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Santorum Condemns Firebombing of Milwaukee Planned Parenthood Clinic

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"Violence is never the answer, and I will always condemn any and all violent attacks against our fellow Americans."

In a scenario straight out of a "Lifetime" movie, or an episode of "Law and Order SVU," Federal investigators have begun probing last night's bombing of a Milwaukee-area Planned Parenthood clinic. The motivations for the bombing are unclear, and no suspected perpetrators have been identified. Talking Points Memo notes that both the FBI and the Civil Rights division of the Justice Department have joined the fight, and has some extra details on the bombing:

The attack took place at about 7:30 p.m. local time in Wisconsin, causing a small amount of damage to the building in the town of Grand Chute, about 30 miles southwest of Green Bay. No one was injured.[...]

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division also joined the investigation, a spokeswoman told TPM. The civil rights portion of the probe will focus on a law that makes it illegal to damage or destroy the property of a facility because it provides abortion services.

Unsurprisingly, the attack has drawn the condemnation of every GOP Presidential contender. Rick Santorum has been especially fierce, issuing a written statement on it that was also sent to TPM:

Violence is never the answer, and I will always condemn any and all violent attacks against our fellow Americans.  In this country, we resolve our differences through political discussion and free and fair elections – never by violence. This upcoming election is about restoring freedom and liberty in America, and a key part of that is to restore a culture that values human life and the dignity of all Americans.  While we can and should work to defund Planned Parenthood and push back against government mandates that force Americans and religious institution to violate their faith, violence against our fellow citizens has no place in a freedom-loving America.

The clinic apparently suffered minimal damage and will reopen shortly.

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