Colorado Republican Blames Planned Parenthood shooting on… Planned Parenthood

Following last Friday’s deadly shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood by a pro-life Christian worried about “baby parts,” conservatives have been desperate to shift focus away from their dangerous anti-abortion rhetoric, and how it might help create these terrorists. Desperate enough to suggest the shooting was the work of a transgender liberal killer. Desperate enough to suggest that being called on lying about organ harvesting from live babies is just “demonizing the messenger”.

One of the more grotesque efforts, however, comes compliments of Colorado State Representative JoAnn Windholz, who took to Facebook to explain how such violence really is, ultimately, Planned Parenthood’s fault.



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Joshua Feuerstein’s Video Urging Viewers to “Punish Planned Parenthood” is Probably Legal

We know that Christian evangelist Joshua Feuerstein made a video months ago in which he called for his followers to “punish Planned Parenthood” because “abortion doctors should have to run and hide and be afraid for their life.”



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What Would Happen if We Treated Christians Like Muslims After a Terror Attack?

If the Planned Parenthood shooter were Muslim, you know exactly how conservatives would react. But because reports say he believed in the Christian God, don’t expect to see this anytime soon:



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As It Turns Out, Even Protesters Sometimes Need Planned Parenthood

If you’ve ever been to a Planned Parenthood, odds are you’ve faced the protesters. Waving pictures of mangled fetuses and warnings of hellfire, they scream at you about sin and murder and beg you to change your mind. Even in the cases where volunteer escorts attempt to shield you from the shame brigade, entering the health clinic can be a jarring experience.

But every now and then, one of them will cross the picket line — even if surreptitiously and temporarily. Marie Myung-Ok Lee, writing for Salon, reports:

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How the Religious Right is Radicalizing Generations of Fundamentalist Domestic Terrorists

On November 27th, 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear entered the Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs and opened fire with what was reported to be an AK-47.

Most expressed horror as the bloody standoff stretched over hours while others were engaging in mental acrobatics trying to deny the fact that we were watching an ongoing terrorist attack. Some claimed the shooting was taking place over a quarter mile away and the media was blowing it out of proportion. Some insisted it was a bank robbery gone bad and Planned Parenthood just happened to be where Dear had holed up. Fox News allegedly claimed he may have been a member of ISIS while still others on the paranoid fringes starting screaming “false flag.”

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