Planned Parenthood Clinic Reopens After Shooting

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A Planned Parenthood clinic opened its doors again on Monday afternoon. It had been closed for nearly three months following the deadly November shooting.

A reopening ceremony was held at 9 a.m. Monday.

During the ceremony, Vicki Cowart, the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, said, "I want to acknowledge that it's been a really challenging and emotional time for Planned Parenthood. For our supporters, our staff and our patients since the events took place here."

The clinic is located near Centennial and Fillmore in Colorado Springs. It's been closed since November 27, a dark day when three people were killed and nine were injured.

This is a partial reopening. Cowart says a portion of the clinic is still under construction.

"We'll be providing the range of services the same as before but a reduced number," said Cowart. "We won't be able to see as many people each day."

At last check, accused gunman Robert Dear was at a state hospital for a mental competency exam.

You may remember, Dear spoke to our sister station KCNC over the phone last month from jail.

"Apologies, no, I say that they are going to execute me, that will be apology enough," said Dear.

"He did not save lives, he disrupted lives," said Cowart. "He interfered with people accessing health care."

Employees have been able to go back to the clinic to process what happened before returning to work on Monday.

Planned Parenthood says they have added security measures in place.

They hope the clinic will completely reopen in a few months.

Dear will be back in court next week. We'll let you know what happens.