Ed Schultz: GOP Attack On Women And Latest Attack On Planned Parenthood Facility

Ed Schultz reporting from Wisconsin awaiting the upcoming recall election of Scott Walker spoke to Salon's Joan Walsh and The Progressive's Ruth Conniff about the latest in the GOP's attack on women and their reproductive health.

As Ed noted, we had another attack on a Planned Parenthood facility in Wisconsin Sunday night. Here's more from the HuffPo on that -- Planned Parenthood Bombed In Wisconsin:

A small bomb exploded outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wis., on Sunday night, and police are investigating to learn who planted the device.

According to WGBA-TV, police fire crews found the homemade explosive outside a window sill that they believe had set off a small fire, which burned out before fire crews arrived. The building sustained a small amount of damage.

The FBI has joined with the local police department to investigate the bombing. Leonard Peace, a spokesman for the FBI's Milwaukee Division, told The Huffington Post that the agency was notified of the incident on Sunday evening and initiated an investigation on Monday.

"The information that I have is that an unknown suspect placed a device at that location last evening, approximately 7:30 p.m.," Peace said. "The device caused minimal fire damage to the facility. At this point in time, we're reviewing the evidence to determine exactly what type of device it was."

Grand Chute Police Chief Greg Peterson told the Appleton Post Crescent that the bomb was made out of a plastic bottle and chemicals and "included agents of an incendiary quality." He added that he had not heard of any threats to the clinic prior to Sunday's incident.

Rick Santorum condemned the bombing, but is still pushing to defund the organization. And as Ed noted, Mitt Romney is still out on the campaign trail pushing to take away federal funding from Planned Parenthood as well.

Walsh and Conniff weighed in on the recent poll numbers showing a large shift for President Obama, primarily due to women voters and whether Mitt Romney or the Republicans are going to be able to do anything to shift those trends before the general election later in the year.

Video of their interview below the fold.


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