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Antiabortionists ordered to pay $108m for threats of violence

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7181.415 (Published 13 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:415
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    A coalition of abortion protesters in Portland, Oregon, has been ordered by a jury of four men and four women to pay $107.9m (£67.4m) in damages to Planned Parenthood, the Portland Feminist Women's Health Center, and a group of doctors.

    The identities of the jurors in the federal court were shielded amid tight security. The doctors had filed a civil lawsuit because of threats made against them on an internet website called “the Nuremberg Files” and by “Deadly Dozen” wanted posters containing their …

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