January 2, 1997 |
Two firebombs were thrown at an abortion clinic Wednesday, causing minor smoke and fire damage. No one was inside the building, which was closed for the New Year's holiday. One of the bombs broke through a window and started a small fire. The second started a grass fire outside, said Sherri Finik, director of the Reproductive Services Clinic. The bombs set off smoke detectors, bringing firefighters to the scene.
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.
April 16, 2005 |
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed a bill that would have imposed new regulations on abortion clinics, saying such matters should be left to medical professionals. The measure would have required the clinics to obtain an annual license from the Department of Health and Environment, hire surgeons as their medical directors and report patient deaths to the state within a day.
August 21, 1994 |
Ku Klux Klansmen plan to demonstrate at abortion clinics in Pensacola within the next month, a spokesman for the group said Saturday. The group plans to picket against abortion and the use of federal marshals to guard the clinics. "I really see no purpose it (using marshals) serves except to intimidate," said John Baumgardner, a klan member and former leader, or grand dragon, of the Invisible Empire of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. No date was set for the Pensacola protest.
January 13, 1985 |
In what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the United States, a Catholic bishop has obtained a court order blocking abortion procedures by an organization that had received licenses to perform such operations. The New York State Health Department on Friday had given permission to Planned Parenthood to start performing abortions at its two clinics in Albany, citing an unmet need in the area for out-of-hospital abortion services.
April 4, 1985 |
In a shift from its past practice of declining to investigate violence at abortion clinics, the Justice Department disclosed Wednesday that it is looking into an incident in which an off-duty policeman allegedly pushed and injured a woman last month while he was picketing an abortion clinic in Brooklyn. But Justice Department spokesman John Wilson said the investigation does not represent a change of departmental policy.
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December 5, 2008 |
A woman who operated an abortion clinic that catered to low-income Latino women has pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of practicing medicine without a license, officials said. Bertha Pinedo Bugarin, 48, faces up to nine years in prison when she is sentenced Feb. 6. Bugarin once operated six abortion clinics in Southern California, including Clinica Medica de la Mujer in Chula Vista, which advertised on Spanish-language television in San Diego. Nine former patients identified her as the person who performed medical procedures on them.
April 26, 1987 |
According to polls, most Americans support the legal right of women to choose abortion and deplore the harassment and violence that has been directed at abortion clinics and their patients. Nevertheless, a recent national survey of abortion providers has found that anti-abortion activities in the United States are widespread and frequent, take many forms, and have increased in the mid-1980s.
February 22, 1997 |
With a Supreme Court ruling on their side, antiabortion demonstrators moved closer to patients entering a women's clinic Friday. About 15 antiabortion advocates milled around outside Buffalo GYN Womenservices, holding signs and carrying brochures they tried to hand to women entering the building. Some prayed and sang hymns. Ten abortion rights advocates walked people into the clinic. They wore yellow vests with the words "clinic escort" emblazoned on them in black.