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January-26-98

NOW Vies for Randall’s Air Miles

The National Organization for Women (NOW) has asked 13 airlines to relinquish Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry’s frequent flyer miles. Terry owes NOW millions of dollars in fines from court orders brought against him for violence he and fellow Operation Rescue workers wrought against abortion clinics over the last ten years.

Earlier this month, Terry, agreed to a permanent injunction which prohibits him from committing violent acts against clinics, the staff and patients, and from belonging to any groups which commit these acts. The agreement represented a partial victory for women’s organizations in NOW v. Scheidler, which prosecuted Terry under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Media Resources: AP - January 21, 1998


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