Planned Parenthood Attack and Anti-Abortion Rhetoric

11/30/2015 - Professor Emerita of Sociology Carole Joffe in Slate.

In the wake of a murderous rampage at a Colorado Springs, Colorado, Planned Parenthood affiliate on Friday, there is a debate about whether political invective targeting Planned Parenthood bears any blame. Republicans, naturally, insist it does not.

“What is so frightening now is that Planned Parenthood is the place where crazy people act out their grievances,” says Carole Joffe, a sociologist at the University of California–Davis and author of the 2010 book Dispatches From the Abortion Wars. “Any Planned Parenthood is at risk. Planned Parenthood now represents everything the right wing hates.”

Read the full story in Slate.