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.
7/30/2014 Fifth Circuit Court Rules In Favor Of Mississippi's Last Clinic - Mississippi's last remaining abortion clinic will remain open after a the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction against HB 1390, the Mississippi TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at area hospitals.
Had the court not upheld the lower federal's court's injunction, HB 1390 would have shuttered Jackson Women's Health Organization (JWHO), the state's only comprehensive reproductive health center. . . .