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Andy Parker Rips Rep. Bob Goodlatte as “OK with…defunding Planned Parenthood” but NOT Holding Hearings on Gun Legislation


by Lowell

Andy Parker is the father of former WDBJ7 reporter and Martinsville, Virginia native Alison Parker, who was gunned down on live television in late August while conducting an interview. I couldn’t agree more with him on the deplorable Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), utter tool of the NRA.

I also agree that it’s utterly laughable to call a murderer “pro-life” in any way. In fact, many people who call themselves “pro-life” are not consistently so — on the death penalty or war, for instance. More accurately, these people are anti-abortion, not “pro-life” (note: supporters of women having access to full family planning services, including safe and legal abortion if necessary, are accurately called “pro-choice”). Finally, Parker is correct that “too easy access to guns,” including by far-right extremists and assorted “wingnuts,” is a huge problem.

As for the Republican presidential candidates, can you imagine the volume of their outrage right now if the shooter in this case had been a Muslim (or liberal, for that matter) who attacked an evangelical church? It would be deafening. Instead, what we’ve overwhelmingly gotten in this case, a white man with a gun shooting up a Planned Parenthood clinic, has been silence from 2016 Republican presidential candidates. Fascinating, eh?


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