ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- In New Mexico, the Pro-Life group “Protest ABQ” is speaking out about the Colorado Springs shooting. The Shaver family has been long-time critics of Planned Parenthood but says they do not support attacks against them.
Most Saturdays you’ll find Protest ABQ outside Planned Parenthood in Albuquerque on San Mateo, praying and holding signs. They appeal to women to re-consider having an abortion. But the long-time Planned Parenthood protesters say when they heard about Friday’s shooting, they were upset.
“When you hear about a gunman anywhere, your heart automatically goes out to those that are involved and the victims of such senseless violence,” said Tara Shaver.
The group was quick to release a statement condemning the shooter’s actions and they say they want to make sure people realize he does not represent their views or the Pro-Life community’s.
Shaver said, “We find comfort in knowing that Pro-Life people really don’t do things like this. We are Pro-Life because we care about people and we want to see lives saved.”
The group wasn’t outside Planned Parenthood Saturday morning, not because of the shooting, instead, they say they took the week off due to Thanksgiving. But they have no plans of stopping their weekly protests.
“We do not plan to step back, in fact we will just continue moving forward, making sure the community knows what’s happening here,” said Shaver.