COLORADO SPRINGS PLANNED PARENTHOOD CLINIC DEATHS

ACTUALLY, THE MEDIA ISN'T SURE YET IF THE ABORTION CLINIC WAS THE TARGET


I’m well aware that the “jury is out” for the time being about the Colorado Springs shooter (terrorist) who held Planned Parenthood folks hostage and three people were killed including a police officer.  So I won’t impugn the man’s motives just yet.  Until all the facts are in.  Maybe his Citibank Visa card was declined and he was actually targeting the Citibank branch next door.  So, until some anti-abortion (“right-to-life”) post on his Facebook page is discovered by the authorities or they discover some pro-lifeTwitter tweets, I'll reserve judgement.   On the other hand, I have to ask what the media would be saying today if the guy had been Black and held a bunch of folks hostage at a local KKK meeting.  Or if he had been a Muslim and all this had unrolled at a Christian church.  But, never mind. 

But we do know that since the doctored videos released by David Daleiden's fake organization, Center for Medical Progress, last July, our dead beat Congress held a public hearing, basically along the same ultra-partisan lines as the last Benghazi hearings, where Planned Parenthood head, Cecile Richards, was grilled about “the facts” surrounding the for-profit sale of baby body parts notwithstanding the fact that this charge is untrue.  Also, our super intelligent Congress, making sure that we Americans are protected from terrorists, refugees and mentally disturbed folks armed with AK-47’s purchased on the internet have proposed to shut the Federal Government down (again) if Federal funds for Planned Parenthood are not stopped, notwithstanding the fact that the Federal Government doesn’t fund Planned Parenthood except through Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements just like your doctor and your local 24 Hour Emergency Medical center are.

Since the start of the abortion rights culture wars nearly 40 years ago,  here’s a brief summary of the progress the right-to-lifers have made:

DEAD:  Dr. George Tiller, Dr. Barnett Slepian, Robert Sanderson, Shannon Lowney, Lee Ann Nichols, Dr. John Britton, James Barrett, Dr. David Gunn as well as yesterday’s three people including Officer Garrett Swasey. 

INCIDENTS:  The National Abortion Federation has tracked 17 attempted murders, 42 bombings, 182 arsons and more than 1,500 vandalisms at clinics over the same period.  

You might recall that when the Supreme Court overturned a Massachusetts law that created 35 foot no-go buffer zones around abortion clinics so that clients wouldn’t be subjected to threats and attacks by right-to-lifers, (McCullen vs. Coakley) I surmised that apparently none of the Supreme Court Justices had ever witnessed such protests first hand.  I have.  And to me, such buffer zones are entirely appropriate given the level vitriol and hatred I’ve witnessed.  Trust me, if you’ve never attended a right-to-life- protest in front of an abortion clinic, it’s scary as hell.  

For me the bottom line is the fact that abortion is still legal here in the U.S. even though during the past four years 13 states have adopted 231 laws restricting access to abortion services.   

But we don’t - or rather the media doesn’t - label the attacks and bombings at abortion clinics nor the murder of abortion providers as terrorism.  The perpetrator is always portrayed as some “lunatic” event as if the perpetrators did not possess the mental capacity to understand what they were doing.  Well I say bullshit to all this crap.  These folks know exactly what they are doing and while their long term goal might be to make all abortions illegal, their short term goal is to terrorize both abortion providers and those seeking abortions.  When we can seriously consider Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson as legitimate candidates for President of the United States, we have apparently lost all common sense and fundamental rationality.  No, these two Republicans are NOT remotely qualified.  I won’t go into the rest of the Republican Klown Kar riders but they are ALL right-to-lifers in contravention to the laws of the United States of America. 

Note also that Planned Parenthood has stated that only 3% of its annual budget goes towards abortions a figure no one that I've seen, has disproven.  

BREAKING NEWS:  The media has just announced the name of the Colorado Springs killer, Robert Dear, and they are declaring that he is mentally disturbed.  What’s disturbing about this announcement is the constant characterization of White mass killers as mentally disturbed but I’ve never heard the same characterizations applied to African Americans or Muslims or any other non-White mass killers. 

Also, the media is not sure yet if Planned Parenthood was the target.(WTF?)   

Why?  Why this soft-pedaling of the actions of Whites when compared to others?  

As far as I’m concerned, I don’t care what color, or ethnicity, or religious affiliation these mass killers might associate themselves with, to my mind they are simply TERRORISTS.



And we ought to start calling them out for what they really are. 


Have a good day. 


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