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 3, 1985 |
President Reagan today condemned "in the strongest terms" the bombing of abortion clinics, which he called "violent, anarchist activities," and directed the attorney general to use all appropriate federal agencies to apprehend the bombers. "As President of the United States, I will do all in my power to assure that the guilty are brought to justice," Reagan said in a written statement.
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.
January 20, 1997 |
An abortion clinic that was firebombed on New Year's Day was again struck by two bombs that caused minor damage, authorities said. No injuries were reported. The Reproductive Services clinic in Tulsa, Okla., was closed at the time of the afternoon blasts. Authorities searched the building and found no more bombs. On New Year's Day, two firebombs thrown at the clinic caused minor smoke and fire damage. No one was inside.
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March 8, 1997
A container of flammable liquid was hurled through a window of a North Hollywood abortion clinic Friday, setting off a small fire. The Family Planning Associates Medical Group clinic in the 12900 block of Victory Boulevard was the target of the 3:48 a.m. attack, authorities said. The fire caused $500 damage to the building and $500 to its contents, the Los Angeles City Fire Department said. No injuries were reported. No arrests were made, and clinic operators declined to discuss the incident.
April 27, 2007 |
A bomb was left in a duffel bag in the parking lot of a clinic in Austin where abortions are performed, but a bomb squad safely detonated it. An employee found the package at the Austin Women's Health Center, authorities said. The device "was configured in such a way to cause serious bodily injury or death," said David Carter, assistant chief of the Austin Police Department.