Robert Dear—”Warrior” for the Christian Fascist War Against Abortion

December 14, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


On December 9, Robert Dear—the man on trial for the violent attack on the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs that killed three people and wounded nine—interrupted court proceedings to yell out, “I’m a warrior for the babies.” In other words, he was declaring that his bloody rampage was driven by fanatical anti-abortion beliefs. And his words make clear that his heinous act was in service of the overall war against women going on now, focused especially on denying women the right to abortion and even birth control.

But even as Dear has made his murderous intentions clear, federal and state officials still decline to discuss what the killer’s motives were, and major Republicans continue their outright denial that the Colorado Springs attack had anything to do with opposition to abortion.

The reality is that there are those in society—including those in high levels of government and other positions of authority—who are dead set on denying women the right to abortion and are even attacking access to birth control, in order to force women to be child bearers, as a key part of a deeply repressive program of enslaving women and reinforcing patriarchal, male-supremacist control over them. These powerful forces are whipping up a hate-filled storm to push this agenda. It is in that context that Robert Dear, acting as a “warrior” in the war on abortion rights and women’s lives, carried out the horrible killings in Colorado Springs.



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