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By John-Thor Dahlburg and John-Thor Dahlburg,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 2, 2003
MIAMI - He once told an audience of Phil Donahue's television show that killing a doctor who performs abortions was as justifiable as killing Hitler. Then one July morning, he took a pump-action shotgun and fatally shot a doctor and his escort outside a women's clinic in Florida's Panhandle. Tomorrow, Paul Hill is scheduled to die at Florida State Prison. The former Christian minister, a murderer in the eyes of the state but a hero and a future martyr to some, will become the first convicted killer of a physician who performed abortions to be executed in the United States.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | March 11, 2004
Proposals to license and regulate clinics that perform abortions are facing tight committee votes in the Maryland Senate, with the decisions hanging on Howard County Republican Sandra B. Schrader, who has been viewed as a moderate on the issue. After a hearing on the legislation yesterday, Schrader said she examines each abortion-related issue on its merits rather than taking an all pro-abortion rightsposition or an all anti-abortion stance. "To me it's not a black-and-white issue," Schrader said.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 29, 1993
BONN, Germany -- Military doctors and other medical personnel at American facilities in Europe are refusing en masse to perform abortions, hamstringing efforts to implement a new Clinton administration policy to broaden the military community's access to the controversial procedure.Two days after taking office, President Clinton reversed a ban that, since 1988, has prohibited American military hospitals abroad from providing abortion services. But military doctors, nurses and anesthesiologists are refusing to assist in abortions on moral and religious grounds.
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By John-Thor Dahlburg and John-Thor Dahlburg,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 2, 2003
MIAMI - He once told an audience of Phil Donahue's television show that killing a doctor who performs abortions was as justifiable as killing Hitler. Then one July morning, he took a pump-action shotgun and fatally shot a doctor and his escort outside a women's clinic in Florida's Panhandle. Tomorrow, Paul Hill is scheduled to die at Florida State Prison. The former Christian minister, a murderer in the eyes of the state but a hero and a future martyr to some, will become the first convicted killer of a physician who performed abortions to be executed in the United States.
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By New York Times News Service | March 31, 1993
Susan Hill is looking for a doctor to replace David Gunn at the Columbus, Ga., abortion clinic where he had worked until he was killed earlier this month.She has been telephoning every family practitioner between Columbus and Atlanta, including a few who have retired. So far, only one doctor has said he might be interested -- if he can convince his wife that he won't be killed. But that does not surprise Ms. Hill, who oversees eight clinics, including the one in Columbus.For her, and other abortion-rights advocates, the shooting of Dr. Gunn March 10 outside a clinic in Pensacola, Fla., has only underscored what they see as a crisis in women's health care: the increasing difficulty of finding doctors who will perform abortions.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | March 11, 2004
Proposals to license and regulate clinics that perform abortions are facing tight committee votes in the Maryland Senate, with the decisions hanging on Howard County Republican Sandra B. Schrader, who has been viewed as a moderate on the issue. After a hearing on the legislation yesterday, Schrader said she examines each abortion-related issue on its merits rather than taking an all pro-abortion rightsposition or an all anti-abortion stance. "To me it's not a black-and-white issue," Schrader said.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 17, 2001
WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives voted yesterday to uphold President Bush's order prohibiting U.S. money from aiding overseas groups that provide abortion services, a symbolic victory for conservatives. Abortion-rights forces have sought to overturn that order since early this year, when Bush made it his first official act as president. The House halted its effort to reverse the ban, which was attached to a routine bill authorizing the State Department's budget, voting 218-210 to keep it intact.
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By Arthur Caplan | June 25, 1992
THE BATTLE over abortion has taken yet another strange twist. Pro-Choice Resources of Minnesota, a nonprofit abortion rights organization, has awarded a $1,500 scholarship to a third-year medical student who is enrolled at the University of Minnesota's medical school.There is certainly nothing wrong with an organization making money available to financially strapped students.But this scholarship came with a condition. To qualify for the award, recipients must pledge to be willing to perform abortions as one of the services they will provide when they become physicians.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 17, 1997
WASHINGTON -- States may require that only licensed doctors perform abortions, even if that means some women will be unable to end their pregnancies, a divided Supreme Court ruled yesterday.Without holding a hearing, the court upheld -- by a 6-3 vote -- a Montana doctors-only abortion law.The ruling is likely to apply to medical as well as to surgical abortions and thus could reduce some women's access to RU-486, the "abortion pill" that is expected to come into use in this country within a few years.
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By BOSTON GLOBE | February 24, 1996
DEDHAM, Mass. -- Authorities found 100 cartridges, a Boston-area map book highlighting the street in Brookline where women's health clinics are located, and images of aborted fetuses inside John C. Salvi III's truck after he was arrested, an FBI agent testified yesterday.FBI Special Agent Michael Malone also testified that he recovered an envelope on which Mr. Salvi had written the addresses of three clinics that perform abortions -- one in Hartford; one in Alexandria, Va., and one in Norfolk, Va., where Mr. Salvi was arrested on Dec. 31, 1994, after spraying the building with 23 bullets.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 17, 2001
WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives voted yesterday to uphold President Bush's order prohibiting U.S. money from aiding overseas groups that provide abortion services, a symbolic victory for conservatives. Abortion-rights forces have sought to overturn that order since early this year, when Bush made it his first official act as president. The House halted its effort to reverse the ban, which was attached to a routine bill authorizing the State Department's budget, voting 218-210 to keep it intact.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1999
PORTLAND, Ore. -- In an elegant federal courtroom 15 stories above the Willamette River, a jury will decide if posters and a Web site created by abortion opponents are protected by the First Amendment or are an invitation to violence.A civil suit by four doctors and two Portland women's clinics alleges that "wanted" posters and a Web site with the names, addresses and photographs of physicians who perform abortions amounted to a hit list that made them fear for their lives.The lawsuit seeks $200 million from 12 individuals and two anti-abortion groups.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | October 31, 1998
Thirty-one doctors who perform abortions in Maryland got a phone call from the FBI yesterday, informing them that their names are on an anti-abortion Web site that some believe is a list that implicitly encourages violent acts.The World Wide Web site, which lists hundreds of doctors who perform abortions, clinic workers and their family members under an image of dripping blood, has lines drawn through the names of those who've been slain by anti-abortion extremists. Among them is Dr. Barnett Slepian, the Buffalo, N.Y., obstetrician killed by a sniper's bullet Oct. 23."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 25, 1998
Dr. Barnett Slepian, an obstetrician with a practice in suburban Buffalo, N.Y., returned home from synagogue Friday night with his wife, Lynn, and greeted his four sons. Then he stepped into his kitchen, where a sniper's bullet crashed through a back window and struck him in the chest, police said.He fell to the floor, calling for help, but he died within two hours.Slepian was one of a handful of doctors who provide abortions in the Buffalo area.Law enforcement officials said yesterday that his slaying was the most deadly example of what they described as an annual pattern of anti-abortion violence in Canada and western New York.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 17, 1997
WASHINGTON -- States may require that only licensed doctors perform abortions, even if that means some women will be unable to end their pregnancies, a divided Supreme Court ruled yesterday.Without holding a hearing, the court upheld -- by a 6-3 vote -- a Montana doctors-only abortion law.The ruling is likely to apply to medical as well as to surgical abortions and thus could reduce some women's access to RU-486, the "abortion pill" that is expected to come into use in this country within a few years.
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By BOSTON GLOBE | February 24, 1996
DEDHAM, Mass. -- Authorities found 100 cartridges, a Boston-area map book highlighting the street in Brookline where women's health clinics are located, and images of aborted fetuses inside John C. Salvi III's truck after he was arrested, an FBI agent testified yesterday.FBI Special Agent Michael Malone also testified that he recovered an envelope on which Mr. Salvi had written the addresses of three clinics that perform abortions -- one in Hartford; one in Alexandria, Va., and one in Norfolk, Va., where Mr. Salvi was arrested on Dec. 31, 1994, after spraying the building with 23 bullets.
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October 11, 1992
Opponents of Question 6, the abortion law on the November ballot, say it shields a physician from lawsuits rising from "negligent" decisions to perform an abortion. They also charge the law would allow abortions to be performed by any type of physician, even a psychiatrist, an allergist or an ophthalmologist. These charges distort the law -- and the facts.The first charge relates in part to the law's provision for bypassing the requirement to notify the parents of a minor who seeks an abortion.
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | May 28, 1991
BOSTON--If there is any doubt about how abortion has reshuffled the political deck, consider this. On Thursday, a conservative majority on the Supreme Court delivered up a conservative's nightmare. They declared that anyone who takes money from the government, must give something back: the party line.To put it succinctly, the government that pays your rent can buy your speech. Anyone who works in one of the 4,000 federally funded clinics that provide family planning to four million poor American women is now forbidden from using the "A" word.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | May 10, 1995
Taneytown officials have rejected a $100,000 state grant to turn an empty bank building into a community services center because they believe the Carroll County Health Department would advise pregnant women to have abortions.State and county health officials were baffled yesterday because their proposal to bring to Taneytown an array of services, from immunizations to addiction treatment, did not include plans to provide family planning counseling."I'm a pro-life person, and a family planning clinic could very well be a pseudonym for an abortion clinic," said Councilman James L. McCarron, who along with two colleagues voted against the proposal Monday night.
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