Anti-Abortion Extremist Pleads Guilty in Plot to Bomb Clinics
Anti-abortion extremist Stephen Jordi, charged with plotting to bomb abortion clinics, lesbian and gay bars, and some churches, pleaded guilty this month to one count of attempted arson. Jordi, a self-proclaimed terrorist, according to prosecutors, could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, the Associated Press reports.
Federal prosecutors agreed to drop charges of distributing material about explosives and possessing an unregistered firearm in exchange for the guilty plea on attempted arson. The FBI had been investigating Jordi after a tip from his brother that Jordi intended to bomb women's health clinics. The FBI gathered information on Jordi using an informant posing as an anti-abortion extremist.
In September 2003, Stephen Jordi attended the anti-abortion activities in Florida surrounding the execution of Paul Hill, who murdered an abortion provider and a volunteer escort. He was photographed during these activities with convicted clinic bomber Joshua Graff and Neal Horsley, creator of the "Nuremberg Files" website. FBI agents traced at least six phone calls from Jordi to Graff or Horsley following the execution.
9/12/2014 Violence Against Women Act Turns 20 - Saturday will be the 20th Anniversary of the groundbreaking federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Passed in 1994, VAWA was the first piece of federal legislation to specifically address domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes and to provide federal funding to improve local response to violence against women, including training and resources for law enforcement and judges.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued a proclamation commemorating the VAWA anniversary. . . .
9/12/2014 Indiana Woman Charged With Feticide For Premature Delivery - An Indiana woman has been charged with feticide after she delivered prematurely and sought hospital treatment.
Purvi Patel, 33, sought help at an emergency room for vaginal bleeding where it was discovered that she had delivered prematurely at home. . . .