ADF condemns violence, threats by pro-abortion radicals
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom President and CEO Michael Farris regarding recent violence and attempted violence by pro-abortion extremists:
“The American system provides a peaceful way to protest and to deal with grievances through legal means. Using violence and harassment to achieve political ends is an attack not only on the victims of such violence, but also on our very system of government. ADF categorically condemns the recent fire-bombing and vandalization of pro-life organizations by violent pro-abortion radicals. One of those organizations is led by a former ADF client in Wisconsin, and another in New York is currently an ADF client, CompassCare. ADF also condemns the attempted murder of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and commends the police for their quick action. We call on all people, no matter their view on abortion, to speak out unequivocally in opposition to such violence.”
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.
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Michael P. Farris is president and CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom. Farris was founding president of both the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College and continues to serve as chairman of the board of HSLDA and chancellor emeritus of PHC. He graduated from Western Washington State College, magna cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, followed by a J.D. from Gonzaga University (with honors). At Gonzaga, he was articles editor of the Law Review, and winner of the Linden Cup Moot Court Competition. He also earned an LL.M. in Public International Law from the University of London. Farris has specialized in constitutional appellate litigation. In that capacity, he has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, eight federal circuit courts of appeals, and in the appellate courts of 13 states. He is also the author of numerous amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.