US court finds antiabortionists guilty of violent threatsBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7349.1297/b (Published 01 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1297
- Fred Charatan
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 …