Musings on the Planned Parenthood shootings

By Tom Quiner

Murder is evil.


The lone gunman who killed three people in a shooting spree in Colorado Springs over the weekend committed evil.

Each human life is precious. As a member of the pro life movement that opposes human abortion, I join my fellow pro lifers in condemning this sick act.

And sick it was. The alleged killer, Robert Dear, certainly doesn’t look like the picture of mental health in the mugshot released to the media.

Even Hillary Clinton showed some sense with this response:

“Pro lifers are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.”

Oh wait, I got it wrong.

What she really said was:

“Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.”

She said this after 129 people were gunned down or blown up in Paris a couple of weeks ago.

What she said about the shooting in Colorado Springs was this:

“We should be supporting Planned Parenthood—not attacking it.”

The narrative from the left and the media (pardon the redundancy) is that heated pro life rhetoric and damning anti Planned Parenthood videos somehow created a climate that led to these shootings.

Clinton’s comment about this shooting which took place at Planned Parenthood suggests that somehow, the attack is the fault of pro life free speech.

Colorado’s governor, John Hickenlooper is another who would like to see pro lifer’s free speech tamped down:

“Certainly it’s a form of terrorism, and maybe in some way it’s a function of the inflammatory rhetoric we see on all—so many issues now, there are bloggers and talk shows where they really focus on trying to get people to that point of boiling over. Just intense anger. Maybe it’s time to look at how do we tone down that rhetoric.”

For the record, we do not know if the shooting was an act of terrorism. Terrorism has a purpose. This shooting appears to be the act of lone, deranged gunman. It is Governor Hickenlooper who needs to tone down his rhetoric until all the facts are in.

The CEO of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains, Vicki Cowart, labels pro life free speech as hate speech:

“We’ve experienced so much hateful language, hateful speech. I think politicians have been in that conversation, and I mean, you know that the airwaves are full of anti-abortion language, of anti-Planned Parenthood accusations, much of which is false in nature . . . the tirades against Planned Parenthood in the last few months have really been over the top.”

So, let us do something really daring. Let us actually THINK for a moment.

Let us think about the root cause of all the wailing and gnashing of teeth we are hearing from proponents of human abortion. The root cause are the videos released by The Center for Medical Progress.

To be clear, those videos had nothing to do with the shooting in Colorado Springs.

To be clear, there is no anti abortion rhetoric in these videos. Rather, they are journalistic expose’s which allow us to hear what is said behind closed doors when Planned Parenthood executives think no one is listening.

Planned Parenthood labels these videos as hateful because it makes them look bad, because what they do is in fact very bad.

The USA Today propped up the liberal narrative by repeatedly asserting that Planned Parenthood had “allegedly” sold baby body parts, even though we heard and saw abortion execs negotiate the deals.

Even more, Planned Parenthood said they wouldn’t do it anymore, even though they also claim they never did it.

Prayers go out to the families of the victims of the shootings, just as our prayers go out on behalf of all the souls whose lives were snatched from them in Planned Parenthood’s human abortion factories.

Murder is evil whether you are big or small.






  1. Shawn Pavlik on December 1, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    There is not even any evidence that the shooter was there because of Planned Parenthood. The guy had no access to the internet (no electricity), so how the heck would he even know about “baby parts” which was what he supposedly mumbled according to a single, unnamed source. More likely he was just a wackadoodle with a gun.

    • quinersdiner on December 1, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      Good points, Shawn. Thanks for expanding our knowledge of the tragedy.