March 17, 1996 |
Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" of the Roe vs. Wade case who is now opposed to abortion, is accused of pushing an abortion clinic worker in a dispute over a parking space. The scuffle happened March 8 in a parking lot shared by A Choice for Women clinic and the national headquarters of Operation Rescue. McCorvey, who works at Operation Rescue, bumped Tina Gannon's van with her car and then pushed the woman down, police said. Gannon, 35, a secretary at the abortion clinic, was not injured.
May 10, 1994 |
A women's clinic was awarded $1.01 million in punitive damages Monday from two anti-abortion groups that staged confrontational protests during the 1992 Republican National Convention. Operation Rescue was ordered to pay $350,000 to Planned Parenthood of Southeast Texas. Rescue America was ordered to pay $355,000, and leaders Don Treshman and the Rev. Keith Tucci were ordered to pay $155,000 and $150,000, respectively.
August 22, 1993 |
Cuban President Fidel Castro on Saturday praised a group of hunger strikers in the United States whose 23-day protest ended when U.S. authorities granted them permission to take a school bus to Cuba as part of a humanitarian aid donation. Nine members of Pastors for Peace were on a hunger strike aboard a school bus in Laredo, Tex. They started the protest after U.S. Customs officials refused to let the vehicle into Mexico, from where it was to have been shipped to Cuba.
July 31, 1993 |
Demonstrators protesting the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba staged a hunger strike in a school bus U.S. Customs agents impounded in Laredo. The bus was part of a 95-vehicle convoy carrying about 100 tons of supplies bound for Cuba. The other vehicles entered Mexico earlier. The supplies are to be sent to Cuba from Mexico, which has no restrictions on exports to Cuba. Officials told the 14 people aboard that they could leave if they didn't drive the bus to Mexico.
June 26, 1993 |
A state court judge ordered anti-abortion protesters to stay away from the homes of eight Houston-area physicians who perform abortions. Harris County District Court Judge Eileen O'Neill issued a temporary restraining order late Thursday. It prohibits protesters from coming within 500 feet of the homes and blocks them from making verbal threats toward the doctors or their families.
March 29, 1993 |
More than 6,000 people rallied peacefully Sunday to protest the sentence of probation given to a white supremacist convicted of killing a black man. Sixty pastors organized the march, the Rev. Michael Bell said. Racial tensions have simmered here since Christopher William Brosky was sentenced to 10 years probation for his part in the June, 1991, drive-by shooting of Donald Thomas, 32, of Arlington. Brosky, 18, had been convicted of murder by an all-white jury.
November 17, 1991 |
Nearly 100 anti-abortion demonstrators were arrested during a protest outside a women's clinic in Milwaukee, police said. Among those arrested when they blocked access to Affiliated Medical Services was a volunteer clinic worker who a woman accused of shoving her 8-year-old son, police said. More than 100 people took part in the protest, and nearly all were arrested, police said. Clinic physician Dennis Christensen said all people intending to visit were admitted.
July 18, 1991 |
Angry, shouting delegates to a Latino convention walked out of a speech by a government official Wednesday to protest Commerce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher's decision not to appear. Shouting "Where is he?" and "Mexicanos walk out!" about half of the 1,000 convention delegates left a luncheon as Deputy Secretary Roger Wallace, sent in Mosbacher's place, began speaking to the National Council of La Raza, a Latino civil rights organization.
January 2, 1990 |
The Pentagon has begun withdrawing the U.S. invasion force from Panama, sending 141 soldiers on their way home to Ft. Ord, Calif., the White House announced Monday. The withdrawal, the first since President Bush launched an invasion of Panama in the early morning darkness of Dec. 20, was announced aboard Air Force One as the President flew from Montgomery, Ala., to Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington at the end of a New Year's holiday.