Court Rules that Victims of Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooting Can Sue

February 27, 2019

A Colorado appeals court has ruled that victims of the 2015 shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs can sue the nonprofit organization over what they argue was lax security.

The Gazette reports that the ruling reverses a lower court decision that said only the accused shooter, Robert Dear, was liable for the deaths of three people and wounding of nine.

The surviving victims and families of the deceased argued in their lawsuit that the “long history of violence” at abortion clinics should have alerted Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains to take security precautions that might have prevented the shooting rampage.

Dear faces 179 charges, including several counts of murder. However, a court has determined that he is incompetent due to a psychotic delusional disorder.

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  • February 27, 2019 at 2:41 pm
    Mike A says:
    I'm not sure that option wasn't considered. Also not sure if the gun was purchased by the shooter and, if so, when. Either way, if the proper steps were taken in accordance w... read more
  • February 27, 2019 at 1:16 pm
    Boonedoggle says:
    If the NRA rambo whacko suffered from sufficient mental illness to prevent him from standing trial in criminjal court, then why shouldn't the seller of the gun and the seller ... read more

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