October 19, 2011 |
Abortion opponents have a new strategy aimed at reducing the number of pregnancies that are terminated, and it will probably be a lot more effective than the tactics used in the past. So writes Theodore Joyce, a health care economist at Baruch College in New York, in Thursday's edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The largely ineffective efforts to which Joyce refers are ones aimed at reducing demand for abortions by targeting the women who are considering them.
December 4, 1985 |
Four bombs, one powerful enough to kill or maim several people, were mailed to Portland area clinics that perform abortions or provide birth-control information, police said today. Only one of the devices was delivered and it was defused by the police bomb squad after it arrived at the Women's Feminist Health Center, Sgt. Jay Decker said. The other devices were seized by U.S. postal authorities before they could reach their destinations.
July 4, 1998 |
Buffer zones meant to keep abortion protesters away from several Houston area women's clinics violate free speech, the Texas Supreme Court ruled. In a 6-3 decision, the Austin-based court modified buffer zones surrounding four clinics and eliminated buffers around five other clinics. Four clinics now must allow up to two "sidewalk counselors" to approach their patients within their buffer zone boundaries. However, the antiabortionists must leave patients alone if asked to, the court said.
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December 12, 2001 |
The fear of terrorism close to home, unfortunately, is not new to the health care providers who work in abortion clinics. The arrest of Clayton Lee Waagner, who is suspected of sending hundreds of anthrax hoax letters to these clinics, again shows the urgent need to protect reproductive health care providers from violence and threats of violence.
May 24, 1997 |
An early-morning fire of suspicious origin caused heavy damage to a busy Portland abortion clinic that has been the target of arsonists in the past. Fire Department officials said the cause was "suspicious." Federal agents are "pursuing all leads," an FBI spokesman said. Fire broke out at the Lovejoy Surgicenter and flames were shooting out a back window when firefighters arrived, an official said. There were no injuries.
June 16, 1992 |
A Wisconsin court late Monday barred abortion opponents from staging protests in Milwaukee similar to the demonstrations that led to more than 2,600 arrests outside abortion clinics in Wichita, Kan., last summer. The protesters said they would block Milwaukee's abortion clinics anyway. "We don't need to ask the state's permission to do acts of righteousness," said the Rev. Matthew Trewhella, head of Missionaries of the Preborn.