The shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday that took the lives of three people was a horrific act, but it was not the first time the organization came under fire from those who presumably share suspect Robert Lewis Dear's perspective on abortion and his penchant for violence.
Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, spoke to NPR on Monday regarding the “harassment and intimidation” at PP clinics nationwide, especially within the last half decade.
Richards suggested “hateful rhetoric” from right-wingers “has real impact” on the minds of those listening.
Bryn Greenwood, a former Planned Parenthood worker, knows firsthand the hateful behavior directed at the organization and its workers in the name of politics.
She took to Twitter on Sunday to share her experiences at the Kansas clinic in which she spent three years working.
When pressed by followers about why a terrorist would target a clinic that does not perform abortions, Greenwood explained.
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