What was the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood terrorist’s motive? I’ll give you one guess…

On Friday domestic terrorist Robert Lewis Dear walked into a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado and killed three people, including police officer Garret Swasey.

While it seemed pretty clear what the motivation of Dear was, reports are now indicating that after his arrest Dear made comments about “no more baby parts.”

A law enforcement official says the suspect in the attack at a Planned Parenthood clinic made a comment about “no more baby parts” after his arrest.

The official could not elaborate about the comment. Planned Parenthood said in a statement Saturday that witnesses said the gunman was motivated by his opposition to abortion.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation. Police have not disclosed a motive for the attack.

Robert Lewis Dear’s comment to law enforcement about “no more baby parts” seems to be a direct reference to the heavily (and deceptively) edited videos purportedly showing Planned Parenthood officials selling body parts from aborted fetuses.

The analysis commissioned by Planned Parenthood covers the first four videos and transcripts from the Center for Medical Progress, which were recorded in California, Colorado and Texas. Several have been released since with footage repeated from earlier videos, though the most recent ones focus not on Planned Parenthood but on a company, StemExpress, that procures fetal and human tissue globally for research.

The reviewers looked both at edited videos that are about eight minutes to 15 minutes long and at what Mr. Daleiden said were full-length recordings, some more than two hours long, that he released simultaneously.

A transcription service was hired to transcribe the videos, without being told that Planned Parenthood was the client, to compare with transcripts publicized by the anti-abortion group. That comparison, the analysis said, showed “substantive omissions” in the group’s version. Mr. Simpson was assisted in the analysis by several others, including a video forensics expert, Grant Fredericks, and a television producer, Scott Goldie.

According to the investigation, the reviewers could not determine “the extent to which C.M.P.’s undisclosed edits and cuts distort the meaning of the encounters the videos purport to document.”

But, it said, “the manipulation of the videos does mean they have no evidentiary value in a legal context and cannot be relied upon for any official inquiries” unless C.M.P. provides investigators with its original material, and that material is independently authenticated as unaltered.


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