Reporter Laura Bassett: Nothing less pro-life than bombing health clinic

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, April 2, 2012 22:32 EDT
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Laura Bassett on Current TV
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Laura Bassett, political reporter for The Huffington Post, said Monday that an attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin on Sunday night was “absolutely” domestic terrorism.

“These people are calling themselves pro-life, and I can’t think of anything less pro-life than putting a bomb outside of a health clinic,” she said on The Young Turks.

Bassett also noted that Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who is currently campaigning in Wisconsin, condemned Planned Parenthood in a statement denouncing the attack.

“Like with the Rush Limbaugh controversy, I think there are a lot more that conservatives, particularly pro-life conservatives, could be doing to calm their base down,” she said. “Unfortunately, they’re doing the opposite.”

Police are still looking for whoever left the device, which exploded around 7:30 p.m. and caused little damage to the building. Nobody was injured.

Another clinic in the Dallas area was attacked in a similar manner by a separate person last July.

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, below:

With prior reporting by Stephen C. Webster

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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