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August 1, 1994
"The Christian principle is to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. If an abortionist is about to violently take an innocent person's life, you are entirely morally justified in trying to prevent him from taking that life."That quote is from Paul Hill, a former minister with the Presbyterian Church in America, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and, until Friday at least, director of the anti-abortion group Defensive Action. Mr. Hill was chased down and arrested last Friday after the early morning killing of a doctor and a man escorting him outside a women's health clinic in Pensacola, Fla. The wife of the slain escort, also a volunteer, was treated for a gunshot wound to the arm.Violence is nothing new for clinics where abortions are performed.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | June 3, 2003
The Rev. Blair P. Raum, who served as a pastor in Fells Point and was a leader in the Roman Catholic anti-abortion movement, died of pancreatic cancer Saturday at his residence at St. Rose of Lima Church in Brooklyn. He was 58. Father Raum was an official of the National Office of Post-Abortion, Reconciliation and Healing and headed Project Rachel in Baltimore, a program offering counseling to women who have had abortions. After a multi-alarm fire 20 years ago heavily damaged St. Patrick Church in Fells Point, where he was pastor from 1980 to 1995, he led the restoration and repair of stained-glass windows at the Gothic Revival Broadway landmark.
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By STEPHEN ZUNES | June 3, 1994
Seattle. -- As an advocate of abortion rights, I have long been angered and frustrated by groups like Operation Rescue that seek to physically hinder those women forced to make the painful personal decision to terminate their pregnancies. But I do not celebrate passage of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrance bill and many of the other tactics by my fellow supporters of reproductive freedom.I have committed acts of nonviolent civil disobedience in opposition to racism, militarism and environmental desecration.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 27, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Abortion doctors, saying they now fear for their lives as targets of militant foes of abortion, joined with clinics yesterday to open a new front in a nationwide legal war.A lawsuit filed in Portland, Ore., seeking a minimum of $200 million in damages to be paid to doctors and clinics nationwide, is the second major legal assault taken to federal courts in recent years and is a sign of an escalation of courtroom battles against anti-abortion forces.Earlier...
NEWS
January 4, 1995
Opponents of abortion are at a crossroads. The overwhelming majority are what they say they are: pro-life. They abhor killing of any kind. They don't condone, and most of them condemn, the murders of abortion workers and other acts of violence against clinics and their staffs. However, the two murders in Brookline, Mass., last Friday and the related shooting incident in Norfolk, Va., the next day have drastically altered the dispute over abortion in this country.Two trends have become evident in the anti-abortion movement during the two years since Dr. David Gunn was slain outside his Pensacola, Fla., clinic during a demonstration.
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By Anna Quindlen | March 25, 1993
SOMEONE looking out for the sorry state of my soul sent m "The Spirit of Jezebel," a religious tract originating with a pastor in Texas that takes a kind of seamless-garment approach to the problems of the United States. It's all women's fault. Equal opportunity, the wearing of slacks, women in the military and on the bench, feminism, even bobbed hair -- all have contributed to the disintegration of American society.And the solution is clear: "Women were never made to be in the work force outside the home, but to marry, bear children and guide the house.
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By Anna Quindlen | March 17, 1993
IT'S TIME for a girlcott. A girlcott is, of course, the opposite of a boycott, and there's a need for one now that there's a chance to bring RU486 to the United States.RU486 is a drug that induces abortion very, very early on in pregnancy, with no surgical invasion, no anesthesia and no risk of infection. "An antihormone," the French researcher Etienne-Emile Baulieu, one of its inventors, calls it. "A muscular little molecule that interferes with hormonal messages." But RU486 could be a muscular little molecule that interferes with the anti-abortion movement, too, and that is why you are going to be hearing so much about it, and about boycotts as well.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | February 27, 1994
Let's try, just for a minute, to put ourselves in the position of Michael Griffin, the guy on trial in Florida for the killing of the abortion doctor.Let's examine his alleged motives. They're not complicated.Griffin believes Dr. Gunn, the abortionist, is killing unborn babies.He takes a gun and fires three shots into Dr. Gunn's back.In taking Dr. Gunn's life, he saves the lives of the yet to be born.Is Griffin a hero? A martyr? Or is he just a nut?To most of us, he's a nut. Or, at best, a zealot.
NEWS
By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 27, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Abortion doctors, saying they now fear for their lives as targets of militant foes of abortion, joined with clinics yesterday to open a new front in a nationwide legal war.A lawsuit filed in Portland, Ore., seeking a minimum of $200 million in damages to be paid to doctors and clinics nationwide, is the second major legal assault taken to federal courts in recent years and is a sign of an escalation of courtroom battles against anti-abortion forces.Earlier...
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,Washington Bureau | January 14, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court stripped abortion clinics yesterday of most of the protection of federal civil rights law, including the key part used repeatedly against blockades designed to shut them down.It was a sweeping victory for the most militant elements of the anti-abortion movement and for the Bush administration in its final week in office.Accepting fully the arguments made by Operation Rescue, with the administration's backing, the court may have gone further than at any time in the 20-year history of abortion rights to remove federal protection for those exercising that right -- a right that the court partly reaffirmed in June.
NEWS
January 4, 1995
Opponents of abortion are at a crossroads. The overwhelming majority are what they say they are: pro-life. They abhor killing of any kind. They don't condone, and most of them condemn, the murders of abortion workers and other acts of violence against clinics and their staffs. However, the two murders in Brookline, Mass., last Friday and the related shooting incident in Norfolk, Va., the next day have drastically altered the dispute over abortion in this country.Two trends have become evident in the anti-abortion movement during the two years since Dr. David Gunn was slain outside his Pensacola, Fla., clinic during a demonstration.
NEWS
August 1, 1994
"The Christian principle is to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. If an abortionist is about to violently take an innocent person's life, you are entirely morally justified in trying to prevent him from taking that life."That quote is from Paul Hill, a former minister with the Presbyterian Church in America, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and, until Friday at least, director of the anti-abortion group Defensive Action. Mr. Hill was chased down and arrested last Friday after the early morning killing of a doctor and a man escorting him outside a women's health clinic in Pensacola, Fla. The wife of the slain escort, also a volunteer, was treated for a gunshot wound to the arm.Violence is nothing new for clinics where abortions are performed.
NEWS
By STEPHEN ZUNES | June 3, 1994
Seattle. -- As an advocate of abortion rights, I have long been angered and frustrated by groups like Operation Rescue that seek to physically hinder those women forced to make the painful personal decision to terminate their pregnancies. But I do not celebrate passage of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrance bill and many of the other tactics by my fellow supporters of reproductive freedom.I have committed acts of nonviolent civil disobedience in opposition to racism, militarism and environmental desecration.
FEATURES
By MIKE LITTWIN | February 27, 1994
Let's try, just for a minute, to put ourselves in the position of Michael Griffin, the guy on trial in Florida for the killing of the abortion doctor.Let's examine his alleged motives. They're not complicated.Griffin believes Dr. Gunn, the abortionist, is killing unborn babies.He takes a gun and fires three shots into Dr. Gunn's back.In taking Dr. Gunn's life, he saves the lives of the yet to be born.Is Griffin a hero? A martyr? Or is he just a nut?To most of us, he's a nut. Or, at best, a zealot.
NEWS
By Anna Quindlen | March 25, 1993
SOMEONE looking out for the sorry state of my soul sent m "The Spirit of Jezebel," a religious tract originating with a pastor in Texas that takes a kind of seamless-garment approach to the problems of the United States. It's all women's fault. Equal opportunity, the wearing of slacks, women in the military and on the bench, feminism, even bobbed hair -- all have contributed to the disintegration of American society.And the solution is clear: "Women were never made to be in the work force outside the home, but to marry, bear children and guide the house.
NEWS
By Anna Quindlen | March 17, 1993
IT'S TIME for a girlcott. A girlcott is, of course, the opposite of a boycott, and there's a need for one now that there's a chance to bring RU486 to the United States.RU486 is a drug that induces abortion very, very early on in pregnancy, with no surgical invasion, no anesthesia and no risk of infection. "An antihormone," the French researcher Etienne-Emile Baulieu, one of its inventors, calls it. "A muscular little molecule that interferes with hormonal messages." But RU486 could be a muscular little molecule that interferes with the anti-abortion movement, too, and that is why you are going to be hearing so much about it, and about boycotts as well.
NEWS
By SARA ENGRAM and SARA ENGRAM,Sara Engram is editorial page director of The Evening Sun | March 8, 1992
As Marylanders trickled to the polls last Tuesday, one Baltimore County man got a reminder that a more heated election season lies ahead. He reports that, in an unusual twist, he was given campaign literature not as he arrived to vote, but as he left his polling place.The issue was abortion, and the aim was to solicit voter support in the upcoming referendum on the state's new abortion rights law.Marylanders may as well brace for an onslaught of persuasion from both sides. Nationally, the issue will also play a role, as Democrats and Republicans continue to take opposing views, and as issues such as aid to international family planning programs get more attention.
NEWS
By Mona Charen | March 17, 1993
AS SOON as I heard that a doctor who performed abortions had been murdered in Florida, I felt a sinking sensation in my stomach. I was sorry for the doctor and his family, but also, I knew that the media were going to have a field day.I couldn't have imagined how bad it was really going to be.First came the parade of kooks. The major networks poked around in the fever swamps looking for "pro-life" spokesmen who would condone the murder. They found some. These zealots -- usually inarticulate boobs representing pro-life organizations few have heard of -- were pitted against mainstream pro-choice spokesmen.
NEWS
By Mona Charen | March 17, 1993
AS SOON as I heard that a doctor who performed abortions had been murdered in Florida, I felt a sinking sensation in my stomach. I was sorry for the doctor and his family, but also, I knew that the media were going to have a field day.I couldn't have imagined how bad it was really going to be.First came the parade of kooks. The major networks poked around in the fever swamps looking for "pro-life" spokesmen who would condone the murder. They found some. These zealots -- usually inarticulate boobs representing pro-life organizations few have heard of -- were pitted against mainstream pro-choice spokesmen.
NEWS
By SARA ENGRAM | January 31, 1993
For all the noise about abortion, the issue by itself is probably not big enough to elect or defeat a president. The economy (stupid), war and peace -- those are the make-or-break issues that decide elections.Yet a president's position on abortion can make worlds of difference. Witness the edicts signed by President Clinton two days after his inauguration.In one signing ceremony, he swept away some of the biggest victories of the 20-year crusade to outlaw abortion -- canceling the infamous "gag rule" banning discussion of abortion in clinics that receive federal funds, easing restrictions on abortions in military hospitals, doing away with a ban on federally funded research using fetal tissue, and reversing policies that led to the withholding of U.S. contributions to major international family planning organizations.
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