August 26, 2009 |
Years ago, Randall Terry and Troy Newman were brothers in arms in the struggle against legal abortion. "Troy was my son in the movement," said Terry, 50, a onetime used-car salesman from upstate New York who founded Operation Rescue in 1986. Terry rose to fame leading clinic blockades until lawsuits, jail terms and finally a stunning 1998 legal settlement forced him to abandon his militant tactics, and he faded from the forefront of the struggle. Newman, meanwhile, was an up-and-coming activist in San Diego and a spokesman for Operation Rescue there.
October 12, 1998 |
The 25 teenagers, tanned and tired after a full day of summer camp, crowded around the fire pit at San Clemente State Beach to sing Christian hymns. "Make it personal," the guitar-playing minister exhorted. With these campers, it's always personal. There was 16-year-old Brenda Strattman of Binghamton, N.Y., who once drove 2 1/2 hours to rip up books she said were child pornography by photographers David Hamilton and Jock Sturges at a Barnes & Noble.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1997
Two dozen firefighters and a barge crane operator rescued an ironworker who was stranded on a Terminal Island bridge Wednesday after he was struck in the head by a 7-pound pry bar that dropped 10 feet from a co-worker's belt. Tom Celeze, 29, of Pico Rivera, had been helping install the new Badger Avenue Bridge when the tool hit him about 9:15 a.m., said a spokeswoman for the Port of Los Angeles, which is paying for the $49-million project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1997 |
Antiabortion protesters carrying large colored pictures of supposed aborted fetuses demonstrated outside Laguna Beach High School on Tuesday but were largely ignored by students, most of whom shrugged past the protesters, rejecting their literature. The 7 a.m. demonstration, held as students were arriving for morning classes, marked the first time the Dallas-based antiabortion group Operation Rescue has targeted an Orange County school.
August 6, 1996 |
Mayor Susan Golding said Monday that if anti-abortion protesters attempt blockades at abortion clinics during next week's Republican National Convention here, police will act "swiftly and decisively" and may use the controversial tactic called "pain compliance."
August 15, 1995 |
She was a ninth-grade dropout thrust at random into the headlights of a divisive social movement--but she was also a powerful symbol. It's no wonder, analysts say, she flipped over last week from the complex, intellectual ideology of the abortion rights movement to the security of a fundamentalist faith dedicated to "saving babies." Norma McCorvey, they say, is a classic religious convert, a woman searching for meaning and structure in an ambivalent world. For many years, McCorvey was the silent, invisible "Jane Roe" plaintiff in the landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling.