A man is in custody after he was caught trying to sneak an improvised explosive device into a women’s health care clinic that provides abortions in Kansas.
Officers responded to the South Wind Women’s Center around 3:30 p.m. Monday. Luckily, security inspected the backpack the man brought in, and found several knives and the deadly explosive device before he could launch his attack.
Clinic staff evacuated the building, and a bomb squad was called to remove the backpack. Nobody was injured, and the staff feel lucky to be alive.
The clinic is one of three in Kansas that provide abortions. It opened in 2013, in the same very building where Dr. George Tiller provided abortions before he was infamously gunned down by an anti-choice extremist in 2009. Tiller’s killer, Scott Roeder, said that he had chosen to obey “God’s law” to save babies, after shooting Tiller while the doctor was serving as an usher in church.
These are the consequences of FOX News and the conservative echo-chamber’s fear-mongering concerning women’s reproductive choices and family planning.
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.