A domestic terrorist attacked a Planned Parenthood clinic in Thousand Oaks, California last night and, apparently, the same office was vandalized 6 weeks earlier.
From the LA Times
Ventura County sheriff’s Capt. John Reilly said someone likely used a rock to shatter a window at the Planned Parenthood facility in the 1200 block of West Hillcrest Drive, then threw the accelerant inside the office and ignited it. [...]
At about 11:30 p.m., the building’s fire alarm alerted deputies and firefighters, who arrived and found the broken window. The building’s sprinkler system doused the small fire.
The good news is the building suffered only minor water damage caused by the sprinkler system because whoever attacked the clinic was an incompetent terrorist. Other Planned Parenthood clinics, such as one in Washington state that suffered major fire damage, have not been quite as fortunate.
I'm sure I don't need to spell out the link between the GOP's unhinged crusade against Planned Parenthood and attacks like these, but I'm going to.
The Republican party and all of its various representatives have alleged in no uncertain terms that Planned Parenthood is intentionally killing babies to sell their body parts on some kind of black market for fetus tissue.
That is, of course, a grotesque fantasy that hasn't been substantiated and never will be, but there is no shortage of people out there who believe it. A long history and pattern of attacks against clinics that perform abortions (and even some that don't) signifies the danger in peddling such ridiculous stories.
Republicans have whipped radical anti-abortionists into a frenzy and congressional Republicans have failed to defund the agency they accuse of operating a fetus enterprise. It shouldn't surprise anyone if some of these radicals take matters into their own hands since their leaders have failed them.