Planned Parenthood Clinic Reopens Monday In Colorado Springs

· Feb. 15, 2016, 4:50 pm

The Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs is open again, three months after a gunman killed three people there and injured nine.

Only part of the building, about a third, will be in use Monday when the clinic resumes operations because repairs are still underway. The clinic was heavily damaged in the shootings and rescues there on Nov. 27.

KRDO-TV reports some women have already made appointments for Monday, and that some abortion protesters plan to be outside when the clinic reopens.

Vicki Cowart, president of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, says security will be strong.

“It’s a real important day," Cowart said. "It’s important to us as an organization and a statement of our resiliency and commitment to our communities.” 

Robert Lewis Dear has acknowledged carrying out the shootings and has been charged with murder, attempted murder and other counts. A judge has ordered him to undergo a mental competency exam.

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