April 22, 1998 |
Abortion foes held liable for clinic violence in a landmark federal racketeering case said in Chicago they can't pay millions of dollars in damage claims expected from clinics nationwide. A jury has said Joseph Scheidler, Timothy Murphy and Andrew Scholberg, the Pro-Life Action League and Operation Rescue used threats and violence in a nationwide extortion scheme designed to shut down clinics. The jury awarded Milwaukee and Wilmington, Del., clinics damages totaling $85,926.92.
May 14, 1997 |
President Clinton on Tuesday reignited an incendiary debate over late-term abortions, appearing to embrace a Senate Democrat's proposal that would outlaw all third-term abortions except those performed to avert "grievous" harm to a mother's health.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1997 |
The antiabortion group Operation Rescue will demonstrate in front of high schools throughout the nation next week, including some in Orange and Los Angeles counties, organization leaders said Wednesday. While they would not disclose when or where the demonstrations would occur, a local antiabortion activist said Laguna Beach High School will be among those targeted.
February 25, 1997 |
A week after ruling that antiabortion activists have a free-speech right to confront patients on the sidewalk, the Supreme Court on Monday overturned a U.S. appeals court decision that upheld restrictions against such protesters in Arizona and, in the process, cast doubt on ordinances in California cities that limit picketing near health care facilities. In a one-line order, the justices told the U.S.
May 24, 1996 |
Just when it seemed the debate over abortion was hopelessly deadlocked, along comes feminist author Naomi Wolf with a magazine article that has stunned supporters of legalized abortion and pleasantly surprised some abortion foes. Writing in the New Republic, Wolf touched off an international uproar by suggesting that abortion-rights backers are guilty of "self-delusions, fibs and evasions" and that "the death of a fetus is a real death."
January 24, 1996 |
Not many organizations highlight their annual gatherings with updates on members subpoenaed by federal grand juries or tearful readings of letters from those who could not attend--because they are behind bars on charges ranging from murder to arson. But there was little that was ordinary about the "White Rose Banquet" on Sunday in a somewhat down-at-the-heels motel in Arlington, Va.
January 21, 1996 |
This gritty little city on the banks of the Mississippi--where modern riverboat gambling took its first breath and Cary Grant died--has a new claim to fame: After months of controversy and a contentious vote, this past Wednesday it became the only city in the nation to restrict abortion within its narrow boundaries. In the conservative Hawkeye State, access to abortion has dropped as the strength of religious conservatives has risen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1995 |
Abortion foes are claiming an important symbolic victory in the House of Representatives' approval this week of a measure to ban a rarely used late-term abortion procedure. Among religious conservatives, it is viewed as landmark legislation that could be the first step toward outlawing abortion outright.
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.