Letters and Politics

Women and Mass Shootings in America; The History of Violence Against Planned Parenthood

With Melissa Jeltsen, Senior Reporter at the Huffington Post, on her recent article We’re Missing The Big Picture On Mass Shootings: Most take place inside the home and are anything but random.

The untold story of mass shootings in America is one of domestic violence. It is one of men (yes, mostly men) targeting and killing their wives or ex-girlfriends or families. The victims are intimately familiar to the shooters, not random strangers. This kind of violence is not indiscriminate — though friends, neighbors and bystanders are often killed alongside the intended targets.

And Carole Joffe, Professor Emerita of the Department of Sociology at University of California, Davis, and author of several books including Doctors of Conscience: The Struggle to Provide Abortion before and after Roe v. Wade and Dispatches from the Abortion Wars: The Costs of Fanaticism to Doctors, Patients and the Rest of Us.

Her most recent article for RH Reality Check is Anti-Choice Violence: Why Colorado Springs Is Different. 


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