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Colorado GOP Rep. JoAnn Windholz Says Planned Parenthood is the Real “Culprit”

Three people were brutally murdered and nine injured at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado on November 27.

In a statement, Republican state representative JoAnn Windholz said, “Violence is never the answer, but we must start pointing out who is the real culprit. The true instigator of this violence and all violence at any Planned Parenthood facility is Planned Parenthood themselves. Violence begets violence. So Planned Parenthood: YOU STOP THE VIOLENCE INSIDE YOUR WALLS.”

Shocking. It is not the violent anti-abortion terrorists who are to blame for this disgusting act of murder, but Planned Parenthood.

Here are the three victims who were murdered in cold blood.

Jennifer Markovsky, 36, the mother of two young children was killed.
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Ke’Arre Stewart, 29, survived serving in the Army in Iraq and the father of two children.
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Police Office Swasey, 44, the father of two was killed responding to the active shooting at Planned Parenthood.
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Anyone who thinks that these people deserved what they got, that this heinous act is somehow Planned Parenthood’s fault, or that it’s justifiable, should never hold elected office in any capacity.

Come on people, this is disgusting. JoAnn needs to step down immediately and seek the services of a psychiatrist because her view of the world is severely skewed.

(h/t) Raw Story

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Secret Service Investigating Planned Parenthood Shooter Threats Directed at Obama

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ABC News is reporting that the Secret Service is investigating threats made the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting suspect.

According to ABC News, the alleged shooter made threats directed at President Obama and the Secret Service is concerned enough to investigate the threats – despite that the Planned Parenthood gunman is in jail.

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Republicans Cling to Last Remaining Social Issue – Abortion

It seems like out of nowhere, Republican politicians have taken the most extreme anti-abortion position – that all abortions should be illegal.

At one point, Republicans allowed for exceptions, like rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. But now, major Republican candidates have jettisoned the exceptions.

On CNN Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee explained why he supports forcing a 10-year-old to give birth to her rapist’s baby.

Marco Rubio has also staked out his position on when abortions should be allowed – never. Rubio said he doubts there are ever instances in which a woman’s life is saved from having an abortion. So no exception to save the life of the mother. And he said that while it’s a hard choice to make, Rubio thinks all rape and incest victims who get pregnant should be forced to carry that pregnancy to term. It’s easier for the victims of rape and incest if Rubio just makes the choice for them.

Rubio said, “I’ve personally reached the conclusion if I’m going to err, I’m going to err on the side of life, on the side of protecting a human being.”

Scott Walker is also falling in line with this very extreme position.

During the first Republican nomination debate, Walker said, “I’ve said many times that that unborn child can be protected and there are many alternatives that would protect the life of the mother.”

He never said what those alternatives might be, but Walker’s certain that there must be, and if not, I don’t think he cares.

This hard right turn on abortion highlights the Republican party’s glaring problem. That is, how to keep people voting against their own economic self-interest by voting for Republican candidates.

Gay marriage worked for a little while, but that jig is up. Racism is still a viable issue for Republicans in gerrymandered US House races, but on the national stage, candidates can’t broadcast their racist views on national television. Racism has to be more subtle, but not abortion. With abortion the GOP can let their freak flag fly, and in the race to the White House in 2016, that’s what they’re doing.

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A Pro Life Liberal

It is possible to be a pro-life liberal. One can both think that fewer abortions is a good thing, and believe that it’s not up to the government to decide what a woman can do with her body.

Therefore, I can believe that we as a nation can look at the number of abortions each year and craft ways to reduce that number. If there are x number of abortions every year by teenagers, what could be done to reduce that number? Sex education. Access to contraception.

A nation that lifts its women up is a stronger nation than one that holds women down.

I can also believe that it’s not the role of government to decide what to do with her body. And to give the government the authority to decide the fate of every conception is the antithesis of the notion of small government.

While we as a nation can justly look at planned parenting and work towards reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies, that’s within the norm of modern society. But to enshrine one religion’s belief that life begins at conception and to force that belief onto all of us, that’s just fucking crazy. That’s old world crazy shit.