Violence at abortion clinics has been down since George Tiller was murdered in 2009, and part of the reason may be that the Obama administration is doing more to prosecute anti-choice protesters who break the law. Some say the FBI could have prevented Tiller's death if Scott Roeder had been investigated more thoroughly, but under the Bush administration, the federal goverment generally didn't do much to stop harassment outside clinics. During Bush's tenure, the Jutice Department only filed one case against a protester who violated the Freedom of Accesss to Clinic Entrances Act or FACE Act. Since Obama has been in office, the Department's civil rights division has already filed eight cases.
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