Planned Parenthood clinics attacked
Four. That’s the number of reported arson attacks against Planned Parenthood clinics since anti-abortion extremists and congressional Republicans launched their full-scale attack this summer.1
The media has largely ignored these attacks on women’s health care clinics. Congressional Republicans continue to go after Planned Parenthood, but keep sweeping under the rug what appear to be terrorist attacks against the organization. It’s time for the Department of Justice to step in.
Tell the Department of Justice: Investigate the arson attacks on Planned Parenthood clinics for what they are: domestic terrorism.
The arson attacks in New Orleans, Louisiana; Pullman, Washington; Thousand Oaks, California; and Aurora, Illinois are part of a long history of violence against women’s healthcare providers, especially abortion clinics, by fanatics who want to intimidate women and close clinics.
Between 1977 and 2014, at least 42 bombings, 182 arsons, 99 attempted bombings and arsons, and 662 bomb threats have been directed at abortion providers.2
This violence is the most extreme result of right-wing rhetoric that shames and patronizes women, lies about women’s health care providers and positions politicians as the arbiters of women’s decisions about their bodies and their lives.
The despicable attacks on Planned Parenthood are not just acts of hatred but of domestic terrorism — and the Department of Justice should treat them as such. It's time now for an investigation to get to the bottom of this.
Sign today to tell the Department of Justice: Investigate Planned Parenthood arson attacks as domestic terrorism.
Thanks for standing up for women.
“Four Arsons in 74 Days at Planned Parenthood Clinics,” Bill Morlin, Southern Poverty Law Center, 10/2/2015.