Alvaro Perez, 24, is suspected of starting the blaze shortly before midnight on September 30, 2015, by throwing an incendiary device through a window of the heath-care facility, authorities said.
The abortion polling comes amid a wave of anti-choice rhetoric that many reproductive rights advocates believe has caused an uptick in abortion clinic violence.
Pro-choice advocates say that last week’s in-court outburst by Robert Lewis Dear Jr. is further proof that anti-choice rhetoric contributed to the November 27 killings at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood.
Even with federal protections and the state-level policies that mirror them, we don’t have the law enforcement tools to end a culture of anti-choice violence.
The siege at a Colorado Springs, Colorado Planned Parenthood was not a random act of violence. As this timeline from RH Reality Check shows, it was the outcome of a summer of escalating anti-choice rhetoric.
Events held across the country and on social media called for an end to violent rhetoric surrounding abortion care.
Timothy Lee Haste, who pleaded guilty to criminal mischief after twice breaking the windows at EMW Women’s Surgical Center, was arrested again near the clinic on unrelated charges.
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.
Bei Bei Shuai’s prosecution finally comes to an end, and more good news from federal courts reviewing state-level abortion restrictions.