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October 19, 1994 | AARON NATHANS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Representatives of three anti-abortion groups met with a top Justice Department official Tuesday to decry the slayings of abortion clinic doctors. The meeting marked the first time that members of Operation Rescue, one of three anti-abortion groups present, have met with an official in any presidential Administration, said Justice Department spokesman John Russell. Operation Rescue is one of the nation's most militant anti-abortion groups. The 45-minute session with Assistant Atty. Gen.
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January 22, 2011 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
South Korean special forces rescued 21 seamen held hostage aboard a freighter seized last week in the Arabian Sea, killing eight Somali pirates in the top secret mission, officials said Friday. The captain of the South Korean chemical carrier Samho Jewelry was shot in the stomach by a pirate during the pre-dawn military raid Friday, but his injuries were not life-threatening, officials said. Five suspected pirates were captured. "Our special forces stormed the hijacked Samho Jewelry earlier today and freed all hostages," said Col. Lee Bung-woo, a spokesman for South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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OPINION
August 20, 1989
Judge Richard A. Paez deserves credit for sticking to the trespass issue in the Randall Terry trial (Aug. 10). Terry's God Squad tactics don't work for the judge any better than they do for women. Naturally, Terry screams violation of his constitutional rights, an odd charge for someone who, in repeatedly blocking women's access to medical care, violates constitutional rights for a living. KATE McFADDEN Arcadia
NATIONAL
September 16, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Operation Rescue, one of the nation's highest-profile groups in the antiabortion movement, has told its supporters it is facing a "major financial crisis" and is close to shutting down unless emergency help arrives soon. The group's president, Troy Newman, blamed the economic downturn for its woes in an e-mail to donors Monday night. But the Wichita-based organization also has been under attack from both abortion rights supporters and opponents since the May 31 shooting death of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in Wichita.
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August 26, 2009 | Robin Abcarian
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.
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October 12, 1998 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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August 6, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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."
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August 15, 1995 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 29, 1995 | LIANNE HART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They must surely be among America's most unlikely neighbors: a busy abortion clinic and the national headquarters of Operation Rescue, side by side in a secluded office complex in the northeastern part of this city. The clinic, called A Choice for Women, employs as its marketing director Norma McCorvey--the pseudonymous Jane Roe of the landmark Supreme Court case that affirmed a constitutional right to abortion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1995 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the war over abortion, plans are executed with the precision of an early morning coup. When Operation Rescue California takes its latest shot at protesting abortions by blockading the entrance to one chosen clinic Saturday, not even its troops will be told the location until early that morning, when it's time to be ferried there. Ditto for everyone else, reporters included.
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