The Second Defensive Action Statement was released by the Defenders of the Defenders of Life after Paul Hill shot the abortionist, John Bayard Britton, and his accomplices, Lt. Col. James Barrett, and Mrs. Barrett.

It is modeled on the original Defensive Action Statement which was originally issued by Paul Hill.


We the undersigned, declare the justice of taking all godly action necessary, including the use of force, to defend innocent human life (born and unborn). We proclaim that whatever force is legitimate to defend the life of a born child is legitimate to defend the life of an unborn child.


We declare and affirm that if in fact Paul Hill did kill or wound abortionist John Britton, and accomplices James Barrett and Mrs. Barrett, his actions are morally justified if they were necessary for the purpose of defending innocent human life.


Under these conditions, Paul Hill should be acquitted of all charges against him.



Rev. Michael Bray
Pastor, Reformation Lutheran Church, Bowie, Maryland                     

Director, Pro-Life Virginia, Chesapeake, Virginia                      

Fr. David Trosch
President, Life Enterprises Unlimited, Mobile, Alabama                      

C. Roy McMillan
Executive Director, Christian Action Group, Jackson Mississippi                      

Cathy Ramey
Assistant Editor, Life Advocate Magazine, Portland Oregon                      

Henry Felisone
Director, Queens Pro-Life Group, Queens, New York                      

Bill Koehler                           
Director, Project Awareness, North Bergen, New Jersey
David Graham
Attorney, Olathe, Kansas                      

Dawn Stover
Asst. Director, Advocates for Life Ministries, Portland, Oregon                      

Paul deParrie
Editor, Life Advocate Magazine, Portland, Oregon                      

Dr. Ronald Graeser
Fremont, Michigan                     

Fr. Thomas Carleton
Catholic Priest, Arlington, MA                      

Andrew Burnett
Director, Advocates for Life, Portland, Oregon                      

Dave Leach
Editor, Prayer & Action Weekly News, Des Moines, Iowa                      

Regina Dinwiddie
Producer, Rescue Radio, MO and KS                      

Rev. Dr. Michael Colvin
Reformation Lutheran Church, Bowie Maryland                      

Fr. Robert Pearson
Coalition of Active Pro-Life Priests, West Long Banch, New Jersey                      

Thomas G. Hammond
American Christian Resistance, Senatobia, MS                      

Betty L. Hammond
American Christian Resistance, Senatobia, MS                      

Joseph F. O'Hara
Director Wyoming Valley Rescue Group, Wilkes -Barre, PA                      

Richard R. Murphy
Attorney, Sacramento, CA                      

Rachelle Shannon
Prisoner of Christ, Incarcerated, Lansing KS                      

David Crane
Director, Citizens for Justice, Norfolk, VA                      

Rev. Dick Gozenia
Sacred Hearts in Trinity, Albuquerque, NM                     

Edward L. Walsh, III
Elder, Orthodox Presbyterian Church. E. Stroudsburg, PA                      

Mike Meyer
Chairman, Tri-State Rescue Committee, Russellville, OH                      

Gary Simpson, M.D.
Milton, Kansas                      

Donna Bray
Director, Defenders of the Defenders of Life, Bowie, Maryland

Genesis 9:6
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed:
for in the image of God made he man.

Numbers 35:33 So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.


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Pro-Life Virginia

Paul Hill with children