A vandal shattered a window at a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis that does not provide abortion care. Police are investigating but have not released details on the incident.
“Force-feeding is a legal form of retaliation and torture and ICE is tormenting these immigrants in detention instead of granting them their freedom,” an advocate, Sasha W., told RH Reality Check.
“We are pleased with the 18 counts that we received; we are not pleased with the 18 that we didn’t,” OKC Artists for Justice Co-Founder Grace Franklin said at a press conference on the steps of the Oklahoma County District Court on Friday afternoon. “There were five women who did not receive justice, and that is a problem.”
Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, whose controversial anti-choice comments have drawn national attention, said that “Planned Parenthood executives” have the “same demonic spirit of murder” as the man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs.
Ohio House Democrats introduced a bill this week that would create a 15-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics and allow people to seek civil action against abortion protesters for harassment or intimidation.
Robert Lewis Dear Jr. told attorneys and the court Wednesday that he was guilty in the siege of a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood that left three dead and nine injured.
While protesters on the courthouse steps were united in their resolve to speak out against sexual assault and affirm tribal nations’ inherent ability to protect Native women and children, the feeling inside the building, observers said, was much more uncertain.
When pressed for details about who of the nearly 90,000 Muslims who immigrate to the United States each year would be banned, Trump’s campaign manager told the Associated Press the ban would apply to “everybody.”
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.
Since the CMP videos came out this summer, numerous Planned Parenthood clinics have been vandalized or subjected to arson, starting with an attack on a health center in the Chicago suburb of Aurora on the morning of July 19.