The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice is redefining its mission and methods. While vowing to never lose sight of abortion rights, the group is shaping a more holistic health-justice agenda and turning to movement-building at the grassroots.
A religious think tank has issued a manifesto about breaking the silence in religious communities about a host of sexuality issues. It hasn’t stirred much media attention, but Frederick Clarkson thinks it could be revolutionary.
Dr. George Tiller’s murder in church is part of this country’s 30-year history of antiabortion bombings, arsons and assassinations. For that reason, Frederick Clarkson doubts the killer acted alone. But proving it may be difficult, if not impossible.
An Internet service provider yanked a threatening anti-choice Web site in late November as Women’s eNews was investigating its latest incarnation. If the site resurfaces, some see a fresh round of legal battles.
When added to a batch of other high-profile cases, the recent arrest of suspected serial bomber Eric Rudolph might make 2003 a banner year for federal criminal and civil court activity on anti-abortion violence.
The 17th annual conference on reproductive rights at Hampshire College affirms that campus-based activism is on the rise. Also: FCC backs down and Sarah Jones’ feminist hip-hop song is back on the air after 15 months of legal battles.
Law enforcement crackdowns on terrorist activities are said to have given criminally violent anti-choice protesters pause. But a lull in the violence shouldn’t be mistaken for an end to such tactics. Third of four-part Roe v. Wade series.
After confessing to the murder of abortion provider Dr. Barnett Slepian, James C. Kopp is apparently gearing up for a trial defending his anti-abortion views. Supporters of clinic violence indicate they will rally in support.
The group Priests for Life is warning public schools of potential “legal liability” if the systems’ personnel refer students to health organizations such as Planned Parenthood or permit the organizations to provide sex education.
A Texas-based anti-choice group secretly recorded calls to Planned Parenthood clinics made ostensibly by a teen-ager pregnant by an older man. The clinics promised the caller confidentiality, and later were accused of covering up sexual abuse.