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Keeping Women (and Men) Safe With Planned Parenthood

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On the day after Thanksgiving, Robert Lewis Dear is accused of walking into the lobby of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, and began to open fire, beginning what became a five-hour standoff that killed three people.

But nobody INSIDE the clinic was hurt. By the time the accused shooter made it to the lobby, clinic workers had already ushered people inside the clinic, behind security doors.

That made us wonder about the kind of training it takes to work at Planned Parenthood. And about how the hyper-vigilant environment affects workers.

It also made us wonder what the Planned Parenthood clinics in Las Vegas were doing to simultaneously serve the public and keep a low profile.

Vicki Cowart, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which oversees clinics in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Southern Nevada

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(EDITOR'S NOTE: Carrie Kaufman no longer works for KNPR News. She left in April 2018)