Planned Parenthood Clinic Bombed: Whodunit?

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Via Think Progress:

A spokesperson for Planned Parenthood confirmed today that one of their Dallas-area clinics was the target of a violent attack last night. Holly Morgan, director of media relations and communications for Planned Parenthood in Dallas said that at around 11 pm last night, the attacker(s) threw a Molotov cocktail, consisting of diesel fuel in a glass bottle with a lit rag, at the building. “It didn’t penetrate the health center office and none of the staff or patients were there, which is great,” Morgan said.

Two observations:

1) I’m betting the firebomber wasn’t an Islamic extremist. Just a guess.

2) Whoever the attacker is, if he isn’t smart enough to know the difference in flashpoints between diesel fuel and gasoline, he’s probably not qualified to have a say in when life begins.

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