As our nation grieves for the victims of a crazed shooter at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood on Friday, some of the abortion business’s supporters say it is going too far by politicizing the tragic incident.
Washington Post reporter Danielle Paquette covered one of the many prayer vigils in Colorado Springs to remember the three people who alleged shooter Robert Lewis Dear gunned down outside of the abortion facility Friday. Nine others were injured in the shooting.
Paquette tweeted that a woman angrily left the prayer vigil Saturday at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church. Several Planned Parenthood officials spoke during the service.
“Just spoke to a woman, Janie, who stormed out of the vigil in tears. She didn’t want to hear ‘pro-choice’ or ‘pro-life,’ just prayers,” Paquette tweeted Saturday.
The Denver Post also reported on the incident:
A Saturday morning vigil at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church repeatedly drifted into issues as officials with Planned Parenthood and others spoke. One woman was so frustrated about the “political statements” that she left.
After Cowart spoke, a woman, who stated that she supports Planned Parenthood, stood up and spoke over the next speaker.
“I thought we were here to grieve and mourn for the people who died and not make political statements,” she said.
The woman walked out, and several people applauded her as she went.
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After the woman left, Rost and other speakers raised issues such as gun control, mental health services and abortions.
According to Paquette’s tweets, the church set out baskets where people could write notes to Planned Parenthood, as well as the wounded victims and the dead victims’ families. She shared a photo of someone at the vigil with a sign that read, “Women’s bodies are not battlefields. Neither is our town.”
LifeNews reported that Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, used the tragic shooting to fund-raise for her abortion business. She also blamed the actions of the deranged shooter not affiliated with the pro-life movement on pro-life people.
Although alleged shooter Robert Lewis Dear reportedly mentioned “baby body parts” when arrested at the scene of the crime, Dear has no connections with the pro-life movement and those who know him best say he was never interested in the issue of abortion. Dear, 57-years-old and residing in Colorado and North Carolina, was arrested at the scene in connection with the violent shooting that claimed the lives of three people, including one police officer, and injured 9 others, including multiple officers.
However, as LifeNews has reported, the picture neighbors are painting of Robert Lewis Dear, who allegedly shot over a dozen people outside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on Friday, is one of a “rambling and incoherent” loner who never talked about abortion.
Planned Parenthood staff and patients were not injured in the shooting, according to Colorado Planned Parenthood officials.