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2/7/2008 Anti-abortion Activists Sue Rapid City School
A South Dakota anti-abortion group filed suit against the Rapid City school district on Monday in response to the school's repeated refusal to allow the group to use a middles school auditorium....
9/18/2007 New Illinois Planned Parenthood Clinic Opening Blocked
The new Aurora, Illinois Planned Parenthood clinic has been forced to delay its anticipated September 18 opening....
9/26/2006 Anti-Abortion Group Takes on Contraception
The Pro-Life Action League sponsored a conference this past weekend in Rosemont, Illinois, criticizing the use of birth control....
2/28/2006 Supreme Court Ruling Could Imperil Women's Health Clinics
Arlington, VA – The Supreme Court today issued an 8-0 decision in two related cases (Scheidler, et al, v National Organization for Women (NOW), et al and Operation Rescue v NOW, et al), lifting a nationwide injunction protecting virtually all women's health clinics in the nation....
2/28/2006 Supreme Court Rules Against NOW, Clinics in Anti-Abortion Violence Case
The Supreme Court today issued an 8-0 decision in two related cases first brought by the National Organization for Women (NOW) and two clinics of the National Women's Health Organization on behalf of virtually all clinics and all women two decades ago....
11/30/2005 Supreme Court Hears Critical Cases to Stop Anti-Abortion Violence - Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President
Supreme Court Hears Critical Cases to Stop Anti-Abortion Violence Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President Washington, DC - After the United States Supreme Court heard arguments today in two related class action cases involving anti-abortion clinic violence and access to women's health clinics (Joseph Scheidler, et....
11/29/2005 Supreme Court Preview: Ayotte v Planned Parenthood
The Supreme Court tomorrow will hear arguments in a case involving a challenge to a New Hampshire parental notification law for women under the age of 18 seeking an abortion....
11/29/2005 Supreme Court to Hear Two Cases to Stop Anti-Abortion Violence on Nov. 30
On Wednesday, November 30, at 10 am, Scheidler et al....
11/28/2005 Supreme Court Preview: Scheidler v NOW, Operation Rescue v NOW
The Supreme Court will hear two related cases on Wednesday involving violence against women's health clinics and access to abortion services....
8/10/2005 John Roberts: Architect of Laissez-Faire Policy Concerning Clinic Violence?
Focus on John Roberts and Clinic Violence Washington, DC – The Feminist Majority and its president, Eleanor Smeal, joined other leading women’s rights groups today in bringing into focus John Roberts’ role in Bray v....
7/28/2005 Anti-Abortion Extremist Loses Appeal on Child Molestation Charges
John Burt, an anti-abortion extremist, was taken into custody yesterday after losing an appeal of his conviction for molesting a 15-year-old girl who was in his care at his so-called home for "unwed" mothers, Our Father’s House....
7/18/2005 Federal Court Hears Appeal in 'Nuremberg Files' Case
A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week heard an appeal by anti-abortion groups in the "Nuremberg Files" case....
6/30/2005 Supreme Court to Re-hear Clinic Violence Case
The US Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it would hear for the third time a long-running case dealing with clinic violence....
5/24/2004 Convicted Child Molester to be Released on Bond
John Burt, an anti-abortion extremist and convicted child molester, will be released on a $10,000 bond pending appeal of his conviction....
5/12/2004 Anti-Abortion Extremist Sentenced to 18 Years for Child Molestation
Anti-abortion extremist John Burt was sentenced today to over 18 years in prison for molesting a 15-year-old girl....
4/2/2004 Anti-Abortion Extremist Found Guilty of Molestation
Anti-abortion extremist John Burt was found guilty on Thursday of molesting a young girl....
9/2/2003 Federal Judge Rules Part of Clinic Defense Law Unconstitutional
A federal judge recently found part of the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE) unconstitutional....
6/27/2003 Supreme Court Lets Stand Pro-Choice Victory
In a victory for pro-choice advocates, the US Supreme Court let stand a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that WANTED-style posters and an Internet hit list are threats under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE)....
6/11/2003 Anti-Abortion Extremist Arrested on Sexual Molestation Charges
John Allen Burt, a long-time Pensacola, FL anti-abortion extremist, was arrested yesterday....
3/19/2003 Army of God Terrorist Network Must Be Cracked
Feminist Majority Foundation’s Latest Clinic Survey Finds Violence is on the Rise WASHINGTON, DC – With the conviction of James Kopp for the intentional murder of Dr....
3/19/2003 Upcoming NOW v. Scheidler Chat Series: Feministcampus.org Celebrates Women's History Month with Special Online Programming
Please join us at throughout March as we continue our online chat series on "Reproductive Rights Under G.W....
3/18/2003 Kopp Found Guilty of Intentional Murder, Clinic Violence Up
James Kopp, the confessed assassin of abortion provider Barnett Slepian, MD, was found guilty today of intentional murder....
3/4/2003 Baseball Players, Owners Launch Anti-Abortion Fundraising Initiative
Close to 100 baseball executives and professional baseball players have announced an initiative to raise $1 million for the American Life League’s (ALL) planned “Campus for Life.” The “Campus for Life” will be built in Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C., and its intended purpose is to lend academic credibility to the anti-abortion movement and to “train the next generation’s leaders,” according to the Arizona Republic....
2/26/2003 Feminists Will Work to Keep Clinics Safe
Eleanor Smeal Vows to Keep Fighting Anti-Abortion Violence WASHINGTON, DC – Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, promised to continue to defend women’s reproductive health care clinics, despite the U.S....
2/26/2003 Supreme Court Sides With Anti-Abortion Protestors
The US Supreme Court decided today 8-1 that abortion clinics could not be protected from forcible blockades by anti-abortion extremists under federal racketeering laws....
12/4/2002 Supreme Court Hears Argument in Clinic Violence Case
The Supreme Court heard arguments today in NOW v Scheidler, a landmark case brought to curtail violence against women’s reproductive health care centers....
11/15/2002 Bankruptcy Bill Passes House Without Blocking Anti-Abortion Extremist Loophole
Early this morning, the House passed the Bankruptcy Reform Act, HR 333, a bill that already is bad for consumers and good for big business, without compromise language that would ban anti-abortion extremists from escaping legal judgments by declaring bankruptcy, the Associated Press reported today....
9/13/2002 Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Again Balk At Bankruptcy Bill
A bill that is bad for consumers and good for big business is once again being held up by abortion politics, the Washington Post reported today....
7/29/2002 Anti-abortion Lawmakers Stall Bankruptcy Bill
Despite what seemed like a sure thing, anti-abortion members of Congress refused at the last minute to agree to a provision in the long-debated bankruptcy bill that would have prevented anti-abortion extremists from declaring bankruptcy to avoid paying fines assessed for threats or perpetration of clinic violence....
7/26/2002 Anti-abortion Extremists To Be Held Accountable In Bankruptcy Bill
In a victory for abortion-rights advocates, House and Senate negotiators agreed yesterday to include the Schumer-Hatch amendment in the bankruptcy bill that has been stalled in conference for about a year....
5/22/2002 Women Members of Congress Urge Support for Bankruptcy Amendment
Led by Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), several women House members and abortion rights organizations including the Feminist Majority, National Abortion Rights and Action League, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, National Abortion Federation, the National Women's Law Center, and the National Organization for Women, gathered yesterday in support for the Schumer-Hatch amendment to the bankruptcy bill which would ensure that anti-abortion extremists cannot file for bankruptcy to avoid paying fines for threats and violence against abortion providers and family planning clinics....
4/22/2002 Supreme Court to Review Pro-Choice Legal Victory
In a blow for advocates of safe and legal abortion, the Supreme Court today decided to review part of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision in NOW v Scheidler, the civil case where anti-abortion extremists were found to have conspired illegally to close women’s reproductive health clinics, by using threats and extortionate acts against doctors, clinic employees and patients, in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)....
1/29/2002 Anti-Abortion Group Seeks to Overturn Landmark RICO Ruling
Anti-abortion extremists, represented by the right-wing American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), have asked the Supreme Court to review the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision, Now v Scheidler, which upheld the use of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against anti-abortion blockaders....
10/2/2001 Anti-Abortion Extremists Suffer Major Court Defeat
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled unanimously in favor of National Organization for Women (NOW) in NOW v....
9/24/2001 Priests for Life Director Asked to Step Down
In a possible attempt to distance the Catholic Church from militant anti-abortion groups, New York Cardinal Edward Egan has asked Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, to step down and resume his position at the Archdiocese of New York....
7/19/2000 "Priests for Life" Supports Anti-Abortion Extremists
Fr....
7/18/2000 Feminist Majority Foundation & Institute for Democracy Studies CAlls Attention to Priest for Life's Support of Violent Wing of Anti-Abortion Movement
Washington DC - As Priests for Life launches their anti-abortion electoral media campaign today, Feminist Majority Foundation and Institute for Democracy Studies together call attention to Fr....
7/19/1999 Statement by Eleanor Smeal, President Feminist Majority Foundation on Federal Nationwide Injunction Issued Against Anti-Abortion Extremists
Today, in Chicago, Illinois, Federal Court Judge David Coar took the bold step of issuing a nationwide injunction to protect women's health clinics from harassment, intimidation and anti-abortion violence....
7/16/1999 Statement by Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation, on Federal Nationwide Injunction Issued Against Anti-Abortion Extremists, Operation Rescue, Pro-Life Action League in NOW v. Scheidler
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, in Chicago, Illinois, Federal Court Judge David Coar took the bold step of issuing a nationwide injunction to protect women's health clinics from harassment, intimidation and anti-abortion violence....
4/21/1999 Feminist Majority Foundation Supports Amendment to Enforce Clinic Protection Laws
The Feminist Majority Foundation is in full support of S.625, Senator Schumer's proposed amendment to Section 523(a) of title 11, United States Code....
2/3/1999 Federal Jury Finds "Un-wanted" Posters And "Nuremberg Files" To Be Threats, Not Free Speech
Washington DC -- Today, in Portland Oregon, a jury handed down the precedent-setting decision in the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE ) and RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act) lawsuit, Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette v....
2/3/1999 Federal Jury Finds "Un-wanted" Posters And "Nuremberg Files" To Be Threats, Not Free Speech
Washington DC -- Today, in Portland Oregon, a jury handed down the precedent-setting decision in the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE ) and RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act) lawsuit, Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette v....
7/17/1998 Litigator, Clinic Plaintiff in NOW v. Scheidler Testify on Importance of
Arlington, VA -- On the heels of the landmark verdict of liability in NOW v....
7/17/1998 Litigator, Clinic Plaintiff in NOW v. Scheidler Testify on Importance of RICO as Tool to Stop Clinic Violence
On the heels of the landmark verdict of liability in NOW v....
7/1/1998 NOW and Clinics Seek National Injunction Against Violent Anti-Choice Groups
Currently injunctions restricting the use of force by abortion protesters are given out locally, but NOW lawyers are hoping to use RICO on the back of a successful verdict in NOW v Scheidler to push for a national injunction....
4/22/1998 Anti-Abortion Extremists Refuse to Pay Damages
Anti-abortion extremists said they cannot afford the nearly $86,000 in damages they were ordered to pay two abortion clinics in the landmark case NOW vs....
4/21/1998 Jury Finds for Clinics in NOW vs. Scheidler
A federal jury in Chicago, Illinois found Operation Rescue, the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League, the league's executive director Joseph Scheidler, and activists Andrew Scholber and Timothy Murphy guilty of violating the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute (RICO)....
4/20/1998 Jury Finds for Clinics in NOW vs. Scheidler
A Federal jury in Chicago, Illinois found that Operation Rescue, the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League, the league’s executive director Joseph Scheidler, and activists Andrew Scholber and Timothy Murphy violated the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute (RICO)....
4/20/1998 Landmark Won! Civil RICO Case Cracks Anti-Abortion Ring of Conspiracy
National Feminist Leader Eleanor Smeal Calls for Use of Criminal RICO to End Violence Washington DC -- Today, in Chicago, Illinois, a federal jury handed down the precedent-setting decision in the class action RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act) lawsuit, NOW v....
4/17/1998 Jury Deliberations Begin for NOW vs. Scheidler
Closing arguments were delivered in the NOW vs....
3/25/1998 Testimony Continues in NOW vs. Scheidler
Testimony in NOW vs....
3/3/1998 NOW vs. Scheidler Trial Begins After 12 Years
The trial of the National Organization for Women vs....
1/26/1998 NOW Vies for Randall’s Air Miles
The National Organization for Women (NOW) has asked 13 airlines to relinquish Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry’s frequent flyer miles....
1/9/1998 NOW Wins Victory in Time for Roe V. Wade Anniversary
Randall Terry, the founder of Operation Rescue, has agreed to settle in a lawsuit brought by NOW and two abortion clinics 12 years ago....
9/25/1997 NOW To Continue Court Battle Against Operation Rescue
In a landmark decision Tuesday, U.S....


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