News Planned Parenthood says Colorado shooter opposed abortion

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    Planned Parenthood said on Sunday that news reports that the gunman who attacked its Colorado health clinic had uttered "no more baby parts" during his arrest showed that the suspect was motivated by an anti-abortion agenda.

    The remark attributed to the suspect, identified by police as Robert Lewis Dear, was an apparent reference to Planned Parenthood's abortion activities and its role in delivering fetal tissue to medical researchers, a hot button issue in the 2016 race for the presidency.

    "We now know the man responsible for the tragic shooting at PP's health center in Colorado was motivated by opposition to safe and legal abortion," the organization said on Twitter.

    Conservatives have accused Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit that provides a range of health services, including abortion, of illegally selling baby parts, an accusation it has strenuously denied.

    Dear, a 57-year-old South Carolina native who moved to Colorado, made the remarks during his arrest after a standoff lasting several hours at the Colorado Springs clinic on Friday, NBC News and other media outlets reported.

    Reuters was unable to independently confirm those reports of Dear's comments though the reports cited unnamed law enforcement sources.

    While Dear's remarks could hint at a possible motive for Friday's rampage, NBC's sources stressed that investigators were still not sure why the gunman launched the attack.

    Authorities have steadfastly declined to discuss a motive for the attack, saying their investigation was still under way.

    But Colorado Springs police on Sunday sent a tweet that said unofficial leaks could jeopardize the investigation and prosecution, without specifically mentioning the words attributed to Dear.

    Dear, who appeared to have moved to a remote community in Colorado last year, has been jailed ahead of a court appearance scheduled for Monday.

    The shooting was believed to be the first deadly attack at an abortion provider in the United States in six years. The Colorado Springs center has been repeatedly targeted for protests by anti-abortion activists.

    At least eight workers at clinics providing abortions have been killed since 1977, according to the National Abortion Federation. The most recent was in 2009 when physician George Tiller was shot to death at a church in Wichita, Kansas.

    While calling the shooting “an incredible tragedy,” Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Sunday dismissed talk that harsh anti-abortion rhetoric may have contributed to the attack.

    "What he did is domestic terrorism,” the former Arkansas governor told CNN, referring to the gunman.

    “There’s no excuse for killing other people, whether it’s inside ... Planned Parenthood clinics, where many millions of babies die, or whether it’s people attacking Planned Parenthood,” Huckabee said.

    Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive who is running for the Republican nomination, said on Fox News it was "typical left-wing tactics" to demonize opponents of abortion or the "sale of body parts" because what she said was "obviously a tragedy."

    Planned Parenthood countered in a statement issued after remarks by the Republicans.

    "It's not enough to denounce the tragedy without also denouncing the poisonous rhetoric that fueled it," Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said. "Instead, some politicians are continuing to stoke it, which is unconscionable."

    Planned Parenthood came under fierce criticism this year after some of its officials were secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group discussing compensation for providing human tissue from aborted fetuses to researchers.

    Critics say the footage is evidence that Planned Parenthood has illegally sold baby parts, but the organization denies the accusation, saying that some affiliates have donated tissue for research and were paid a small fee to cover costs.

    Planned Parenthood recently announced it was discontinuing the practice, aiming to tamp down the controversy, but critics say that is an admission of guilt.

    The Center for Medical Progress, which produced the videos, issued a short statement on its website on Sunday, saying it

    "condemns the barbaric killing spree in Colorado Springs by a violent madman."

    The attack led Governor John Hickenlooper to call for both sides of the debate over Planned Parenthood's activities to "tone down the rhetoric."

    “I think we should have a discussion at least urging caution when we discuss some of these issues, so we don’t get people to a point of going out and committing violence,” the Democratic governor told CNN, describing the rampage as "a form of terrorism."

    The national security and civil rights divisions of the U.S. Justice Department have joined state and local authorities in investigating the shooting, it said in a statement. That raises the possibility that the federal government may bring a terrorism or civil rights charge, or both.

    TWO CIVILIAN CASUALTIES

    Hickenlooper revealed that the two civilian fatalities were a man and a woman, but he offered no further information and would not say whether they were patients or employees at the clinic. Planned Parenthood said all of its employees had escaped unharmed.

    Authorities have said they would reveal nothing about the pair until after their autopsy reports, likely on Monday.

    Garrett Swasey, 44, the officer killed in the attack, worked for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He had joined city police in responding to reports of shots fired at the clinic. The father of two served as an elder at a local church.

    "We will cherish his memory, especially those times he spent tossing the football to his son and snuggling with his daughter on the couch," his widow, Rachel Swasey, said in a statement.

    In addition to the three fatalities, nine people were injured, including five police officers.

    Except for his name and age, police have only said that Dear recently resided in rural Hartsel, about 60 miles (96 km) west of Colorado Springs. Official records show that he has a history of brushes with the law, mostly in South Carolina, but no criminal convictions.

    One of Dear's Hartsel neighbors described him as a loner who lived on his remote property with a woman. Zigmond Post Jr., said Dear once gave him a pamphlet critical of President Barack Obama.

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    Iraq War veteran one of Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting victims

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    Family members have confirmed to the Gazette's news partner KKTV that a man named Ke'Arre Stewart was one of the victims killed in Friday's Planned Parenthood shooting

    On Facebook his sister, Leyonte Chandler, wrote that Stewart was an Army veteran who served a tour in Iraq. He leaves behind two young daughters.

    A Go Fund Me site has been set up in his name.

    The person who created the fund, Amburh Butler, wrote that Stewart was originally from Texas.

    "He was caring, giving, funny and just a damn good person," she wrote. "We will never know why God chose him that dreadful day in Colorado, but he makes no mistakes."

    She wrote that the fund is designated to help his family with any costs associated.

    Stewart was 29 and graduated from La Vega High School in 2004, The Denver Post reported.

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    Huckabee: Planned Parenthood shooting is 'domestic terrorism'

     
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    So Planned Parenthood is trying to say that the people who investigated them are directly responsible for the murders in Colorado? That's really just ridiculous.
     
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    Over a edited fake video that was edited to incite hysteria? Yes.
     
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    Apparently the guy that lived with no running water or electricity was influenced by 'baby parts' videos on the internet?
    Has anyone described having a coherent conversation with this guy since he went off the grid?
     
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    In other news, water is wet.
     
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    I'm not passionate on this issue, but the group released the unedited videos simultaneously. and it's ridiculous to pretend they have blood on their hands for doing an undercover investigation, no matter what their motive was.

    There's nothing wrong with investigating a company that receives $500 million a year from the government, for possible malpractice. whether you believe Planned Parenthood was doing anything wrong or not, there was nothing wrong with what the group did in my opinion.
     
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    I think this is the guy they said got hit by a car a while back while standing in the middle of the road and suffered a head injury. Said he was never the same.

    If it's the same guy, I think there are also booking photos of him from previous encounters with the law.
     
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    Huckabee said what? Seriously? Now he says it AFTER he helped stir the pot. Tell him to go say that to the deceased's family members Huckabee can kiss my .:asshole:

    In addition to the three Planned Parenthood fatalities, nine people were injured, including five police officers. :depressed:
     
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    You do understand the planned parenthood video was fake and fraud correct?
    Look at this lying piece of shit getting owned. The video is fake.

     
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    Please stfu. You are a fucking moron.
     
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    I'm not disputing that the viral videos were edited and cut down to fit their agenda. After all, a 2 hour video can't go viral. But the channel also released the unedited and uncut videos at the same time. I'm not sure what you mean by "fake"
     
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    We all know or hear of people that are never the same after a traumatic life-threatening car accident. BUT they don't get angry and begin passing out flyers about hating Pres. Obama. OR get a gun, take propane tanks in their car and shoot to kill people in a Planned Parenthood for any reason. Worse the son of a gun kills three, injuries 9 and instead of putting a bullet to his evil head, he gives up. Gives up. Really? So he isn't that angry or upset or delusional or making himself a martyr that he didn't kill himself. He surrendered. No city atty would indict those officers. They usually don't when we see videos where they killed in cold blood. Oh yeah the one time in Chicago. The over charged 1st degree murder for the policemen, instead of 2nd degree. He will get off. ANYWAY: Explain why didn't the police pop a cap on his evil ass like others they kind of think might hurt them and were only walking down the middle of street with a knife. Hmmm
     
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    we need a few more Ruby Ridges and Wacos to clean the shit out of the pipes.

    maybe start at the NRA headquarters.
     
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