Dallas-area Planned Parenthood Target of Violent Attack

A Planned Parenthood clinic in McKinney, TX–just north of Dallas–caught fire last night when someone threw a Molotov cocktail at the building. Reports Pegasus News:

Holly Morgan, director of media relations and communications for Planned Parenthood in Dallas, said their McKinney health center located on Eldorado Parkway was “attacked” between 10 and 11 p.m. Tuesday with an incendiary device.

The person or persons involved in the attack threw a Molotov cocktail, consisting of diesel fuel in a glass bottle with a lit rag, at the building. Morgan said the device did not penetrate the front of the clinic but did cause some serious damage.

I wish I could say “unfuckingbelievable,” except, well, not. Violence and threats directed by “pro-life” people at Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers are pretty standard. I concede that it remains to be seen whether this attack was directed specifically at Planned Parenthood–the mini fire-bomb landed on their doorstep, though they’re in a larger retail center.

Thank goodness no one was hurt, and that Planned Parenthood was able to reopen this morning.

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Andrea is a journalist living in Austin, TX. She has a master's degree in anthropology and did her thesis work on gender and stand-up comedy. Seriously. Also, she has a bunch of cats. Three of them. Is three a bunch? Discuss.
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4 Responses to Dallas-area Planned Parenthood Target of Violent Attack

  1. Andrew says:

    Pro-choice violence is pretty standard too, and it would be great if you could include this in your reporting.

    http://www.prochoiceviolence.com/

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  4. Maia says:

    So-called “pro-choice” violence is (in the rare cases it happens) nowhere NEAR anti-choice violence. The only evidence for this claim of “pro-choice” violence that I’ve ever seen comes in two forms:
    1) Theodore “Ted” Shulman – who WAS arrested and prosecuted, and who had NO support from any mainstream pro-choice/reproductive justice organizations
    2) Some random YouTube video (like the one you’ve provided) of a clinic defense situation where a clinic escort or worker gets out of hand in responding to harassment and generally a-hole-ery.

    This is NOT the same as the widespread and frequent violence and stalking that abortion providers and abortion rights activists have to put up with, including arson and SIX MURDERS. In addition, mainstream anti-choice organizations routinely use rhetoric and imagery that CLEARLY supports violence (such as picturing abortion providers with targets on their face).

    How on EARTH could you compare the occasional, sporadic, moderate violence (which is what simple assault is) of a few “pro-choice” extremists who get no institutional support, with a widespread campaign of extreme violence (did I forget to mention the ACID attacks?) of MANY anti-choicers who get LOTS of institutional support from ant-choice orgs???

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