Jury Indicts Fugitive Extremist in Killing of Abortion Provider
A federal grand jury has indicted fugitive anti-abortion extremist James Charles Kopp in the 1998 sniper killing of Dr. Barnett Slepian in Amherst, New York. Slepian, an abortion provider in upstate New York, was killed in his home by a single shot from a high-powered rifle on October 23, 1998. Dr. Slepian was the fifth doctor shot by sniper fire in the weeks preceding the November 11 Canadian holiday Remembrance Day since 1994. The two-count indictment charges Kopp with using deadly force to prevent Dr. Slepian from providing reproductive health services and using a firearm to commit a crime of violence. Kopp is one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted fugitives with offers of rewards for his arrest totaling $1 million. Kopp is also wanted in Canada on an attempted murder charge in the 1995 shooting of a doctor in his Ontario home.
Media Resources: Media Resources: Associated Press – 17 October 2000 and Feminist Majority Foundation.
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. . . .