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It's So Typical, Indeed.
Author: Raine    Date: 12/10/2015 13:56:21

When we first heard that a Planned Parenthood clinic was attacked in Colorado Springs, resulting in the deaths of three people, abortion opponents tried to convince the world that this was a bank robbery gone bad.
Abortion opponents, meanwhile, have been eager to downplay the shooting — rushing to say that the violence didn’t occur inside an abortion clinic at all.

Initially, when police officers were involved in a stand-off with Dear and information about the event was murky, early reports from Fox News quoted a witness who suggested that the first shots were fired from a bank. The anti-abortion website LifeNews picked up that story, spurring the bank robbery narrative.

Though it does remain unclear whether Dear was attempting to specifically target the Colorado Springs abortion clinic, it’s not true that Planned Parenthood supporters are overreacting to an incident that happened at a bank. Police officers have confirmed that “the entire incident took place at the Planned Parenthood clinic.”
Three people were dead and many more injured and abortion opponents, the "Anti's", were concerned with pushing a non-reality-based narrative. That narrative quieted down somewhat when - upon his arrest - he shouted "no more baby parts", seemingly repeating the lie that Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina said at a presidential debate a few weeks earlier. She claimed that Planned parenthood was harvesting baby parts and that everyone should watch the debunked videos. To clarify: they are debunked by rational-minded people. However, on the internet, conspiracy theories never die - only people do, as we would find out in the not too distant future.

After the shooting the candidate doubled down on her statement basically blaming the victims fate on the left.
On the charge that anti-abortion rhetoric contributed to the shooting, Fiorina said, “This is so typical of the left to immediately begin demonizing a messenger because they don’t agree with the message.”

In the days after the slaughter, much was written about this man. People in his home states of North and South Carolina described him as weird, a loner, an animal abuser and a woman abuser. He hid food in the woods as though he was prepping for the End Times. People said he was religious but not fixed on the Bible. They said he was Christian. He was opposed to abortion and did not like the president. He was married and divorced and lived with another woman later on. The man had issues, that is fair to say, I think.

About a year ago he moved to Colorado. There he was described as a loner who kept to himself. This is pretty normal for people who live in that area of the country.

The reality is, he did attack a planned parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. He killed three people. Yesterday he pleaded guilty claiming he was a warrior for the babies.
“I am guilty there will be no trial. I am a warrior for the babies,” he said in an outburst in El Paso County District Court first reported by CBS4 reporter Rick Sallinger.

Soon afterwards he stated “You’ll never know the amount of blood I saw in that place.”

The outburst came as lawyers were starting to discuss a motion to allow a camera in the courtroom.

(He) continued with the outbursts, “Seal the truth, kill the babies, that’s what Planned Parenthood does.”

The heated and hateful rhetoric surrounding a woman's right to choose is what lead up to this mass murder. No number of denials or mistruths from the anti's will change that fact. This man decided he would protect "babies". In his sick and patriarchal view of the world, he made himself judge and jury (and executioner) of who should and who should not be allowed to live.

This person views his guilt as a badge of honor. He knows that to some he is secretly a hero to them. He heard the quiet messaging from the Anti's in the right-wing.

Carly Fiorina - along with so many other conservative "Christians" that have decided to simply deliver the message - created yet another warrior, with deadly consequences.

“This is so typical of the left to immediately begin demonizing a messenger because they don’t agree with the message.”

Really? REALLY? Is it soon enough now to say: A deranged man decided that women don't have the right to their own autonomy. Politicians and anti activists stochastically played a part in a mass murder. There is guilt to go around here and it sure as hell isn't the people who fight to ensure a woman has a right to access health care no matter what form it is.

I have stated this before and I will state it again: abortion is legal. It is safe, and it doesn't matter to anyone why a woman chooses to terminate a pregnancy. It is no one's fucking business to judge. We don't need warriors and hateful messengers. This entire story is the result of hate talk against women.

We need this to stop. It's so typical that once again it was exactly what we on the left who support the right to choose said it was, and believe me, none of us wanted to be right about it. We don't salivate for death in order to spread our ideologies. We tell the truth and watch time and time again the results of telling lies and spreading fear: death.


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