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Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Clinic Firebombed

As right wingers continue stoking a climate of fear
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I’ll come right out and say it. I believe that the religious right and the Republican Party’s irresponsible, dishonest rhetorical attacks on Planned Parenthood — including Mitt Romney’s statement that he’d “end Planned Parenthood” — are responsible for real-world violent attacks like this. The entire GOP is now united in this ugly misogynistic rhetoric, and the violence will almost certainly get worse the more these people stoke the fires of irrational rage: Police: Explosive Device Goes Off at Planned Parenthood Clinic in Grand Chute.

GRAND CHUTE — A homemade explosive device placed outside a Planned Parenthood clinic on Sunday ignited a fire that caused minor damage to an examination room.

Firefighters were called Sunday about 7:40 p.m. to check an alarm and in turn contacted police. The device, which had been placed on an outside windowsill, exploded and ignited a small fire that burned out prior to the arrival of firefighters.

Police Chief Greg Peterson said officers hadn’t heard of any threats against the clinic prior to the incident or received information to suggest the clinic is at further risk.

The device was built of a plastic bottle and chemical agents and “included agents of an incendiary quality,” Peterson said.

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