Joint Terrorism Task Force Investigates Arson At Planned Parenthood Clinic
Credit: NBC News
September 4, 2015

The Pullman Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington State was set fire early this morning. It suffered structural damage and will be closed for about a month, and investigators have called in the federal terrorism task force to investigate.

Rich Drago, a Pullman fire investigator, told KHQ News in Spokane that the fire was arson. After several hours of investigation, the fire department called in agents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to probe the crime site.

“The fire and corresponding damage at our Pullman Health Center is tragic, although we are immensely gratified no one was on site or injured,” said Tanya Riordan, vice president for community outreach at Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and Northern Idaho.

Two hours earlier, Riordan said in a statement: “We are working closely with local and federal law enforcement to ensure a thorough investigation to determine the exact cause. Until the official investigation is complete, we cannot speculate on the cause or conclude if it was arson or not.

The people behind David Daleiden's Center for Medical Progress are the same folks connected to other extreme acts of violence against abortion clinics in the past. It should, therefore, come as no surprise to discover that someone thought it was perfectly fine to burn that clinic in the middle of the night.

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