It’s hardly been two months since an anti-abortion gunman killed three people at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs in a November shooting spree.
The clinic will reopen on Monday, according to the Denver Post, and already, anti-abortion extremists are setting their sights on closing it for good. Denver-based Personhood USA sent an email out on Thursday saying its tactic will be to “legally” close the clinic by trying to pass abortion bans, city-by-city, according to Right Wing Watch.
The group has in the past tried and failed to pass state-level laws that would criminalize abortion.
“The shooting in November killed three people, among those pro-life hero Officer Garrett Swasey. Thinking of the shooting brings tears to my eyes,” communications director Jennifer Mason wrote in an email to supporters, adding, “We unequivocally oppose all violence, including abortion-related violence, against born and unborn people alike. That is why we must legally close Planned Parenthood’s doors…by making abortion illegal city by city across the U.S.”
Mason added, “Now Planned Parenthood is re-opening their doors, all set to kill innocent babies once more.”
The November attack that left three people dead and nine wounded was carried about Robert Louis Dear and seems to have been inspired by bogus videos released by anti-abortion activists at the Center for Medical Progress that were edited to make it appear that Planned Parenthood was harvesting fetal body parts for profit.
Witnesses reported Dear was ranting about “baby parts” when he was taken into custody.