SUV Smashes into Minnesota Planned Parenthood


Will violence against reproductive health clinics worsen now that a pro-choice President is in power?

On President Obama’s second day in office, and on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, an SUV has smashed into the front entrance of a Planned Parenthood in St. Paul, Minnesota, the only Planned Parenthood clinic in the state that offers abortions.  The collision occurred at 7:30am, when only one clinic staffer was indoors.  That staffer was unhurt.

Reports the Star Tribune

Although staff members have gotten used to protests, particularly on
the anniversary of the ruling, "we certainly don’t expect this sort of
thing," said Sarah Stoesz, the president and chief executive officer of
Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. ""It’s
never happened before and we don’t expect it to happen again."

Stoesz pointed out:

"The irony is that if those protesters, like this man, would help us
assure all people have access to reproductive health care, it would
reduce the need for abortions," she said.

RH Reality Check will continue to investigate whether there is an uptick in clinic violence under a pro-choice administration.

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  • alexm

    It begins. 

     

    The personal is political.

  • pcwhite

    What absolutely terrible hypocrites.  No Planned Parenthood deserves to be smashed with an SUV, but at least incidents like these offer concrete illustrations of the inane specificity of the "life" pro-lifers value.

  • http://ProLifePodcast.net invalid-0

    As a pro-lifer that just saw this story on your blog, I just want to say that I think what the driver did is despicable. I don’t know one person who is pro-life that thinks like the maniac that drove his SUV into that clinic does. What the heck does he think he’s going to accomplish?! Idiot. I’m so glad no one was hurt.

  • invalid-0

    It’s great to read a sincere rejection of violence by those who consider themselves pro-life. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

    Amie Newman

    Managing Editor, RH Reality Check

  • invalid-0

    As a pro-lifer myself, it always saddens me to see someone go to this extreme. This kind of behavior is insane and only leads people to believe that those who are against abortion are capable of crazy behavior like this. Unfortunately it’s the insane that makes the news and not people like me, who can sit in a room with my pro-choice friends and have a respectful conversation where we learn more about each others’ point of view.

  • invalid-0

    As a pro-lifer myself, it always saddens me to see someone go to this extreme. This kind of behavior is insane and only leads people to believe that those who are against abortion are capable of crazy behavior like this. Unfortunately it’s the insane that makes the news and not people like me, who can sit in a room with my pro-choice friends and have a respectful conversation where we learn more about each others’ point of view.

  • invalid-0

    These people are nothing more than TERRORISTS and should be treated as such. What gives them the right to act like an uncontrolled mob and intimidate innocent people?