“Pro-Life” has different meanings for different people, apparently
A Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin was bombed last night. Fortunately, nobody was injured and the building sustained only minor damage from the resulting fire.
The bombing is under investigation by the FBI.
While presidential candidates like Mitt Romney say they are going “get rid of” Planned Parenthood, it appears that so-called “pro-life” vigilante terrorists are taking matters into their own hands in a effort to “get rid of” the organization. President Obama, on the other hand, continues to support Planned Parenthood saying, “women are not an interest group”:
“For you and for most Americans, protecting women’s health is a mission that stands above politics, and yet over the past year you’ve had to stand up to politicians who wanted to deny millions of women the care they rely on and inject themselves into decisions that are best made between a women and her doctor,” said Obama in a video posted to Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s YouTube channel.
“Let’s be clear here — women are not an interest group.”
This is nothing short of terrorism – an effort to terrorize women who seek abortions and those who provide the service. The truly unfortunate part is that Planned Parenthood does more to reduce unwanted pregnancies from happening in the first place than any other organization.
Rick Santorum, who seeks to defund Planned Parenthood and believes that abortions cause cancer, was quick to denounce the bombing, and I’m sure Mitt Romney will soon follow suit. Still, both men are on the record as wanting to defund the organization.
The fight over the woman’s right to choose a safe, legal abortion ended decades ago. While the rest of us have moved on, these anti-choice terrorists continue to live in the past. And with actions like this, prove that the phrase “right-to-life” is meaningless when applied to them.
[Image credit: Anne C. Savage, used with permission.]