Op-Ed on U.S. News & World Report: Republicans Need to Rein in Abortion Rhetoric for Their Own Political Good

Last week’s shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood was tragic. Three parents died – Jennifer Markovsky, Ke’Arre Stewart and Garrett Swasey – and nine other individuals were injured. According to law enforcement officials, the shooter, Robert Dear, mumbled, “No more baby parts.” This statement, as well as his alleged affinity for the anti-abortion extremist organization Army of God, whose members have claimed credit for bombing clinics and murdering abortion providers in the past, have caused some to argue that Republican’s recent anti-Planned Parenthood rhetoric (and actions) are to blame….. Click here to read more.

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About Double take Sociology

I am a professor of sociology at Florida State University. I research (and write about) social movements, mass media and politics. My new book is "Abortion Politics, Mass Media, and Social Movements in America" (2015, Cambridge University Press). Be sure to visit my website at www.DeanaRohlinger.com!
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