- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A national pro-life group is postponing its pink bus protest tour against Planned Parenthood in the wake of Friday’s shooting at a Colorado clinic that claimed three lives.

Students for Life of America had planned a two-week, cross-country bus trip starting Monday, as part of their “Women Betrayed” campaign urging lawmakers to block federal funding for Planned Parenthood, following the release of several undercover videos that appeared to show executives negotiating over prices for fetal tissue samples.

Students for Life of America spokeswoman Kristina Hernandez told The Washington Examiner that they postponed the trip until next spring out of respect for the those grieving last week’s shooting.

“We are rescheduling it for the spring out of respect for the victims and their families of the Colorado Springs shooting and out of concern for the safety of our staff and supporters on the tour,” Ms. Hernandez said.

Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is accused of killing three people, including one police officer, and wounding nine others Friday during a five-hour siege that ended with his surrender at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. There was no discussion of Mr. Dear’s alleged motives during his first court appearance Monday.

Planned Parenthood said Saturday that unconfirmed reports of Mr. Dear telling investigators “no more baby parts” following his arrest proved he was acting on his opposition to abortion.

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