Christian terrorism? Planned Parenthood clinic bombed in Wisconsin

A Planned Parenthood clinic in eastern Wisconsin was bombed Sunday night. There were no injuries and the damage appears to be minimal. Police report a small, homemade explosive device was used in the bombing.  

Currently, authorities have identified no suspects in the Grand Chute, Wisconsin, bombing. However, many suspect that a Christian extremist, or a Christian extremist group, is behind this act of terrorism.

According to a statement issued by Planned Parenthood, the clinic will reopen Tuesday. The following is an excerpt from that statement:

For 77 years, the dedicated staff at Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin have worked to ensure that women and families will always be able to access affordable, high-quality health care in a safe and caring environment in which their privacy and dignity is respected.

We care for 80,000 patients statewide who turn to us for medical exams, lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control and STD testing and treatment.  Over 97 percent of the health care services we provide are critical, preventive care such as this.  At three of our 27 centers, we provide abortion care, a critical component of comprehensive women’s health care.

Women deserve safe and compassionate care, and we are proud to provide it. Rest assured, our doors will remain open for the thousands of women who rely on Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin each year for high quality health care.

It should come as no surprise that many suspect the act is one of Christian terrorism. The bombing of the Wisconsin Planned Parenthood clinic is a sad reminder that women’s reproductive health services are constantly under attack. Huffington Post reports:

According to the most recent statistics from the National Abortion Federation, there were 114 violent attacks against abortion providers in 2011, including three physical assaults, one bombing, one incident of arson, 27 counts of vandalism and eight burglaries.

The sad and deplorable fact is, a small but vocal minority of fundamentalist Christians and Catholics have been waging a war on women’s reproductive freedom for decades. And sometimes that war turns violent.

Eric Rudolph, responsible for bombing several abortion clinics; and Scott Roeder, guilty of the assassination of American hero and martyr Dr. George Tiller; are but two of the most notorious and infamous of Christian terrorists associated with the so called “pro-life” movement. Yet there are many more.

Indeed, there is in the pro-life movement a faction that openly advocates and promotes terrorism. Their goal is to terrorize and intimidate health care providers and the women they serve. These Christian terrorists have used murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, arson, bombing, property crimes and other threats to promote their campaign of terror against women and the noble health care professionals brave enough to serve them.

To be fair, it remains to be seen if the fire bombing of the Wisconsin Planned Parenthood clinic is an act of Christian terrorism or not. Nevertheless, there is good reason and ample precedent to suspect Christian terrorism is at the bottom of this most recent assault on a woman’s right to reproductive freedom.

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One response to “Christian terrorism? Planned Parenthood clinic bombed in Wisconsin

  1. No matter what religion, ideology, or thought is in question, there will always be someone who will take it too far. If you don’t respect other’s choice, how will you expect them to respect yours?


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