US judges rule in favour of abortion “hit list”

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 07 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:818
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    Antiabortionists in the United States have won the right to run a website publicising the names and addresses of doctors who provide abortions to pregnant women.

    A three judge panel of a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled that a website called “The Nuremberg Files” which depicted severed limbs dripping blood and listed the names and addresses of abortion providers, crossing their names off after they were killed, was constitutionally protected. It threw out a $109m (£78m) damages award against militant abortion opponents (BMJ 1999;318:214, 415).

    The panel held …

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