Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal and National Abortion Federation Executive Director Vicki Saporta Reveal Anti-Abortion Terrorist Ring.
Authorities have only just begun to expose the far-reaching, organized network of extremists who have long aided and abetted James Charles Kopp and others who commit violent crimes against abortion providers and clinics. We call on law enforcement to continue to crack this network. This investigation must also reach, expose, and convict the financial backers, supporters, and safe house sponsors who have assisted these terrorists.
Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation
Vicki Saporta, Executive Director, National Abortion Federation
WHAT: PRESS CONFERENCE
Leaders will further describe the anti-abortion terrorist ring and its impact, in anticipation of more arrests. Smeal and Saporta will also urge law enforcement to continue investigating, arresting, and dismantling the ring.
Friday, March 30, 2001 1:00 PM
The National Press Club, 13th Floor
First Amendment Room
529 14th Street, NW
12/9/2013 Mixed Results for Afghanistan's Anti-Violence Against Women Law - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released their annual report on violence against women in Afghanistan yesterday, revealing mixed results of the country's Elimination of Violence against Women Law.
"A Way to Go: An Update on Implementation of the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan [PDF]," found that there was a 28 percent increase in reports of violence against women from 2012 to 2013 , but only 17 percent of those were prosecuted under EVAW - a small 2 percent increase from last year.
The law, which was issued by the executive decree of President Hamid Karzai in 2009, criminalizes 22 acts of violence against women and specifies punishment for perpetrators. . . .