Ralph Lang was arrested in 2011 for plotting to kill a doctor at a Madison Planned Parenthood clinic after his gun went off in a local motel room. When police arrived at the motel, Lang told them that he intended “to lay out abortionists because they are killing babies.”
On Monday the Supreme Court agreed to consider whether a Massachusetts law that protects clinics and patients from harassment violates protesters’ First Amendment rights.
Ralph Lang’s lawyer, Eric Schulenberg, reportedly plans to ask what “constituted an actual attempt to kill someone.” During jury selection, Schulenberg drew an apparent parallel between the clinic plot and attempts to hunt wildlife.
Reproductive rights advocates scored a couple of victories last week while the Supreme Court considers the impact of allowing patents on human genetic material.
A ruling Friday finds conversations between Angel Dillard and Scott Roeder are confidential because Dillard was acting as a minister to Roeder in prison.
Don McKinney, who is representing the alleged stalker of South Wind Women’s Clinic Director Julie Burkhart, has had long-standing, public affiliations with radical anti-choice zealots like Army of God.
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.
Science trumps ideology in the emergency contraception decision. Meanwhile, the depths of the anti-choice domestic terror network in Kansas become clearer.
The failed nomination of Caitlin Halligan brought to attention the shared interests between anti-choice groups and the NRA.
As someone who has worked with abortion providers and defended clinics for many years, I have learned that the only way to prevent anti-abortion protesters (or, “antis”) from physically interfering with women (and their accompanying partners, relatives or friends) going into a clinic is by relying on our own efforts – and not laws.