Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion advocates are using the Colorado Springs shooting to promote abortion.
On Friday, Robert Lewis Dear entered a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado and opened fire, injuring nine people and killing three. He surrendered to police after an almost six-hour standoff.
As of now neither Dear nor investigators have stated a motive for the shooting. But that didn't stop the CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Vicki Cowart, from blaming it on "extremists":
We don't yet know the full circumstances and motives behind this criminal action, and we don't yet know if Planned Parenthood was in fact the target of this attack. We share the concerns of many Americans that extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism in this country. We will never back away from providing care in a safe, supportive environment that millions of people rely on and trust.
The mayor of Colorado Springs, John Suthers, commented that people can make "inferences from where it took place."
During a prayer vigil held Saturday at All Souls Unitarian Church in Colorado Springs, the minister said, "We're here to honor the lives of those killed yesterday by domestic terrorists. ... We're here to honor the work of Planned Parenthood."
A woman stood up and said, "I came to grieve and mourn the people that died, not to make political statements, so, have a nice day." She left, to the applause of those in attendance.
Cecile Richards, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, called abortion "basic health care," implying that those who oppose abortion are against basic medical services.
Meanwhile, President Obama (while surrounded by armed secret service agents) used the opportunity to push his anti-gun agenda, saying that citizens' ability to own guns was the problem:
The last thing Americans should have to do, over the holidays or any day, is comfort the families of people killed by gun violence. ... And yet, two days after Thanksgiving, that's what we are forced to do again."
He added that something needed to be done about people having "easy accessibility to weapons of war."
It was only a few days later when an unidentified law enforcement officer alleged, under condition of anonymity, that Dear said "No more baby parts" while being arrested, but it hasn't been officially confirmed.
The common thread in these statements is that all these people and many others have used the actions of one person — a man who registered as a "female unaffiliated voter" after moving to Colorado last year — to speak for anybody who is against abortion.
While most people are focusing on the three people killed, there's no mention of how many children were murdered earlier that day (or that week) in the clinic by abortion doctors. There were no memorials for them.
Although Planned Parenthood says they want abortions to be "safe, legal and rare," its Rocky Mountain affiliate gave an award to its Aurora clinic for exceeding its abortion quota, with the award reading: "exceeding abortion visits first half of fiscal year 2012 compared to first half of fiscal year 2013."
In 2014, four workers from Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountain's Denver clinic were indicted for failing to report the rape of a 13-year-old girl who had been abused for years by her stepfather, who took her in for an abortion. She became pregnant by him, and workers, despite having the opportunity to speak to her privately, never asked about her relationship with the older man. They implanted her with birth control and the sexual abuse continued for two more months.
Planned Parenthood has the "safe" and "rare" part of their mantra wrong, but "legal" it still is, despite the fact that at least one person — sometimes two — always dies in an abortion procedure.