MSNBC Tries to Link San Bernadino Terrorism to Pro-Lifers: “Planned Parenthood is Blocks Away”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 3, 2015   |   11:58AM   |   Washington, DC

Leave it to the left-wing hosts at MSNBC to try to link the terrorism in San Bernadino to the pro-life movement. The liberal television station was quick to bring up the location of a Planned Parenthood abrotion clniic — even though it was totally irrelevant to the terrorism at hand.

As an MSNBC host said:

“San Bernardino about an hour outside of Los Angeles, inland. ‘Way from the ocean. This area looks to be an area with several service buildings, medical service buildings. A neighborhood nearby. The Planned Parenthood of San Bernardino is a few blocks away and told us they’re not involved in this in way obviously in light of the shooting last Friday in Colorado Springs and making sure that people are not confused there because it is close proximity to these facility.”

Never mind that the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic is actually well over a mile a way.

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Meanwhile, as sketchy details unfolded in the first minutes following the beginning of a terrorist attack in San Bernadino, California, CNN attempted to use the attack to lambaste pro-life people in the wake of the horrific shooting last week at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs. CNN tried to politicize the San Bernadino terrorist attack — even after acknowledging that the attack did not occur at a Planned Parenthood abortion center — by asking if one is located nearby.

Other liberal media outlets followed suit.

On Monday, alleged Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear appeared frazzled in his first court hearing following his arrest. 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.

Dear reportedly mentioned “baby body parts” when arrested at the scene of the crime, but he has no connections with the pro-life movement and those who know him best say he was never interested in the issue of abortion.

As Fox News host Megyn Kelly explained, “While police have been careful not to provide information on a possible motive, that has little to stop some from suggesting this has everything to do with political rhetoric from the right.” She indicates that the true motives of most crazed shooters is never known.

Dear appears to have no association with the pro-life movement and those who know him say he is an awkward man who never discussed religion or abortion. The profile they paint is far from a caricature of a pro-life activist who has an issue with the Planned Parenthood abortion business and more of a loner or renegade who may have mental health issue and, at a minimum, is a bit “off.”

Since the shooting, a massive debate has ensued over any bearing it may have on the abortion debate.

Less than 24 hours after the shooting, the CEO of the abortion company, Cecile Richards, issued a fundraising email essentially blaming pro-life people for the shooting, saying the “feed domestic terrorism.”

Planned Parenthood officials have confirmed none of the people killed in the shooting or 9 victims who were injured were Planned Parenthood abortion clinic staff or patients and authorities have released no motive for the shooter as to whether or not he actually targeted Planned Parenthood. And, according to the Associated Press, all of the shooting took place outside of the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, not in it.

As LifeNews reported, the police officer killed during Friday’s shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood is pro-life and a co-pastor at his local church. Garrett Swasey, 44, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs police officer who was shot and killed while responding to the shooting and was described by his fellow church members and friends as a courageous man and loving father who drew strength and inspiration from his Christian faith.

Family members and friends identified the other two victims as 29-year-old Ke’Arre Stewart and Jennifer Markovsky, 35. Both accompanied friends to the Planned Parenthood on Friday.

Multiple pro-life groups quickly condemned the shooting while pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent a tweet exploiting the active shooting before the shooter was apprehended or a motive known to push for support for the abortion business and then went on to say pro-life people should “defend Planned Parenthood, not attack it.” And President Obama exploiting the shooting to demand pro-life people stop “demonizing” Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains issued a statement responding to the shooting, saying it doesn’t know if Planned Parenthood was the target of the attack.

“We don’t yet know the full circumstances and motives behind this criminal action, and we don’t yet know if Planned Parenthood was in fact the target of this attack,” Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains President Vicki Cowart said in a statement.

Cowart was accused of pushing abortion at the memorial for the shooting victims and one woman walked out after she politicized the event.