Nov 29, 2015

Colorado Mass Murderer: "No More Baby Parts"

Another misogynistic nutcase called to the fascist cause by anti-choice propaganda massacres innocents and engages in an act of domestic terrorism.

As noted by Judd Legum at ThinkProgress:

Robert Lewis Dear allegedly killed three people and injured 9 others yesterday at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In the hours after the shooting little was known about Dear or his motivations.

Saturday evening, those motivations began to come into focus. NBC News and the Washington Post reported that, after the shooting, Dear told law enforcement officials 'no more baby parts.'

The phrase clearly references a series of videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion advocacy group. The videos alleged that Planned Parenthood was illegally selling body parts from fetuses for profit. These allegations were untrue and the videos relied on deceptive editing.

Still, the videos have become a rallying cry for the right, including the Republican presidential candidates. In August, Marco Rubio said, 'what’s happening at Planned Parenthood, what’s being revealed in these videos, is atrocious, it’s grotesque, it’s barbaric.' Rubio later accused Planned Parenthood of pushing women into getting abortions “so that those tissues can be harvested and sold for a profit.” He told TMZ that people should be more 'fired up' about the Planned Parenthood video.

Republican governors and other Republicans (and only Republicans) are using the demonstrably false videos to try to halt women's right to choose what to do with their bodies, and halt promising stem cell work, (Mal Contends).

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