On November 27th, Robert Lewis Dear attacked a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, killing three people and wounding nine others. Despite months of engaging in dangerously inflammatory rhetoric targeting the health care organization, sparked largely by a series of debunked “organ sales” videos that were designed to “destroy” the group, conservatives were anxious to assert that the shooting had nothing at all to do with anti-abortion views.
It was a bank robbery, unrelated to Planned Parenthood, some believed. Even after news broke that the accused killer had told police that he was worried about “baby parts,” Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz tried to tie the shooting to a “transgendered liberal activist.”
Apparently, the shooter missed the memo that this had nothing to with abortion. At a court appearance today, he both admitted guilt and defined his own motives very clearly.
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