A Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin remained closed Monday after a homemade bomb was placed outside the building, the state organization said.
The explosive device was found around 7:40 p.m. Sunday at the Appleton Health Center and had caused a small fire by the time Grand Chute fire officials arrived, Teri Huyck, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, said in a statement.
No patients or staff members were at the health care center at the time, Huyck said, and no injuries were reported. The clinic remained closed Monday as a precaution, but the organization says it will reopen Tuesday.
“Rest assured, our doors will remain open for the thousands of women who rely on Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin each year for high quality health care,” the statement said…
According to the facility website, the Appleton Health Care Center is a privately owned nursing facility that offers rehabilitative and long-term care to its patients.
The holy crusade against women’s rights, against reproductive choice, comes down once again to the preferred weapon of cowards and reactionaries: violence and fear.
While the nastiest representatives of today’s Republican ideology pander to the backwards and ignorant – their volunteers take action. Following the model of hooded Klansmen, loyal goons do exactly what they are expected to do, fanatics out to extend the circle of fear demanded by demagogues like Limbaugh.
Trick Dog Romney yaps his little clown dog routine trying to impress the same narrow band of 19th Century papier mache patriots. We can all look forward to his “conversion” once he’s required by conventional strategy to reach out to the less violent, better-educated voters who have an interest in making a better life for all.
They didn’t kill anyone this time.