The FBI is investigating what could be a case of domestic terrorism in Wisconsin two days before that state’s Republican presidential primary.
Officials say a small homemade explosive device placed on an outside window sill Sunday evening caused a fire and minimal damage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin. No one was in the building at the time.
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin CEO Teri Huyck said in a statement that there was minimal damage to an exam room and that the clinic will reopen tomorrow (Tuesday).
“Women deserve safe and compassionate care and we’re proud to provide it,” Hucyk said.
The state has been debating a number of bills that critics say amount to a “war against women,” including one limiting abortion coverage in private medical plans and another basically equating single motherhood with child abuse.
And that war on women is really starting to show up in the polls for this year’s presidential campaign (remember Romney’s vow to “get rid of” Planned Parenthood?).
A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows President obama opening the first significant lead of the 2012 campaign in the nation’s dozen top battleground states, boosted by a huge shift of women to his side. In the poll, Romney leads among all men by a single point, but the president leads among women by 18.
Ed will have a lot more on the Planned Parenthood bombing and the growing gender gap in the presidential race tonight on The Ed Show, live from Madison, Wisconsin, at 8pET on msnbc!