Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Planned Parenthood Bomb No Fluke

Grand Chute physician, Gary Prohaska
A homemade bomb was ignited at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin Sunday evening. Fortunately, the device caused minimal damage and no one was present in the building when it went off.

Pro-life groups are dismissing the attempt as "minor" and not reflective of the pro-life movement.

They of course are lying.

As the great Jud Lounsbury at Uppity Wisconsin points out, the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Grand Chute is on the list of targeted clinics on the "Christian Gallery News Service" website.

The photo on the left is of Dr. Prohaska, a physician at the Grand Chute clinic - the picture doesn't do justice to the dripping blood animation on the actual web-page. Their website not only lists Prohaska's name and address, it lists his license plate number and car description.

The only information it lacks is a printable Google map so you can take your homemade bomb for a ride.

This bomb may not have been designed to kill anyone - yet - but it sent a pretty clear message. Combined with the dog-whistle rhetoric of Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney in Wisconsin this weekend - it can't be much of coincidence this happened in Wisconsin - this week.

Amanda Terkel over at HuffPost writes that violence in and around abortion providers is not isolated or rare. In 2011 there were 114 violent attacks against abortion providers, including three physical assaults, one bombing, one incident of arson, 27 counts of vandalism and eight burglaries.

Lounsbury also points out, correctly the Siren thinks, Scott Walker has made no comment as of yet about the attempted bombing of a women's clinic in his state. Telling isn't it?