Colorado lawmaker blames Planned Parenthood for mass shooting

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DENVER (AP) – A Republican state lawmaker in the Denver suburbs says that Planned Parenthood is “the real culprit” for violence.

The remark came Monday in a Facebook posting by Rep. JoAnn Windholz.

The lawmaker says that “violence is never the answer, but we must start pointing out who is the real culprit.”

Windholz says that Planned Parenthood is the “true instigator of this violence” because it provides abortions.

Windholz concluded that “violence begets violence.”

The lawmaker confirmed to The Associated Press that the posting is accurate but says she has nothing more to say about it.

Three people were killed Friday when a gunman opened fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. The clinic is not in Windholz’s district.