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Planned Parenthood Clinic Bombed in Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood Clinic Bombed in Wisconsin

If it isn’t a war on women why are they bombing Planned Parenthood clinics?

It’s a fair question after a small bomb exploded outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin Sunday night.

According to local news reports, police fire crews found the homemade explosives outside a window sill. They believed the explosives set off a small fire which burned out before fire crews arrived, only partially damaging the building. The clinic should be able to re-open Tuesday.

Planned Parenthood operates 27 health centers in Wisconsin, but only three including the clinic that was bombed perform abortions.

Teri Huyck, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin said this about the incident:

“Our primary concern today — as always — is our patients, staff and volunteers,” Huyck said in a statement on Monday. “Women deserve safe and compassionate care, and we are proud to provide it. Rest assured, our doors will remain open for the thousands of women who rely on Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin each year for high quality health care.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the law enforcement agencies working with us to ensure Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin continues to be a safe and trusted health care provider,” she said.

In this particular incident we are lucky that no one was hurt or killed. But luck will only go so far and these incidents, whether designed to intimate workers and patients or to actually harm or kill them, don’t seem to be stopping. It’s long past time we get serious about FACE Act enforcement and let the hard right know that domestic terrorism targeting women will not be tolerated.

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10:11PM PDT on May 19, 2012

Anti-abortion terrorists seem to feel that THEIR violence is o.k., because it's for THEIR beliefs, whereas radical Muslim violence is evil. IT'S ALL EVIL. Rule of law is necessary for societies, communities, containing people with different ideas, to live together in peace.

6:28PM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

Donna F. "Karma will exact it's due for the rest of your life....than there's the ultimate payment at the Big Gate!!! "

Question, does this condemnation go for the bomber as well? Just because it was after hours doesn't mean that there weren't people there, overtime workers, overflow administation workers, cleaners.

3:40PM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

There are many forms of birth control available today. I look down on women who are too stupid and selfish to avail themselves of these options. Abortion is infanticide (murder) in my opinion. Where are your natural feminine instincts????? Fetuses FEEL! Karma will exact it's due for the rest of your life....than there's the ultimate payment at the Big Gate!!!

9:05AM PDT on Apr 5, 2012

All of those agains planned parenthood should be ready, willing and able to support all unwanted children. I Stand for planned parenthood.

5:37AM PDT on Apr 5, 2012

If more women don't realize that their rights are speedily being taken away by the narrow minded politicians and don't act by voting them out of office, there will come a day when they will ask themselves, what happened to my rights?? By that time it will be too late. The future of women who have to put up with all this injustice of being attacked on contraception, abortion, and closing the Planned Parenthood offices which have helped with cancer screenings, pregnancies and many others is leading them down the path to second class citizenship. Women have so much power but they don't realize it, and if they do they don't use it. If women went on strike in the kitchen and the bedroom I believe things would change quickly and for the better. Look at the voting records of all the politicians and use the Power of your VOTE and remove any politician of any party that tries to take away your rights.

11:12AM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

As I've stated before....When have you heard of those crazy, hippie-dippie, peace loving lefty types bombing right to life organizations or shooting doctors? Most recent terrorist acts have been committed by religious fundamentalists of all persuasions. Just a thought.

10:55AM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

This is sad and is domestic terrorism !!!!

10:54AM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

Could this horrible bombing be from the 'good christian evangelical tea party right wing nuts. What would Jesus say?

9:37AM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

FInally someone has called it what it is - domestic terrorism

4:28AM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

Jeffrey W is back to stalking.

Jeffrey, let me enlighten you. Jessica never sees your posts, never reads your posts and probably has no idea you even exist. You will never have contact with her, never get a response from her, and never get her to star in one of your little porn videos. No matter how many nasty things you call her, the fact is you are like a monkey throwing his own excrement into a fan. It never gets to her, but it sure ends up all over you.

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