Planned Parenthood clinic reopens months after shooting

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs has reopened nearly three months after a gunman killed three people and injured nine.

Only part of the building is in use Monday because repairs are still underway.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports ( ) that the exterior is scarred from bullets, and the main entrance is sheathed in plywood. The entrance was damaged by a police armored vehicle during the response to the Nov. 27 shooting.

Robert Lewis Dear has been charged with murder, attempted murder and other counts. He has acknowledged carrying out the shooting, citing abortions done at the clinic.

A judge has ordered him to undergo a mental competency exam.

Vicki Cowart, president of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, says the organization is discussing ways to honor those killed.

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