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Colorado Abortion Clinic Shooting May Become Platform for Funding Bill, Gun Bans

( [email protected] ) Dec 02, 2015 08:04 PM EST
The gunman's cry of, "no more body parts!" during the tragic abortion clinic shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado has brought up multiple issues. Besides that controversial video that allegedly explained the harvesting of body parts and apparent sale for them, there is also the debate of whether or not most Americans want Planned Parenthood defunded, and what it will take for stricter gun ban laws.
Colorado Springs police chief Pete Carey announces that shooting suspect at the Planned Parenthood center is in custody. Rick Wilking

The gunman's cry of, "no more body parts!" during the tragic abortion clinic shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado has brought up multiple issues. Besides that controversial video that allegedly explained the harvesting of body parts and apparent sale for them, there is also the debate of whether or not most Americans want Planned Parenthood defunded, and what it will take for stricter gun ban laws.

Carly Fiorina has been under a great deal of media attack because of her bold pro-life stance and claim that Planned Parenthood harvested the body parts of aborted babies. The shooter's extreme actions and words have been tied to Fiorina's words and a video, with apparent attempts at making Fiorina appear to be an extremist with similar mental health issues as the shooter.

Fiorina's response to those attemts is basically a claim that the left's favorite strategy is to find extreme situations and use them as ways of demonizing the right in order to legitimize their own agenda and views. In a Fox interview, Fiorina also said, "I am Hillary Clinton's worst nightmare because I am a conservative woman who stands up for life," and, "because I am a conservative woman who can effectively combat the line from the left about the war on women."

She had also cited some polls that she said illustrated that most Americans want Planned Parenthood defunded, but she has not yet responded to requests for which polls she had seen with that information. Perhaps the closest information to her claim comes in conjunction with a poll showing that Americans do not want a government shutdown over lawmakers arguing about defunding planned parenthood. 

There have been some talks that Republicans would attempt to include a measure that would defund Planned Parenthood as Democrats and Republicans haggle over stop-gap funding bill set to expire on December 11. There is also a move to try to get a measure included that would stop Syrian refugees from being able to resettle in the US.

2016 presidential contender Ben Carson said, "Hateful rhetoric and terrorist-type activities are horrible, no matter from where they emanate. And we should all condemn them at all times. Let's stop trying to destroy each other!"

When Texas Representative Michael McCaul was asked what his thoughts were on the left's notion that shooter Robert Lewis Dear's actions were an act of domestic terrorism, McCaul said, "I don't think it it would fall under quite the definition of domestic terrorism, although I'll leave that to the Justice Department to make that determination."

McCaul is also the Chairman of the House Homeland Security committee.

Another issue for which the shooting seems to be a convenient platform is that of gun control.
Obama made a point of stating that "This is not normal. We can't let it become normal. We have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them." 

Tags : colorado shooting, pro-life, Carly Fiorina, Dr. Ben Carson, gun control, stop-gap funding bill