Protesters hold vigil outside Supreme Court, call for end of 'anti-abortion terrorism'

Demonstrators gathered outside the Supreme Court to mourn the victims of Friday's Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado. They are also calling for an end to attacks on reproductive health care clinics. FOX 5's Alexandra Limon has more.

- Dozens of protesters gathered in front of the Supreme Court stairs holdings signs with slogans like “Stop anti-abortion terrorism.”

It is a fitting location to ask for justice for the three victims killed in the Colorado Springs shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic Friday, and for reproductive health care clinics, the protesters say, have become targets of violence in recent years.

“Anti-abortion terrorism and the tolerance to it in the United States -- for far too long we've tolerated a poisonous rhetorical climate,” said Erin Matson, the co-founder of Reproaction.

“The thing we're asking for right now is that the Department of Justice begins to investigate these attacks as what they are -- domestic terrorism,” said Mitchell Stille of NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) showed her support for the protesters and for funding Planned Parenthood.

“I have never seen such a blatant attack on women's health and women's reproductive rights on abortion,” said Congresswoman Schakowsky.

Two pro-life protesters also stood in the rain with a strong message of their own.

“We are against all abortion-related violence, including violence in the womb from abortion,” said Lauren Handy, an anti-abortion activist.

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