Media tie GOP 'rhetoric' to Planned Parenthood shooting


Several national journalists are openly questioning whether "rhetoric" from anti-abortion Republican presidential candidates had anything to do with the mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs, Colo., last week.

Multiple news reports said the shooter, 57-year-old Robert Dear, told police after he was apprehended, "No more baby parts." That's an apparent reference to several sting videos that purport to show Planned Parenthood officials capitalizing on the sale of fetus tissue to a fake medical company.

Because anti-abortion GOP presidential candidates and Republicans on Capitol Hill have in the past called for cutting Planned Parenthood's federal funding, journalists and news anchors suggested the shooting might have somehow been a consequence of those calls.

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