Three days after the shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood facility, state Sen. Kevin Lundberg vowed to continue to demand that Colorado’s chief medical officer investigate whether Planned Parenthood has broken state laws related to fetal tissue research.
The victims of the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado this weekend had not even been buried yet, but that didn’t stop the Washington Post from publishing a load of tripe downplaying abortion violence and failing to connect it to anti-choicers’ continuous demonization of the organization.
In a motion filed Monday, attorneys for Robert Lewis Dear Jr., asked the court for a gag order limiting pre-trial media coverage of the case.
Unlike nearly all the actions of other anti-abortion terrorists, the violence at the Colorado Springs clinic for which Dear was arrested did not appear to specifically target abortion providers. Rather, the institution of Planned Parenthood itself, along with anyone who happened to be on the premises, appeared to be the intended victim.
Saying it’s “time to name names,” local pro-choice activists spotlighted inflammatory anti-choice rhetoric by specific Colorado politicians.
Pro-choice leaders are denouncing an atmosphere of “inflammatory rhetoric” and intimidation in Colorado leading up to Friday’s murders at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.
Over and over again we’ve seen that the GOP and the anti-choice movement writ large blatantly disregard the likely consequences of their own rhetoric, and then cry foul when asked to do some soul-searching.
Republican presidential candidates dismissed any connection between the anti-choice movement’s coordinated smear campaign against Planned Parenthood and the shooting that killed three people on Friday.
The responses of local anti-choice activists to Friday’s shooting at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs ran the gamut from support of the gunman to equivocal rejection of violence.
“This has been a tragic day, a very, very tragic day,” said Colorado Springs Fire Chief Chris Reilly during a news conference after local law enforcement apprehended the active shooter.