Tell Speaker Ryan: Investigate Clinic Violence or Disband the Special Investigative Panel
NOW is partnering with the Feminist Majority Foundation and other allies to demand protection for abortion providers and their patients!
Since last summer, phony videos have circulated falsely accusing Planned Parenthood of illegal actions. Those videos crossed the line of decency, humanity and legality. But instead of renouncing them, Republican leaders in Congress worked hand in glove with extremists to promote the videos, recklessly disregarding the dangerous consequences that their hate-fueled false accusations might have.
The consequences have been deadly. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, a shooter went on a rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, CO, killing three people.
The percentage of abortion clinics impacted by targeted threats and intimidation has nearly doubled over four years, from 26.6% of clinics in 2010 to 51.9% in 2014. The increase in threats translate to an increase of direct, extreme violence.
Outrageously, in the face of this spike in violence, House Republican leaders are doubling down. They have created a so-called Select Investigative Panel to investigate what they call the “big abortion providers.” But the real threat is anti-abortion extremism.
Sign our petition to tell Paul Ryan to refocus the Select Panel to investigate anti-abortion violence or disband it!