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U.S. Attn. General: Colorado Shooting 'Crime Against Women Receiving Healthcare Services at Planned Parenthood


"This unconscionable attack ..."

Attorney General Loretta Lynch (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on Saturday called the deadly Colorado Springs shooting a "crime against women receiving healthcare services at Planned Parenthood," NBC News reported.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

"This unconscionable attack was not only a crime against the Colorado Springs community, but a crime against women receiving healthcare services at Planned Parenthood, law enforcement seeking to protect and serve, and other innocent people," Lynch said in a statement, NBC News reported. "It was also an assault on the rule of law, and an attack on all Americans' right to safety and security."

Officials have not announced a motive for Friday's shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic that left three dead, but two law enforcement sources told NBC News the suspect, 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear, said the words "no more baby parts" during questioning.

The president of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains issued the following statement Saturday: "Today, we are learning that eyewitnesses confirm that the man who will be charged with the tragic and senseless shooting that resulted in the deaths of three people and injuries to nine others at Planned Parenthood's health center in Colorado Springs was motivated by opposition to safe and legal abortion," Vicki Cowart said, according NBC News.

"This is an appalling act of violence targeting access to health care and terrorizing skilled and dedicated health care professionals," she added, the network noted.

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