Activist calls on pro-life supporters to join fight against gun violence

(NBC News) Along with the calls to save the unborn at the annual March for Life on Thursday came a new push to save children from gun violence.

Supporters believe an alliance between anti-abortion and anti-gun violence activists is possible, and one man has become the face of building that kind of bridge.

Rev. Rob Schenck, president of the pro-life group Faith and Action, is urging his supporters to take up the cause against gun violence.

The massacre of school children in Newtown, Connecticut and the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting, along with numerous gun accidents that have devastated families,
convinced Schenck his right-to-life movement has to get involved.

“Tto me it is an emergency,” he says. “It is a crisis.”

Schenck says he doesn’t believe the new focus will divide his supporters.

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