Firebomb tossed at pro-lifers outside Texas abortion clinic: no injuries, no major-media coverage
March 25, 2015
A Texas woman faces felony charges after she toss a crude Molotov cocktail at a group of pro-life activists holding a prayer vigil outside an abortion clinic.
Melanie Maria Toney was arrested near the South Austin Planned Parenthood clinic on March 23, after she threw the homemade bomb at a group of people participating in a “40 Days for Life” prayer vigil. One of the pro-lifers was able to stamp out the fuse, disabling the bomb; no one was hurt.
No major national news outlet mentioned the attempted bombing. One local report said that the bombing had occurred at the Planned Parenthood clinic-- conveying the impression that the abortion facility was the target, rather than the pro-lifers.
Questioned about the attack on pro-lifers, a spokesman for Planned Parenthood said: “Planned Parenthood does not believe violence gets us anywhere.”
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