Pro-choice activists blame Colo. shootings on ‘debunked’ Planned Parenthood videos

Pro-choice activists blame Colo. shootings on ‘debunked’ Planned Parenthood videos
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[Ed. – Who could have seen that coming?]

A series of videos attempting to discredit Planned Parenthood ignited a wave of threats, arson and protests against the medical clinics and culminated in a deadly shooting in Colorado, pro-choice activists believe.

The two manipulated videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, which show what appears to be Denver Planned Parenthood employees discussing reimbursement for harvesting fetal tissue, increased threats against clinics that both offer abortions and those that do not.

The covert videos captured by undercover pro-life activists accused Planned Parenthood of profiting from abortions. The group stopped accepting reimbursement funds for fetal tissue as a result.

“There has been a direct correlation in the release of these videos and these threats,” National Abortion Federation president Vicki Saporta told the Daily News hours after a deadly attack killed two civilians and a police officer at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs.

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