28 Nov 2015

FBI warned of Planned Parenthood attacks months ago

Late Friday, the New York City Police Department announced it was sending critical response vehicles to Planned Parenthood clinics throughout the city as a precaution after the Colorado Springs attack.
The FBI warned of attacks on clinics two months ago, as CBS News' Jeff Pegues reports. 
For several months now, law enforcement has been concerned about people targeting reproductive health facilities -- specifically Planned Parenthood locations across the country.
As CBS News first reported in September, an FBI intelligence bulletin went out to law enforcement agencies nationwide with that warning. It came asCongress was debating Planned Parenthood funding and on the heels of the release of a series of videos by Center for Medical Progress that purported to show Planned Parenthood doctors discussing the harvesting of fetal tissue from abortions.
The intelligence bulletin warned of "lone offenders using tactics of arsons and threats all of which are typical of the pro-life extremist movement." 
At that time there had already been nine criminal or suspicious incidents in seven states and the District of Columbia.
In one incident in August, someone poured gasoline on a New Orleans Planned Parenthood security guard's car and set the vehicle on fire. According to the FBI, there was another incident in July in Aurora, Colorado in which someone poured gasoline around the entrance of a Planned Parenthood facility, also causing a fire.

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