Arizona State Senator Cites Abortion Rights As Factor In Tucson Shooting

Linda Gray, a Republican state senator from Arizona, claimed over the weekend that abortion rights preserved by Roe v. Wade were more of a contributing factor to the shooting in Tucson earlier this month than the state’s gun-control laws.Ask…

Linda Gray, a Republican state senator from Arizona, claimed over the weekend that abortion rights preserved by Roe v. Wade were more of a contributing factor to the shooting in Tucson earlier this month than the state’s gun-control laws.

Asked Sunday on George Washington University Radio’s “Political Pulse” what “we can do and people can do and lawmakers can do to prevent something like this from happening, if the answer is not stricter gun control laws,” Gray seemed to suggest that legalized abortions had caused the general degradation of “respect” for life.

“Training of people to respect human life,” Gray replied. “It is ironic that today is the day 38 years ago that the Supreme Court said we do not have to respect the life of an unborn, and we have gone through now more than a generation of people, a large number of people who believe that it is fine to take an infant prior to it being born and to kill it. What type of respect is that for human life?”

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