The attorney of a pastor accused of handing out “wanted” posters for a Wichita clinic operator says the pastor is protected by the First Amendment.
The Department of Justice wants a federal appeals court to consider whether a letter promising explosives under an abortion provider’s car should be protected by the First Amendment.
A federal judge concluded that Angel Dillard’s letter to abortion provider Dr. Mila Means, which warned Means she should check her car for explosives, is protected speech, demonstrating the challenges in keeping clinics, staff, and patients safe.
A flurry of legal activity over state-level abortion restrictions occupied much of the federal court’s attention last week.
The convicted killer of Dr. George Tiller will serve 45 days in solitary confinement after making threats against the director of a newly opened abortion clinic in Wichita.
The Kansas Department of Corrections is treating the recording between Scott Roeder, the convicted murderer of Dr. George Tiller, and Army of God member David Leach as a serious threat.
A ruling Friday finds conversations between Angel Dillard and Scott Roeder are confidential because Dillard was acting as a minister to Roeder in prison.
As reproductive rights supporters in Wichita celebrate the recent opening of Southwind Women’s Care Center, they also brace themselves for a new round of anti-choice terrorist actions.
Papers filed in court by the U.S. Department of Justice reveal that a Kansas county jail inmate has asserted that Angel Dillard, a known anti-choice domestic terrorist, asked him last year to firebomb the home of Dr. Mila Means.
Last week brought a mixed bag of decisions for reproductive justice advocates.