Ms. magazine  -- more than a magazine a movement

SIGN UP FOR MS. DIGEST, JOBS, NEWS AND ALERTS

FEMINIST WIRE NEWSBRIEFS

ABOUT
SEE CURRENT ISSUE
SHOP MS. STORE
MS. IN THE CLASSROOM
FEMINIST DAILY WIRE
FEMINIST RESOURCES
PRESS
JOBS AT MS.
READ BACK ISSUES
CONTACT
RSS (XML)
 
feminist wire | daily newsbriefs

February-20-96

Court Upholds Injunction Against Abortion Protester

In a unanimous opinion Friday, a federal appeals court upheld a permanent injunction issued last March by U.S. District Judge Joseph E. Stevens ordering abortion protester Regina R. Dinwiddie to stay 500 feet from any abortion clinic in the U.S., except for "legitimate personal activity" and peaceful protesting. The injunction also bans her use of an electric bullhorn to yell at patients or employees of abortion clinics.

The decision marks the first finding nationwide in a case involving a protester where the court ruled that a 1994 law protecting access to abortion clinics was legal. The Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) law, signed by President Clinton in May 1994, has been upheld by two other federal appeals courts.

In addition to her long-standing activism in the anti-abortion movement, Dinwiddie, of Kansas City, also threatened or intimidated Planned Parenthood employees, according to their testimony in a series of hearings before Stevens. Clinic medical director Robert Crist said that Dinwiddie warned him, "remember Dr. Gunn ... This could happen to you ...He is not in the world anymore," referring to the abortion provider murdered in Pensacola, FL.

Media Resources: The Nando Times - February 19, 1996


© Feminist Majority Foundation, publisher of Ms. magazine

If you liked this story, consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Ms. magazine.

 

 

Send to a Friend
Their
Your
Comments
(optional)


More Feminist News

4/22/2014 US Ranks 16th in 2014 Social Progress Index - The Social Progress Imperative recently released its 2014 Social Progress Index, ranking the United States in 16th place among 132 countries. Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, a Republican who led the report team, told CNN's Fareed Zakaria that he was surprised by the ranking. . . .
 
4/22/2014 Florida Supreme Court Recognizes Anti-Discrimination Protections for Pregnant Workers - The Florida State Supreme Court ruled last week that pregnancy discrimination is a form of sex discrimination under Florida employment law. The 6-1 decision allows Peguy Delva to proceed with her lawsuit against her employer, real estate developer Continental Group. . . .
 
4/21/2014 Arizona Governor Signs Bill Allowing Suprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill into law last week allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without a warrant. HB 2284 repeals an Arizona law that requires a judge to give approval for inspections of abortion clinics. . . .