A Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado turned into a crime scene last Friday after a gunman made his way into the building, holding those inside hostage. When the damage was done, three people were killed and others left injured, and now new information has been released offering a look into the troubled shooter’s past.
After 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear was taken into custody, he gave a statement to the police that included ramblings about President Obama, and was quoted saying “no more baby parts,” in reference to the now debunked anti-abortion videos that claimed the women’s health organization was harvesting baby parts for financial gain. This issue was discussed during the Nov. 30 edition of “Fox and Friends” on Fox News.
Opening the segment was host Heather Childers, who criticized Planned Parenthood for “politicizing” the recent attacks. “Politicizing tragedy, Planned Parenthood blaming GOP rhetoric for the deadly shooting,” Childers said, warning, “now Republican presidential candidates are firing back.”
Fox News correspondent Jason Rosen highlighted Dear’s police statement, noting that “discussing his motivations for the attack, has given rise to competing charges from left and right about the climate surrounding the broader abortion debate and which side may be abusing the right of free speech.”
Since the attack on Friday, reports have shown that Dear was an anti-Obama conservative who handed out propaganda to his neighbors while calling for the president’s impeachment. In an interview with The New York Times, Dear’s ex-wife, Pamela Ross, noted that he had read the Bible “cover to cover to cover” and was a true believer in Christianity, but not a frequent church goer. While not heavily into politics, Dear was known as a conservative who kept multiple guns in his home for personal protection and hunting.