“This is just the most recent in a long line of discredited attacks”.
An arson fire late Wednesday at the Planned Parenthood facility in Thousand Oaks was the second attack on the facility in weeks.
Someone likely shattered a window at the office before throwing gasoline inside and igniting it, according to Ventura County sheriff’s Capt. John Reilly.
“You’re putting the community at risk when you’re doing something like this”, Det.
Responders said a sprinkler system was activated and extinguished the small fire. Nobody was inside the clinic at the time. Police said that person then used a few sort of accelerant to start a fire.
The fire came the same day Congress avoided a government shutdown by passing a bill to fund the government, including Planned Parenthood, through December.
Planned Parenthood director Cecile Richards testified before Congress this week, stating the women’s reproductive health agency scrupulously follows federal law and charged only the costs of preparing and shipping such tissues.
Dianne Feinstein decried the arson attack and linked it to the current political backlash against Planned Parenthood by anti-abortion conservatives.
The monetary damage is still being calculated and Tosh hopes to reopen the facility by Monday.
“Our commitment today, and always, is to the health and safety of our patients and staff”, Tosh said in the statement.
“The toxic rhetoric directed at Planned Parenthood has unsafe consequences”, she said.
“While this extremism is deeply troubling, our focus is on providing high-quality, compassionate healthcare to the millions of women, men, and young people across the country who rely on us”, Custer said.
Former patients of the clinic were outraged Thursday. Rep. Black introduced a bill to defund Planned Parenthood.
Traffic moves past the Planned Parenthood office, Thursday, October 1, …