Clinic escorts around the country say that antiabortion protesters are allowed great freedom, including physically touching, threatening, and lying to patients. It is imperative that protections for clinicians, patients, and health center property are expanded.
Maryland resident Richard Retta faces a $10,000 fine for FACE act violations.
The FACE Act exists simply to keep anti-choice extremists from using violence or other terrorist tactics against abortion clinics and patients. Anyone “pro-life” should oppose terrorism, so why are anti-choicers fighting FACE instead?
Six people have been accused of FACE Act violations so far during the Obama administration, compared to one case under the Bush administration.
A judge rules that a Philidelphia clinic cannot be sued for not letting activists physically touch patients, but does not allow the clinic to defend them, either.
Clinic violence and harassment has been increasing, and two men are charged this weekend in separate cases.
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Donald Hertz gets five years probation for FACE violations, including threatening abortion provider Dr. Warren Hern and his family.
Kansas has long been a hotbed of anti-choice protests stoked by a hard-right political climate and conservative religious views. But the prairie state is now home-base for the most radical elements of the movement.
Bart Stupak, now complaining about threats and harassment for his position on health reform, voted against the landmark 1994 Freedom to Access Clinic Entrances Act (FACE Act) that protects providers against harassment.