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March 26, 1989 | ANDREA FORD and CAROL McGRAW, Times Staff Writers
Anti-abortion militants, rallying on the third and last day of Easter Week demonstrations, descended on a Los Angeles clinic Saturday but ran up against a boisterous throng of pro-choice activists and a toughened police force. More than 700 abortion foes were arrested. Saturday's demonstration was the largest in a three-day assault on Southern California family planning clinics staged by the New York-based anti-abortion group, Operation Rescue.
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August 27, 1991 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long, hot "Summer of Mercy" is over. After six divisive weeks of continuous anti-abortion protest--six weeks of confrontation, polarization and fear--Operation Rescue has packed up and left town, at least officially. But far from being relieved by the departure of the militant protest organization, local abortion rights activists are gearing up for the next phase of the abortion battle, and with no guarantee that the clinic blockades will completely end.
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August 13, 1989 | TRACY WILKINSON, Times Staff Writer
Cyrus Zal, a defense attorney in the trial of five anti-abortion protesters, proudly recalls a time earlier this year when a judge, so exasperated by Zal's courtroom antics, stormed off the bench. The judge, Zal remembers, called him one of the most obnoxious and offensive attorneys he had ever faced. Eventually, the judge was forced to declare a mistrial. Zal is at it again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1989 | TRACY WILKINSON, Times Staff Writer
Cyrus Zal, a defense attorney in the trial of five anti-abortion protesters, proudly recalls a time earlier this year when a judge, so exasperated by Zal's courtroom antics, stormed off the bench. The judge, Zal remembers, called him one of the most obnoxious and offensive attorneys he had ever faced. Eventually, the judge was forced to declare a mistrial. Zal is at it again.
NEWS
August 27, 1991 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long, hot "Summer of Mercy" is over. After six divisive weeks of continuous anti-abortion protest--six weeks of confrontation, polarization and fear--Operation Rescue has packed up and left town, at least officially. But far from being relieved by the departure of the militant protest organization, local abortion rights activists are gearing up for the next phase of the abortion battle, and with no guarantee that the clinic blockades will completely end.
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August 22, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
A federal judge sent three abortion protest leaders to jail indefinitely and levied escalating fines starting at $10,000 against each of them Wednesday as part of an effort to end Operation Rescue's six-week-old demonstrations at Wichita abortion clinics. U.S. District Judge Patrick F. Kelly ordered the Rev. Pat Mahoney, of Boca Raton, Fla., Keith Tucci of Charleston, S.C., and Joe Slovenec of Cleveland, to be held in the custody of U.S.
OPINION
June 3, 2009 | TIM RUTTEN
Over the last few weeks, Americans have been offered a stark choice on the subject of abortion. On the one hand, two speakers at the University of Notre Dame's commencement last month argued that it was possible to maintain a civil discourse on this difficult, divisive issue. John T.
SPORTS
November 12, 1989 | SALLY JENKINS, WASHINGTON POST
There is a vacancy where the Heisman Trophy front-runner ought to be. Ballots were mailed this week to voters, but with a handful of games remaining until the Dec. 2 ceremony at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York, there is no clear choice for the distinction as the best college football player in the country. Rudy Riska, the executive director of the Heisman Committee, said he does not remember a race that has been so ill-defined so late in the season.
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March 26, 1989 | ANDREA FORD and CAROL McGRAW, Times Staff Writers
Anti-abortion militants, rallying on the third and last day of Easter Week demonstrations, descended on a Los Angeles clinic Saturday but ran up against a boisterous throng of pro-choice activists and a toughened police force. More than 700 abortion foes were arrested. Saturday's demonstration was the largest in a three-day assault on Southern California family planning clinics staged by the New York-based anti-abortion group, Operation Rescue.
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