Dr. Warren Hern, the Colorado doctor who performs later abortions and is under attack by a Congressional subcommittee, published a full-page newspaper ad in the Denver Post recently. In it, he accuses the committee of harassment and reminds them of murders committed by “anti-abortion fanatics,” as he put it. One…
A judge has ruled Robert Lewis Dear, who killed three people and wounded nine at a Planned Parenthood in November 2015, incompetent to stand trial for the second time. Judge Gilbert Martinez first deemed Dear incompetent in May; at the time, Dear responded by calling the judge a “filthy animal.”
Each year, the National Abortion Federation, an association representing abortion providers, releases statistics on violence, harassment and death threats against their members. In a normal year, those numbers are depressing and terrifyingly high. But 2015 was not a normal year. It was worse.