Orlando Planned Parenthood response to Colorado shootings

- Planned Parenthood managers in Orlando have been monitoring the situation in Colorado Springs since news broke about the shooting spree there.

They want to know more about the motive for the mass shootings, and they want to assure patients their Central Florida clinics are safe.

Orlando's Planned Parenthood clinic near the Citrus Bowl was already closed Friday afternoon when the news broke about the shooting spree out West.

The Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates sent us a statement on the situation in Colorado.
 
It says, "Our top priority is the safety of our patients and staff.  The situation in Colorado is tragic, and our hearts go out to everyone involved.  Here in Florida and across the country, Planned Parenthood has strong security measures in place, works closely with law enforcement agencies and has a very strong safety record."

Police in Colorado Springs are now trying to learn more about the gunman and his motives.  They will check his cell phone, computer and social media posts for clues.   

 Colorado Springs Police Lt. Catherine Buckley describes how police took the gunman into custody.  "We did get officers inside the building at Planned Parenthood, and the officers were able to shout to the suspect and make communication with him, and at that point they were able to get him to surrender."

Tonight Planned Parenthood stresses the following message in the statement it sent to Fox 35 News.  "We share the concerns of many Americans that extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism in this country.  We will never back away from providing care in a safe, supportive environment..."

Planned Parenthood tells us its centers across Florida are seeing patients under normal operating hours.

Several Planned Parenthood clinics across America have now boosted security following the shooting spree.
 

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