DNA from a strand of hair found near the home of murdered obstetrician-gynecologist and abortion provider Dr. Barnett Slepian closely matches the DNA found in another strand of hair from a former home of 44-year-old anti-abortion protester James C. Kopp. Technicians will conduct further tests to verify that the two strands both came from Kopp.
Police issued a material-witness arrest warrant for Kopp last fall after witnesses said that his car was seen in the Amherst, NY area around Dr. Slepian's home in the weeks prior to his murder. The car was later found abandoned in a long-term parking lot at Newark, N.J. International Airport.
FBI officials have evidence that a female friend drove Kopp to Mexico after the shooting, and have asked Mexican authorities to join them in their search.
7/2/2015 National Portrait Gallery Honors Dolores Huerta - Feminist Majority Foundation board member and lifelong feminist activist Dolores Huerta was honored by the National Portrait Gallery last night as the first Latina person to have a featured exhibition at the museum.
Huerta is an active defender of civil rights, farm workers' rights, women's rights, and immigrant rights, and has been for over five decades. . . .
7/1/2015 Women's Rights Activists are Suing the Kenyan Government for Reproductive Rights - A woman in Kenya is suing the Kenyan government for failure to provide safe and legal abortions, which caused her daughter - a 15-year-old rape victim - to suffer a kidney failure after undergoing the procedure illegally.
Currently, there are four petitioners on the case: the mother of the survivor, the Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya, and two other women's rights advocates. . . .