Several-Hundred Million Dollar Suit Filed Against Anti-Abortion Organizations
The Legal Action for Reproductive Rights filed a several-hundred million dollar federal lawsuit on Thursday against American Coalition of Life Activists and Advocates for Life Ministries. The plaintiffs, filing in Portland, Oregon, allege that the anti-abortion organizations conducted a "campaign of terror and intimidation" that violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
The law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison is handling the plaintiff's case pro bono. Laura J. Allan, an attorney with the Feminist Majority Foundation, serves as "of counsel" in the case.
The following is a statement by our Founder and President, Eleanor Smeal, on the events in Ferguson, Missouri.
The Feminist Majority Foundation calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor to conduct a thorough, unbiased investigation into the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson.
The killing of Michael Brown and the blundered, militarized response by law enforcement to the call for justice is a tragic reminder that in many African American communities across the nation, the police themselves can be a threat.
Given the distrust of the police by the local African American community, the close ties between the St. . . .