The GOP’s Right-Wing Terror Campaign Against Planned Parenthood

colorado springs shooting planned parenthood right-wing terrorismAs most probably know by now, there was a domestic terrorist attack at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs yesterday afternoon. Three people were confirmed dead, including one police officer. The suspect, who was taken alive, is a white male that apparently carried out his attack with an assault rifle. All signs point to right-wing terrorism, an issue that the GOP cannot bring themselves to admit exists.


After recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Mali and Beirut, there have been calls from the GOP demanding that President Obama and Democrats use the words “Islamic terrorism” or “radical Islam” when discussing ISIS/Daesh and other Islamic terrorist organizations.

While I certainly have no problem using the phrase “radical Islam” to describe ISIS/Daesh, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and the other terrorist organizations that have carried out attacks around the world recently, I want to know why the GOP refuses to address recent incidents in the United States as “racist attacks” or “right-wing terrorism.”

The shooting yesterday was an attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic by a white man, not a Muslim or Syrian refugee. The Black Lives Matter shooters in Minneapolis recently were apparently radicalized via racist forums online, and we wait to see what the story behind the Planned Parenthood killer was.

These are not isolated incidents. While much of the attention recently has been on the massacre in Paris by ISIS terrorists, there is a long history of violence and murder in the United States by radical and racist groups going back at least to the Know-Nothing Party of the 1840s and 1850s.

It shouldn’t be any surprise that this shooting comes after months of a renewed smear campaign by the GOP against Planned Parenthood which is based on heavily-edited and false videos produced by the anti-choice group Center For Medical Progress. This organization has been tied to the Operation Rescue organization, a radical group which has a long history of harassing abortion providers and women’s healthcare.


Via Right Wing Watch:

The “direct action” movement that Operation Rescue and CMP represent originated with dissidents from the National Right to Life Committee, which after the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade was the main organization working to overturn the decision and outlaw abortion through legislation. Early “direct action” protesters abandoned this legislative strategy and instead focuses on attacking legal abortion at its source, harassing abortion providers and patients and sometimes physically preventing women from entering abortion clinics in what became known as “rescue” missions.

As part of this strategy, Operation Rescue now advises activists to use a wide range of methods, including covert ones such as the “sting” operation Daleiden carried out, to gather information on abortion providers (and sometimes patients) in order to harass them at their homes and workplaces or to make their clinics expensive to operate. (Source)

Obviously, most people who are opposed to abortion do not actively promote violence against clinic operators or the women who seek their services. Many do feel that shooting healthcare professionals, engaging in harassment or vandalism including arson are justifiable – a sentiment that was widely shared back when I was a young adult involved in the anti-choice movement.

Planned Parenthood offers a number of healthcare services, and abortions are a very small percentage of what they do. That hasn’t stopped the “pro-life” right-wing which has ramped up their campaign against Planned Parenthood since 2010 when Republicans seized control of Congress once again.

So why can’t the GOP refer to attacks like these as “right-wing terrorism” and demand their followers denounce violence, just as they’ve demanded President Obama use the phrase “radical Islam” when referring to ISIS/Daesh?

The answer is simple. If Republicans make this demand, they’ll be seen as traitors to many members of the far right who seem to believe violence against a woman’s right to choose is justified. Remember, these are the same people who think it’s ok for a young black man to be shot for resisting the police, but they’ll make excuses for the Planned Parenthood shooter who killed a cop and wounded four other members of law enforcement.



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  • strayaway

    Robert Lewis Dear’s voter records in Hartsel, CO say Robert Lewis Dear is a female and is registered as “unaffiliated”.

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      he’s a teabagger.

      • strayaway

        Ohhh, CS is calling names again for lack of any intelligent response. I must have ruined the narrative introducing by introducing discordant information. Manny’s article suggests that “All signs point to right-wing terrorism”. Well, maybe not because Breitbart, for instance, showed this guy’s voter registration information. Let’s hope that C.S. or Manny can show us some proof that Robert Lewis Dear is a registered Republican to back up this article. Meanwhile, last weekend, 8 people were murdered and at least another 45 were wounded in Chicago. Stay tuned for Manny to write an article about how “All signs point to domestic terrorism by Obama supporters in Chicago.” No doubt, the president will also reflect on how “enough is enough” in Chicago.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        who else opposes women’s rights to health care, contraceptives, sex education, legal abortions, is anti-government, and distributes anti-Obama pamphlets? If he isn’t a TEAhadist, please enlighten us all…..

        http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/28/us/colorado-planned-parenthood-shooting/

        The GOP definitely “built that”.

      • strayaway

        My comments were that this guy was registered an unaffiliated and as female and I noted that 8 people were murdered in Chicago last weekend but the president and the press have gone awol on that. Either my points were correct or not. Perhaps you can prove them wrong. Nice try diverting the thread and changing the subject with brainless allegations but I don’t feel obliged to play your silly game. Bye.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        Oh, so you AREN’T talking about the teabagger mass shooter in CO Springs now? Wow, try to stay on topic for a while….

        Face it, he is a TEAHADIST. The GOP and right wing bubble set this guy in motion and are, once again without fail, attempting to distance themselves from the monsters who take everything they say literally. The right wing propaganda machine needs to understand that their followers aren’t particularly bright and really do believe they “sell baby parts” at PP, in spite of all facts. This clown is what happens when you dumb down your followers, like the right wing has done, and then makes access to firearms extremely easy.

      • strayaway

        Once again, your reading comprehension skills have failed you. “Teabagging”, I will remind you, is a sexual activity better understood among liberals and perhaps yourself. I did indeed talk about the Colorado shooting. In my comment you just referred to, I wrote, “My comments were that this guy was registered an unaffiliated and as female” which flies in the face of your narrative. I guess you can’t produce any documentation to prove this guy is a Republican or explain why this guy listed himself as “female” on his voter registration information. I thought that maybe with your expressed interest in teabagging, that maybe you would have some insight into the the murderer’s transgender claim.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        again, your “research” s_cks…LMAO Great work!

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        BTW, please point me to his “transgender claim”, as you put it. Was it his long beard that gave him away? Is that how you “knew” he was a liberal, transgender activist? Or maybe his affinity for weapons and love of handing out anti Obama literature? Or maybe the fact that has been corroborated by two officers on the scene where he mumbled about President Obama and “no more baby parts”? I know you are taking your talking points straight from Ted Cruz’s fourth point of contact here, but I would like you to point me exactly where you find his claims of being a transgender. Please tell me you aren’t referring to a clerical error…..prove your theory. If you can’t, just go the F___ away from here and stop wasting everybody’s time with your babbling BS.

      • Jacob Smalley

        Piece of shit racist

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        you are right. The GOP is full of POS racists.

      • Jacob Smalley

        No ignorant child. You @Creeayshun are a piece of shit racist. As is most of the left.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        How do you figure? Please be specific….

      • Jacob Smalley

        You said TEAhadist and TEAbagger. Those are directly proportionate to the N word. And God is real. You obviously are not smart enough to understand that. So you are in fact a racist piece of shit. And it’s funny how you project that you hate anyone that doesn’t look like you. Good bye racist radical.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        Really…directly proportionate….wow, you ARE an idiot. LLLLMMMAAAAOOOO!!!!!! Good luck in your psychosis. LOL

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        Let me guess…you are projecting. You hate everyone who doesn’t look like you and who doesn’t worship your mythical sky god. Am I right? If so, it is you who is the bigot and racist.

        Hope this helps. GFY

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      BTW, your “research” s_cks. LMAO

  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    The real threat to Americans is the base of the GOP.

    • Jacob Smalley

      Nope. You progressives are. You leftist want to bow to our enemies and destroy the US Constitution.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        please be specific. How has any progressive ever “bowed to our enemies” or destroyed the constitution? How? If anyone destroyed the constitution it was the Bush administration who had total control of both houses of Congress and the SCOTUS when they RAMMED through the PATRIOT Act. That would be an example of destroying our constitution. So, how have progressives destroyed it? Cite examples. Or are you just babbling….

  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    Black murderer = entire race is guilty
    Muslim murderer = entire religion is guilty
    White Conservative murderer = mentally troubled “lone wolf”

    • Prunella

      you forgot leftie…. there are NO RW bad guys!!!!
      EVER

      IF the guy is trans gendered, Im the queen of the USA

  • Jacob Smalley

    Actually he is a leftist and not Christian. So this article is lying. He robbed a bank then ran in there. Nothing more. Then again all progressives lie, all the time

    • Prunella

      you have reports of a bank being robbed? please share your sources?

      • Jacob Smalley

        http://www.inquisitr.com/2595697/planned-parenthood-critics-colorado-shooting-just-a-bank-robbery-not-politically-motivated/

        It seems that nobody knows 100% what went on. This article highlights the contracting reports

      • Prunella

        so Chase says it wasnt a bank job, the cops say the entire incident was at PP and you say he robbed the place. Now you are aching to walk that back and attempt to brush it off by saying no one knows what went on. From your OWN link it shows you are seriously misled.

      • Jacob Smalley

        Nope. Not misled at all. I found an article that encompassed the whole gamut. There are eyewitness accounts of him going to rob the bank. But they have since been scrubbed because they don’t fit the msm narrative. I suggest you study this further.

      • Prunella

        where???
        you tell me.. LMAO if they have been scrubbed, its more likely because they were bull, im sure you can find some good truthful rw links to “eyewitness reports” saying he started at the bank…cmon…back up your claims, so far you have lost every claim.

      • Jacob Smalley

        Don’t be such a child. You started being a reasonable adult and now you are acting stupid. Do your own damn homework.

      • Prunella

        typical rightwinger who cant back up his bull.
        You made the claim, YOU get to back up your claims, or get treated like the idiot you are making yourself look. Stop projecting.

      • Jacob Smalley

        Hahaha you just keep digging yourself into a hole. Now you proved you’re a bigot. The only one projecting here is you.

      • Prunella

        you accused me of being a child, then of being stupid, and then that I need to do my homework…but its me that is a bigot? I just dislike claims by people who cant back up their rhetoric with facts.

        PS It was your bigoted posts that got my attention.These two in particular.
        “Nope. You progressives are. You leftist want to bow to our enemies and destroy the US Constitution.
        AND Actually he is a leftist and not Christian. So this article is lying. He robbed a bank then ran in there. Nothing more. Then again all progressives lie, all the time”
        Neither of your posts seem to be factual. And you keep making yourself look more bigoted. Now can you actually back up your “claims”?

      • Prunella

        I take it , thats a no then…

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        seriously, are you 10 years old?

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        LMAO!!!!! You aren’t playing with a full deck, are you…..LMAO

        I love how it’s always the “media’s fault” to all of you right wing wackos….that really cracks me up.

    • Prunella

      HIs ex wife has stated “Dear was politically conservative, religious, owned guns and believed that abortion was wrong – but he was not obsessed with any of these issues, Ross said”

      http://www.ledgergazette.com/colorado-planned-parenthood-shooter-was-politically-motivated-here-s-what/160132/