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US doctors file lawsuit against antiabortionists

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 23 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:214
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    A civil lawsuit has been filed against several antiabortion groups in a Portland, Oregon, federal court by Planned Parenthood and a group of doctors who perform abortions.

    The suit has been brought under the 1994federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, which makes it illegal to use “force or threat of force” against anyone seeking or providing an abortion. The law allows clinics to seek unlimited …

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