US abortion doctor shot deadBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7167.1174a (Published 31 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1174
- James Ciment
- New York
The murder last week of Dr Barnett Slepian, a New York obstetrician who had performed abortions as part of his work as a gynaecologist and obstetrician, has triggered a continent-wide investigation by police.
Dr Slepian, aged 51, was shot through his kitchen window last Friday night in front of several family members by a terrorist thought to be a Canadian man known to police as “the Remembrance Day sniper.” Remembrance Day (the Sunday nearest to 11 November, when services are held to commemorate the servicemen and servicewomen who died in …