parenthood clinic targeted by a lone gunman Nov. 27 said the shooter’s actions were the antithesis of the pro-life cause.

“We want the conversion of Planned Parenthood, not their destruction,” said Father Bill Carmody, the longtime Respect Life director for the Diocese of Colorado Springs. “The pro-life movement has no place for violence.”

The attack on the clinic in northwest Colorado Springs left three people dead, including a police officer, and nine others wounded. The clinic reported that none of its employees or patients was among those killed or seriously wounded in the Black Friday attack.

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