"I'd die to protect another human life," Lila Rose tells me over chicken tenders and french fries. "I'm all in for this cause. Let me do whatever I can do, God, like, use me in whatever way."
I'm a little taken aback because this is the first fanatical statement I've heard from Rose since I hopped into her Hyundai an hour before. I was prepared for extremism, given that Rose, the 24-year-old founder and CEO of Live Action, a "new media movement for life," is infamous for orchestrating hidden camera sting operations into Planned Parenthood clinics across the country and once said she thought abortions should be performed in public so "we might hear angels singing as we ponder the glory of conception." But the most controversial information I've gotten out of Rose so far is that she's a "one glass of wine" kind of girl who loves yoga and U2 and does her rosary on the elliptical every morning. She's also the type of girl whose idols are martyrs: Jesus Christ ("It's hard to beat him. You can't."), his mother ("The most amazing woman of all time!") and Joan of Arc come up repeatedly during our conversation, which is the first in-person interview she's granted to a non-televised, left-leaning outlet.
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