Abortion industry trade group blames videos for Colorado Springs shooting before any facts are known
The abortion industry isn’t waiting for any facts in its rush to blame the shooting in Colorado Springs on the videos released showing Planned Parenthood officials chortling over how much money they can make selling baby parts. In a statement released and emailed to news outlets just after 9 PM yesterday, Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation wrote (in part):
Since a series of highly-edited, misleading anti-abortion videos was released in July, we have seen an unprecedented increase in hate speech and threats against abortion providers. We have been quite worried that this increase in threats would lead to a violent attack like we saw today.
This clinic is part of the Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains affiliate, which was featured in one of the highly-edited smear videos released this summer. Since that video, the affiliate has seen an increase in protesters and death threats against one of their doctors.
Although anti-abortion groups may condemn this type of violence when it happens, the way that they target and demonize providers contributes to a culture where some feel it is justifiable to murder doctors simply because they provide women with the abortion care they need.
Law enforcement authorities in Colorado have released no information whatsoever on the motivations of the shooter, but the trade association has its story, and it is sticking to it.