So the pro-life movement seeks to befriend these friendless people. Whether or not one takes the Bible to be the Word of God, I think all pro-lifers are moved by this insight: that we have the responsibility to protect those who are most singularly incapable of protecting themselves. That’s why we go on marching, year after year and decade after decade. That’s why we chisel away at the network of laws designed to protect adult lifestyles at the expense of innocent lives. That’s why young people today are more pro-life than their parents were 20 years ago.
Vacuum aspiration in the first trimester is the safest method of surgical abortion, and can be performed in a primary care office , abortion clinic , or hospital. Complications are rare and can include uterine perforation , pelvic infection , and retained products of conception requiring a second procedure to evacuate.  Infections account for one-third of abortion-related deaths in the United States.  The rate of complications of vacuum aspiration abortion in the first trimester is similar regardless of whether the procedure is performed in a hospital, surgical center, or office.  Preventive antibiotics (such as doxycycline or metronidazole ) are typically given before elective abortion,  as they are believed to substantially reduce the risk of postoperative uterine infection.   The rate of failed procedures does not appear to vary significantly depending on whether the abortion is performed by a doctor or a mid-level practitioner .  Complications after second-trimester abortion are similar to those after first-trimester abortion, and depend somewhat on the method chosen.
In a 2009 press release, Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry issued a statement calling for peaceful protests to expose abortionists. According to Media Matters and the Colorado Independent , however, Terry has also lead apparently contradictory public prayers that an abortion provider would "[convert] to God" or that "calamity [would] strike him".   Terry added that he hoped the "baby killer would be tried and executed for crimes against humanity".  The doctor targeted by Terry's prayers said to the press, "He's clearly inciting someone, anyone, to kill me."; a spokesman responded that Terry only meant that "God would deal with [the doctor]".