After a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs was attacked, several Republican presidential candidates expressed their regrets regarding the incident, but claimed that the Planned Parenthood shooting had nothing to do with GOP’s antiabortion rhetoric, says The Washington Post.
“It’s obviously a tragedy. Nothing justifies this. Any protesters should always be peaceful. Whether it’s Black Lives Matter or pro-life protesters.”, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said on “Fox News Sunday”.
Will this lead to cutting Planned Parenthood’s funds?
This discussion emerged after the suspected Colorado gunman is said to have used the phrase “no more baby parts’’ while discussing his motives for the attack, confirms the same source. A debate about the ethics of collecting fetal tissue for research is where all this problem started. It is said that it could lead to defunding Planned Parenthood through congressional action.
Vicki Cowart, president of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, says that the antiabortion activism from the Republicans was too exaggerated and she’s convinced that the Planned Parenthood shooting on Friday had to do with this.
Are politicians to blame for this?
“We’ve seen an alarming increase in hateful rhetoric and smear campaigns against abortion providers and patients over the last few months. That environment breeds acts of violence.”, stated Cowart, quoted by The Washington Post.
“It is offensive and outrageous that some politicians are now claiming this tragedy has nothing to do with the toxic environment they helped create. One of the lessons of this awful tragedy is that words matter, and hateful rhetoric fuels violence. It’s not enough to denounce the tragedy without also denouncing the poisonous rhetoric that fueled it.”, reacted Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Of course, Carly Fiorina said that the Planned Parenthood shooting had nothing to do with the party’s strategies.”This is so typical of the left to immediately begin demonizing a messenger because they don’t agree with the message.”, claimed Fiorina, former Hewlett Packard CEO.