Hundreds of police officers assembled at the Homewood Church of Christ for the funeral of Birmingham Officer Robert Sanderson, the first casualty of abortion clinic bombings in the United States. Sanderson, an eight-year member of the Birmingham police department, worked off-duty as a clinic security guard. “When a police officer dies everyone suffers. We have to pull together,” said Birmingham police officer James Hickey.
Emily Lyons, the clinic’s head nurse and counselor, was also injured during the explosion of the nail and gunpowder-filled bomb. Lyons, who remains in the hospital, lost her left eye and suffered injuries to her face, legs and abdomen.
11/21/2014 Fifth Circuit Court Refuses to Reconsider Ruling Blocking Mississippi TRAP Law - The full US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday refused to reconsider a panel decision blocking enforcement of a Mississippi law that threatened to close the last remaining abortion clinic in the state.
In July, a panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a preliminary injunction against a Mississippi TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals. . . .