The Latest: Planned Parenthood leader says to end violence

AP News
Posted: Dec 05, 2015 1:46 PM

DENVER (AP) — The latest on Planned Parenthood's day of unity in response to fatal shootings at a Colorado Planned Parenthood center (all times local):

11:45 a.m.

Saying "enough is enough" to loud applause, the national head of Planned Parenthood says it's time to end violence against women and the doctors and clinicians who offer them health care.

Cecile Richards spoke Saturday in suburban Denver at an event to honor the three people killed in last week's Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs and to speak out to against violence and threats.

She says the Rocky Mountain branch of the organization inspired supporters and workers around the country by reopening the doors of its clinics a day after the Nov. 27 shootings. Since then, she says thousands of people have gotten the help they needed from clinics across the country.

The Colorado Springs clinic is still a crime scene and remains closed.


10:22 a.m.

The national head of Planned Parenthood is in Colorado to honor the victims of last week's clinic shooting.

Cecile Richards will join Planned Parenthood patients, staffers and supporters for the Denver-area event Saturday morning.

It's one of many events planned across the country, including in Washington, D.C., also aimed at showing support for keeping reproductive health care free of violence and intimidation.

Three people were killed and nine were wounded after authorities say Robert Dear opened fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic on Nov. 27 in Colorado Springs.