August 30, 1991 |
Three Operation Rescue leaders were freed after they agreed to leave Wichita and not return as the militant anti-abortion group ended six weeks of demonstrations, authorities said. U.S. Circuit Judge Patrick F. Kelly released Keith Tucci of Charleston, S.C., the national anti-abortion group's executive director; the Rev. Joe Slovenec of Cleveland; and the Rev. Pat Mahoney of Boca Raton, Fla. Kelly jailed the leaders on Aug.
July 31, 1991 |
Anti-abortion demonstrators, moving on all fours, blocked the entrance to a women's clinic after shoving a police line against a clinic fence Tuesday, prompting another 177 arrests in the two-week protest. Police officers have made nearly 1,400 arrests at area abortion clinics since July 22. Many demonstrators have been arrested more than once, police say.
April 25, 1992 |
Police on Friday arrested 71 anti-abortion demonstrators who blocked a gate to a women's clinic, while other protesters clashed with abortion-rights supporters. In suburban Amherst, two abortion opponents were arrested for refusing to leave a church where women seeking abortions were gathering before being escorted to a clinic across the street. The two were charged with trespassing and released on bail.
July 10, 1992 |
Shouting and shoving matches among abortion rights activists and opponents outside a clinic led to at least 12 arrests Thursday. One man was arrested after he scrambled atop a police car and tried to dive over a perimeter fence. Two women got into a fight and both were arrested. Another woman who was not arrested threw herself three times at a chain of clinic defenders, bouncing off each time. She picked herself up, dusted off her clothes, grinned and said, "I was just trying to get through."
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 21, 1991 |
Anti-abortion demonstrators stormed the Women's Health Care Services abortion clinic Tuesday in defiance of a court order against blocking it, and 130 of them were arrested. Two Operation Rescue leaders were also arrested Tuesday under a separate court order, and two others said they would surrender. About an hour after the clinic demonstration, the Rev. Pat Mahoney of Boca Raton, Fla.