Planned Parenthood Condemns Deadly Shooting at Facility Where They Kill Children Up to 18 Weeks

PP-compressedCOLORADO SPRINGS, Co. — The abortion giant Planned Parenthood has condemned Friday’s deadly shooting at its facility in Colorado Springs where abortionists kill and dismember children up to 18 weeks.

Gunshots were first reported at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood after 11:30 a.m. local time, as the suspect, who has yet to be identified, began shooting at police from the parking lot. He then entered the building and continued firing at law enforcement.

Approximately two dozen people were inside the building when the incident occurred, and police used an armored vehicle to rescue those being held inside.

Just before 5 p.m. local time, authorities persuaded the gunman to surrender. Photographs show a middle-aged man with a white beard in police custody.

Eleven people were injured in the exchange of gunfire, including four police officers. One police officer died from his wounds, as well as two civilians.

Lt. Catherine Buckley told reporters that there are a lot of questions surrounding the incident, as “[w]e do not know about this person’s mentality or ideology.” It is not known whether the man has any past ties to Planned Parenthood or if a family member had obtained an abortion at the location.

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains also acknowledged that “[w]e don’t yet know the full circumstances and motives behind this criminal action, and we don’t yet know if Planned Parenthood was in fact the target of this attack.”

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“We condemn this heinous act of violence, regardless of the motive behind it,” Planned Parenthood’s Ohio branch also said, remarking that “[n]o one deserves to be a victim of senseless violence, whether it is based on their gender [or] skin color…”

According to the Planned Parenthood website, the Colorado Springs location performs abortions up to 18 weeks. Dilation and evacuation (D&E) is used in second trimester abortions, a procedure where the child’s body is dismembered with forceps, being removed piece by piece and laid onto a tray to ensure all of the parts have been removed from the womb. Medical abortions are also offered up to nine weeks.

In its statement Friday night, while acknowledging that the motives surrounding the incident were not known, Planned Parenthood accused those who oppose the killing of unborn children of causing terror.

“We share the concerns of many Americans that extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism in this country,” said Rocky Mountains President Vicki Cowart in a statement. “We will never back away from providing care in a safe, supportive environment that millions of people rely on and trust.”

Pro-life groups were quick to condemn the violence just as they condemn Planned Parenthood for killing children.

“We believe the way to end serious conflict in a civil society is by ballots, not bullets,” said Brian Johnston, chairman of California ProLife, told reporters. “Whatever the motive of this shooter, this is the wrong way to address the most important issue of our time, and only clouds peoples’ emotions and understanding of what is at stake and how to bring positive change.”


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  • Nidalap

    Death spawns more death…

    • gizmo23

      Your point is?

      • Josey

        And what is your point? Ha! You would like to blame this on those who oppose abortions but this man doesn’t represent Christians as you have tried to link him with us, you don’t have all the facts, none of us do yet but you continue to work that in. I still oppose abortion and all murder because God does and life is precious to God so much so that He gave His only begotten Son to die for our sins.

        • gizmo23

          I have not blamed this on anyone but the terrorist. You are confused and obviously bare false witness often

          • Josey

            you are lying but since your previous comment was deleted, I can’t bring it back up, convenient.

          • gizmo23

            I didn’t delete it

          • Kandy

            You can not back it up. “gizmo23” forgets God remembers what was said. That is eternal proof that gizmo can not delete, remove or edit 🙂

        • Names_Stan

          this man doesn’t represent Christians as you have tried to link him with us

          I agree, but to be fair, this is exactly what huge numbers of Muslims say about terrorists who are Muslim extremists.

          And do you know how huge numbers of Christians respond to their comment? They say it’s a lukewarm denouncement, and they say “where are the moderate Muslims condemning these acts”.

          So I hope people here will see that whatever is said about this Colorado Springs terrorist can be considered a very mild criticism, depending how you read it. While I’m sure you didn’t mean your comment as a lukewarm condemnation, hopefully you can see if you had been Muslim, that criticism would have certainly been thrown at you by Christians.

          • Josey

            I do condemn this act of what this man has done just as God does and I am sure there are some muslims that condemn the acts of radical islam but those of radical islam are muslim whereas this man we do not know what his problem was or why he did this horrific act.

          • Names_Stan

            Check the quote from CS’ mayor. Paraphrased, he said you could figure out the motive from the place he attacked. Maybe he knows something or maybe he’s assuming, we’ll find out.

            But a couple of things that are facts:
            1) There are far too many Christians on social media that are not only apologizing for this guy…not only claiming it was really a bank robbery (as we see on this board)…but also justifying it explicitly or implicitly.

            2) We read articles and Chicken Little board comments about the threat of foreign terrorism. We read almost nothing of domestic terrorism threats. And yet, we’ve had no foreign attacks since 2001. Domestic attacks number almost 30 by some accounts.

            One lesson here should be that extremism is extremism, no matter the dogma claimed by the terrorist.

            Robert Dear, yesterday’s terrorist, may not have done what he did because of Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, or whatever churches or websites that he may have visited. But the probability seems very, very high that these things influenced him.

            Is he a lunatic? Of course (as are most Islamic fundamentalist terrorists). But public people, left and right, websites, partisan TV & radio…these outlets undoubtedly influence disturbed people. We don’t have to wonder if that’s true. The overwhelming evidence is available to all on Twitter & Facebook every day, with dozens of whackjob posts on display.

            One example: Infowars. “Stories” either made up out of thin air, or spun to the owners’ liking. All for the purpose of selling end-of-the-world survivalist junk.
            And they think they have no responsibility whatsoever for lathering up mentally ill individuals.

  • Nidalap

    Hmm…according to the Breitbart story on this, the shootings actually began at the nearby branch of the Chase Bank. That’s a little detail you probably won’t see in most media for a while. Not quite as politically useful…

    • gizmo23

      Ir is being reported here in Denver so save the judgement

      • Nidalap

        Good for Denver! You save your judgement until we see how the national media reacts! 🙂

    • acontraryview

      Other than their being a Chase bank in the same shopping center, and police parking near it, I could find no information that the shooting began at the bank nor that the bank was the target. Do you have any supporting information for that other than Breibart?

      Oh, and by the way, that “little detail” is mentioned in a variety of media outlets including national ones.

      • Nidalap

        Hmm…three lives tragically lost in this incident. If, within that number, zero were Planned Parenthood employees or patrons, we MAY be able entertain the notion that PP was not in fact the target, right?

      • Names_Stan

        I could find no information that the shooting began at the bank nor that the bank was the target. Do you have any supporting information for that other than Breibart?

        You won’t find it in any credible source. I listened to the police radio yesterday within 15 minutes of the first shots fired call. The problem here is how ridiculous media people are. They are so far behind in how information should be sourced in today’s world.

        There was never any doubt this situation was a Planned Parenthood attack. (But you’ll notice that none of these posters here attempting misdirection will ever correct their bank robbery narrative.

        I didn’t hear the traffic live when the unit was hit near the bank, but I did hear them say early on that he was shooting from the PP building.
        Then maybe two hours after it had been going on, another “officer down” call came.

        The call started as “shots fired, taking automatic weapons fire”. Within maybe ten seconds the same voice said, “SO Deputy hit in the leg, we’re clear and Code 4.” (Which meant they got clear and could evac the deputy without further assistance.)

        The biggest problem of all the misinformation and propaganda has been the PP directors quote. She said all employees and patients were “accounted for”. That was a bad choice of words, because you can see that these folks who want a certain narrative turned it into “nobody was shot”.

        That’s completely false. I heard them evac at least three wounded from inside the building. They were using an armored car called a Bearcat, which they drove right into the building and even thru the walls. They would get as close as possible before extracting.

        They knew where the hostages were because they were on phones with dispatch. One casualty in a bathroom had a serious chest wound. One early call right at the front door is, I believe, going to be where the officer was killed, or maybe another one wounded. The SWAT member who finally got to the door was very stressed in his call for immediate EMS. It sounded as though he was carrying the victim out on his own.

        Could the bank robbery thing be true? Yes, it could, but I think it’s 95% likely it’s not. Bank robbers don’t come prepped for war. This guy did.

        Then you have to consider ALL the people who will have to be involved, for these conspiracy theorists to be right. All the bank people have to be lying. All the locked down retail people who heard tons of automatic gunfire have to be lying. Chase Bank’s own Twitter account has to be lying.

        This is the age-old problem of people “needing” a certain outcome, so they do whatever they can, turn to whatever “news” source they have to, so their outcome will come true.

        I wish people could see the importance in this world for seeking truth, no matter what it is. The alternative, cognitive dissonance, only leads to trouble and strife.

        • Nidalap

          Saturday 12:49 p.m. UPDATE

          Planned Parenthood officials say that all 15 staff members who were in the Centennial Boulevard clinic at the time of the shootings on Friday are unharmed.

          gazette(d0t)c0m

          The shooter must have been very incompetent not to harm a single member of his targets…or, you know, they weren’t his targets at all…

          • Names_Stan

            I think his inability to kill more civilians was likely a result of very fast police response. In reading several reports, it appears he fired first at a person getting in their car. So by the time he went to enter the building, or shortly thereafter, first responders were engaging him.

            It was also very apparent listening to the radio traffic that PP employees had a very strong lockdown procedure. There were over a dozen people evacuated from sheltered location, not counting the ones who ran out on their own when SWAT entered the building.

            As to injuries inside the building, I know there were two, and at least one was a civilian. He was in a bathroom with two other people, and he had a chest wound. The other was near an entry door, and I think it was one of the officers, though they didn’t actually say so.

            As to your thought on it not being the target, cnn reports:

            Suspected Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear mentioned “baby parts” to investigators and in later interviews expressed anti-abortion and anti-government views, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told CNN.

            What I don’t understand is why you need a particular narrative to be true or untrue. It’s murder. It’s terrorism. Yes, it was almost certainly directly at PP because of the shooter’s political and/or religious beliefs. Why wouldn’t Christians put all that aside, and every one of them speak out against spree killings, and show other nutjobs that they aren’t heroes in the eyes of Christians?

            It’s the same question Christians ask of the greater Muslim community, but somehow it doesn’t apply to us.

            The fact is, the way so many are responding on social media, the message is quite clear to a nutjob that, publicly or privately, they will be thought of as heroes by many, many conservative Christians.

            Glenn Beck, I felt, had the right balance on this thing. His comments were far ahead of any Republican candidate, and most haven’t said a word. What does it say about the state of America, and specifically Christianity, if Republican candidates think they will lose votes for condemning terrorism?

          • acontraryview

            OR, they moved all their staff behind a security door that the shooter was not able to get through….which is the actual truth of the matter.

          • Names_Stan

            Obviously facts are against the rules, because my posts are gone.

            I assume you’ve seen the confirmed casualties as of today and see that they did indeed occur inside the building.

          • Nidalap

            I haven’t seen that yet, but I’ll take your word for it. I’m only human, as easily taken in by fast-breaking news items as the next.
            Of course, those on the opposite end of the spectrum are just as wrong in some of the “facts” they’re spouting as well. They would appear to have at least as great a need for that narrative to be true as we might, yes?

          • Names_Stan

            There’s no doubt about the narrative part. I’m not sure what facts you mean.

            But either way, you’re only responsible for you. Same goes for me.

            The news actually gets it wrong an awful lot. And that’s just the ones to even pretend to care about getting it right. Therefore the best policy is to question everything.

            Friday I had been listening to police inside the PP building for at least two hours, and CNN was saying nobody knew if the location was PP or “somewhere else a quarter mile away”. Fortunately by crowd sourcing Twitter, it was obvious this started and would end in the PP location.
            Also, the police were calling the gun “and AK”. For hours after the thing ended, news sources said “we only know it’s a long gun. There were something like 45,000 listening to the police feed by then, but it never occurred to the media to do so.

            And as I said in one of the posts they deleted, the police traffic left no doubt that wounded victims were being evacuated from the PP building. But the news didn’t confirm that til today.

            By that time, right wing websites had already assured their readers they should spread the bank robbery story, and that all victims were outside the building. You can look on Twitter and see that the purposefully incorrect stories still have people swearing by them.

            Some things are true whether we believe it or not. Most things should be verified, even when we believe them initially.

    • Josey

      yes, we don’t even have all the facts yet but people assume this guy is some Christian nut but this isn’t the work of a Christian even if he claims to be one, unless he repents, he will have his place in hell with all those who have not repented and trusted in Christ but that judgement belongs to God or should say their punishment will come from God.

  • acontraryview

    To attempt to equate women who choose to legally terminate their pregnancy with the actions of this man is truly a low point. Why aren’t there protests outside of hospitals that follow DNR instructions for patients?

    • Joe

      Psalm 106:36 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.

      Psalm 106:37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto
      devils,

      Psalm 106:38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of
      their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of
      Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.

      • Cady555

        A nonviable fetus is not yet a person.

        The verses above are speaking of child sacrifice, which is murder. The man who killed 3 people with an assault rifle is a murderer.

        • Joe

          Job 31:15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?

          Isaiah 49:1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far;
          The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my
          mother hath he made mention of my name.

          Psalm 139:13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in mymother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

          Just 18 days after conception, the baby’s heart begins to beat. At
          six weeks, brain waves can be measured. At eight weeks, the vital organs
          are functioning and fingerprints have formed. At nine weeks, the unborn
          baby is able to feel pain. Over 700,000 abortions each year are
          performed after this point in the pregnancy. By the beginning of the
          second month, the unborn child, small as it is, has begun to look
          distinctly human, though the mother may not even be aware that she is
          pregnant! By the time the baby is eleven weeks old, he or she breaths
          (fluid), swallows, digests, sleeps, dreams, wakes, tastes, hears, and
          feels pain. Babies born prematurely can survive outside the womb as
          young as 20-25 weeks old. Yet, all that is necessary to make the baby a
          grown human being is already there from the moment of conception. All it
          needs is time to mature.

          Former Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop stated “We now know when
          life begins because the test-tube baby proves that life begins with
          conception. What do you have in the dish? An egg and a sperm. What do
          you add to it to get a baby? Nothing.” Though it is wee, it is still a
          real person, just as a crumb of bread is still real bread. No one who
          has been given the gift of life should dare despise the day of small
          beginnings. Have we forgotten so quickly that we were once as small?

          “In the tiny, almost invisible thirty two cell blastocyst–in that one
          gram or so of tissue–there is a physical potential and moral destiny
          unparalleled in our universe. Next to it, a gram of plutonium is a
          triviality: plutonium cannot compose a symphony, cannot cure cancer,
          cannot plan our course to the stars”. -Bernard Nathanson, M.D. and
          former abortionist-

          • Josey

            absolutely right, my grandson was born 3 months early and he is a healthy nine year old today, praise God!

        • Oboehner

          “A nonviable fetus is not yet a person.” a phrase used to help murderers sleep at night.

          • Cady555

            Read the Bible. Check Exodus 21. If someone causes a pregnant woman to have a miscarriage, there is no penalty. But if the woman is harmed ss well, there is a penalty. Even God places more value on a woman than a fetus.

          • Josey

            Exodus 21:22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.

            It clearly says he shall be surely punished according to what the husband of the woman lays on him. where did you get there is no penalty?

          • Kandy

            He only says part of the scripture. So I posted it for him.

          • Josey

            thks Kandy…I hate when scripture is used by those who don’t believe in the Bible and used out of context with the entire teaching of the Bible or even in context as to who is talking to whom and for what reason.

          • Kandy

            Happens all the time. Mostly by Atheist.They don’t always read what they quote. Or they hope we won’t read it.

          • Kandy

            22 If men fight and hurt a woman with child , so that she gives birth prematurely , yet no harm follows, he shall surely be punished accordingly as the woman’s husband imposes on him and he shall pay as the judges determine.
            23 But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life.
            24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
            25burn for burn,wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

          • Oboehner

            Exodus 21:22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.” I think you need to toss the planned parenthood translation you’re using, the KJV states “he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.”

        • Josey

          These abortionists and this man are murderers in God’s eyes.

          • Cady555

            According to Jesus, anyone who gets angry is a murderer in God’s eyes.

            Terrorism is abhorrent, no matter how precious one believes his cause to be.

          • Josey

            Jesus got angry with those who were selling goods at a profit in the temple, he didn’t commit murder because he was angry. you take the passage of Jesus when he was talking about being angry in your heart against your brother as the same as committing murder and he was speaking it to those who thought their religious rituals would save them and they looked down on others as less than them. God’s word tells us to be angry but sin not, don’t let the sun go down on your anger, get rid of it but the anger Jesus expressed was a righteous zealous anger for the right things. Jesus pointed out to the pharisees that they were hypocrites. There is anger that is the same as murder but there is also a zealous righteous anger for the things of God, two different scenarios.

      • acontraryview

        Did you have a point?

    • Oboehner

      So you’re saying the babies choose to me chemically burned and chopped up like a DNR choice is made?

  • Cady555

    Terrorism is wrong.
    Shooting people with an assault rifle is wrong.
    Killing police officers is wrong.
    Killing women seeking legal medical procedures, like gynecological exams, cancer screening. Pap smears, well baby check ups is wrong.

    Being so focused on non viable fetuses that one loses all compassion is wrong.

    Where is that perfect objective morality that Christians and only Christians are said to possess?

    • Oboehner

      Where is all the compassion the liberals are said to possess, killing the most innocent?
      Tossing out the “non viable fetuses” rhetoric doesn’t change the fact babies are murdered.

      • gizmo23

        If they are being murdered, do you think the women should get the death penelty?

        • Oboehner

          *penalty* and the award for over dramatics goes to…
          the VAST majority of infanticide is perpetrated for convenience as a “birth control”, stating that the mother might be sad about giving birth is not life threatening either.

          • gizmo23

            So answer the question

          • Oboehner

            You’re asking a question on a scenario which is so minuscule as not to be relevant. Innocent women don’t deserve the death penalty, but what does that have to do with infanticide?

          • gizmo23

            The women that have abortions are murdering according to many people here,

          • Oboehner

            God will handle the details, but I suppose here is where you tell me a vicious murderer needs compassion, but an innocent child does not.

          • gizmo23

            I would never say that

          • Oboehner

            Sure.

          • gizmo23

            Thanks

        • Oboehner

          You believe unborn women do.

        • Joe

          Christ declared, “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge
          him in the last day” (John 12:48).

          God in His Word has already declared what is and what is not sin. Technically, we are not judging the world;

          God’s Word does that when we believe it and preach it! Remember, “But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

          For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:15,16).

          • Cady555

            What does that have to do with a terrorist murdering innocent people? Those that applaud islamic terrorists quote religious texts as well.

          • gizmo23

            What about man’s law? That is what I’m asking

        • Josey

          They will be judged by God, all sinners and in this case murderers who have not accepted the sacrifice Christ made on the cross for their sins before they breathe their last breath for Jesus is the Way, the Truth and Life, no one goes to God except through Christ. God is no respecter of persons, vengeance belongs to God and Him alone. Clearly this man is not a Christian but a murderer who took vengeance into his own hands just as abortionists are guilty of murder in God’s eyes so is this man.

          • gizmo23

            What of man’s law?

          • Kandy

            You got that right Josey.

      • Cady555

        From a news report “The University of Colorado in Colorado Springs police department identified the officer killed as 44-year-old Garrett Swasey, a six-year veteran of the force. He also was a leader at Hope Chapel, a church in north Colorado Springs.”

        Will you or will you not denounce the man who murdered, apparently on behalf of christians opposed to abortion?

        • Josey

          Once again, no one yet knows why he did this so stop the trolling. This man is not a Christian.

      • Rebecca

        Exactly. Liberals are the biggest hypocrites on the planet. They speak out of both sides of their mouths. What a joke they are.

      • Kandy

        Liberals only have compassion for the ones doing the killings of the Unborn Humans. Through this sick compassion they support this kind of legal murder.

    • Josey

      Who or where does this say he is a Christian? No Christian would kill people even people who kill the innocent for Christians who truly follow Christ know that Vengeance belongs to God and He alone, He will at judgement day judge murderers, vile persons, whoremongers, etc.

      • gizmo23

        Does that Christians don’t kill others include the military?

        • Josey

          Stay on topic or take your comments elsewhere.

          • gizmo23

            I ask a simple question and get slammed. Few morals here

          • Josey

            no, you want to debate a topic and get ppl arguing over something that has nothing to do with this topic at hand. a lot of your comments ask questions like that, you’re trolling.

          • gizmo23

            Maybe people just don’t like being held accountable for their posts.
            I always answer questions if asked. I do not fear them

          • gizmo23

            I am merely asking questions. If people post they should be able to stand up for their convictions. I will never shy away answering a question. I don’t fear answering them

      • Cady555

        No true Scotsman?

        Christians are just as capable of murder as other humans.

        And there are an awful lot of Christians all over the Internet today praising and justifying the actions of this terrorist.

  • Rebecca

    Planned Parenthood is hypocritical.

    • tyler

      so are many Christians