Jason Benham on Planned Parenthood Shooting: Pro-Lifers Would Have ‘Taken the Bullet’ to Save Lives

Penny Starr | December 2, 2015 | 2:36pm EST
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David and Jason Benham (AP Photo)

The Benham brothers spoke to a Charlotte, N.C., television reporter on Monday about the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic last week that claimed the lives of three people, saying that people who are pro-life would have acted to save lives not take them.

“They’re there to proclaim life,” Jason Benham said of protesters in a story aired on Charlotte Fox affiliate WJZY. “And those types of folks would be the first ones to tell you that if they were in that Planned Parenthood in Colorado, they would be the one that would have felt called to have taken the bullet on the behalf of those three people that lost their lives.”

In the wake of the attack, Planned Parenthood and its supporters have blamed pro-life people, who oppose abortion and support efforts to give women an alternative to ending their child’s life through peaceful protests, for motivating the man who shot three people at a clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo.

“To attribute the violence that took place in Colorado to the pro-life community is ridiculous,” Jason’s twin brother, David, said. “It’s a label.”

The Benham brothers, the sons of an evangelical pastor, said they grew up in a “pro-life family.” The reporter said the brothers have taken part in protests at Planned Parenthood clinics.

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