US court finds antiabortionists guilty of violent threats

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 01 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1297
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    A federal court in San Francisco has ruled that antiabortionists who distributed “Wanted” posters identifying doctors who performed abortions had illegally threatened the doctors.

    The defendants, two antiabortion organisations and a number of individuals, also listed doctors' names and addresses on a website they called “The Nuremberg Files.” The names of doctors who had been killed were lined through in black; the names of wounded doctors were highlighted in grey (BMJ 1999: 318;214).

    An earlier court ruling last year had upheld the rights of the antiabortion campaigners to run such …

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