Fox News fans' disgusting defense of Planned Parenthood shooting

Black Friday has been known for good deals, long lines, and the perfect snapshot of American consumerism. While that may be the case, in Colorado Springs, Colorado Friday afternoon, no one was thinking about shopping.

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Shortly after 11:30 a.m. local time, a gunman made his way into a Planned Parenthood center and held those in attendance hostage. As the police made their way to the scene of the crime, a shootout began which lasted until the suspect was taken into custom around 4:30 p.m., nearly five hours after the standoff began. As of press time, eleven people have been taken to the hospital after suffering bullet wounds, with three of them killed, including one police officer. As viewed on the Fox News Facebook page on Nov. 27, a large number of fans of the network's page came to the defense of the shooting, while also posting controversial comments about the women's health organization.

"Let the anti-gun pro-abortion, -Muslim anti-white, libtarded rhetoric begin," one member wrote. "Well, there is a LOT of killings there ordinarily - because it's Planned Parenthood, the nations #1 provider of abortions!" another member posted to the page. Others showed no sympathy for those injured and the lives that were lost, not endorsing the shooter, but bypassing the suspect's actions and attacking the organization.

"I don't and won't shed a tear for anyone who works for planned parenthood. The entire organization should be shut down. They operate as a farce to help with women's health issues, but in reality only find legal ways murder unborn children."

Other posts hinted at a possible left-wing conspiracy, using the shooting as a way to push a liberal agenda. "How convenient that this happened. It gives Muslim sympathizers ammunition to use about "white right wing Christian terrorists" and Muslims not being the only terrorists. They will use it even if his motive had nothing to do with Planned Parenthood murdering babies."

It's unknown whether or not Planned Parenthood was a direct target, as conflicting reports have noted that the shooting possibly started at a bank, and ended at the woman's health care clinic. The suspect has been described as a "stocky, bearded white male wearing a trench coat," but his identity has not been released.

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