Republican Congressman Demanded Apology From Planned Parenthood During Active Shooting
While there was still an active shooting, Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger was on CNN demanding that Vicki Cowart, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains should apologize if the domestic terrorist who shot up the Colorado Springs clinic wasn’t anti-abortion.
Never mind that the statement from the Planned Parenthood head didn’t claim it was anti-abortion terrorism:
Statement from Vicki Cowart, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains:
“Our top priority is the safety of our patients and staff. Our hearts go out to everyone involved in this tragic situation. Planned Parenthood has strong security measures in place, works closely with law enforcement agencies, and has a very strong safety record. We 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. We share the concerns of many Americans that extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism in this country. We will never back away from providing care in a safe, supportive environment that millions of people rely on and trust.”
Usually, an act of domestic terrorism is accompanied by Republicans deciding the perpetrator is a Muslim. Yet, an act against an abortion clinic isn’t similarly highlighted in a religious context, even though these acts are usually done by “pro-life” Christians.
Tommy Christopher writes:
Kinzinger, a “pro-life” Republican, has demanded an apology from Planned Parenthood if it turns out that the women’s health organization was not the target of this apparent terrorist murderer. Therefore, if by some magical confluence of events it turns out that Planned Parenthood was the target, then Planned Parenthood does not owe Kinzinger an apology. Kinzinger has conditionally accepted the blame for this violence on behalf of the unhinged anti-abortion right. If he’s allowed back on CNN after that, it should be to ask him if he’s ready to apologize to Planned Parenthood.