Monday, November 30, 2015
The Planned Parenthood Shooting
I wanted to wait until we learned more about the man who killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. Specifically, I wanted to know about the motive. It is reported that when Robert Dear was finally taken into custody, he rambled something about, "no more body parts". Others who knew him say he was anti-abortion. Thus, I am satisfied that he was against abortion and had deliberately singled out Planned Parenthood. There is no excuse or justification for what he did. It also appears by published accounts that the man is mentally disturbed.
Predictably, Planned Parenthood and the left are quick to politicize this by pointing out the recent revelations through undercover videos that have brought great discredit to PP. Any criticism of PP for their abortion procedures and chopping up babies for sale and profit is entirely justified. It is no excuse for what Mr Dear did, but it does not invalidate the disclosures or the criticism.
The way to put PP out of business is through legislation not murder. But Robert Dear speaks for nobody other than his own demons.