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9/18/2007 - New Illinois Planned Parenthood Clinic Opening Blocked
The new Aurora, Illinois Planned Parenthood clinic has been forced to delay its anticipated September 18 opening....

9/26/2006 - Anti-Abortion Group Takes on Contraception
The Pro-Life Action League sponsored a conference this past weekend in Rosemont, Illinois, criticizing the use of birth control....

11/30/2005 - Supreme Court Hears Critical Cases to Stop Anti-Abortion Violence - Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President
Supreme Court Hears Critical Cases to Stop Anti-Abortion Violence Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President Washington, DC - After the United States Supreme Court heard arguments today in two related class action cases involving anti-abortion clinic violence and access to women's health clinics (Joseph Scheidler, et....

11/29/2005 - Supreme Court to Hear Two Cases to Stop Anti-Abortion Violence on Nov. 30
On Wednesday, November 30, at 10 am, Scheidler et al....

7/28/2005 - Anti-Abortion Extremist Loses Appeal on Child Molestation Charges
John Burt, an anti-abortion extremist, was taken into custody yesterday after losing an appeal of his conviction for molesting a 15-year-old girl who was in his care at his so-called home for "unwed" mothers, Our Fathers House....

6/30/2005 - Supreme Court to Re-hear Clinic Violence Case
The US Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it would hear for the third time a long-running case dealing with clinic violence....

5/24/2004 - Convicted Child Molester to be Released on Bond
John Burt, an anti-abortion extremist and convicted child molester, will be released on a $10,000 bond pending appeal of his conviction....

5/12/2004 - Anti-Abortion Extremist Sentenced to 18 Years for Child Molestation
Anti-abortion extremist John Burt was sentenced today to over 18 years in prison for molesting a 15-year-old girl....

2/26/2003 - Feminists Will Work to Keep Clinics Safe
Eleanor Smeal Vows to Keep Fighting Anti-Abortion Violence WASHINGTON, DC Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, promised to continue to defend womens reproductive health care clinics, despite the U.S....

2/26/2003 - Supreme Court Sides With Anti-Abortion Protestors
The US Supreme Court decided today 8-1 that abortion clinics could not be protected from forcible blockades by anti-abortion extremists under federal racketeering laws....

12/4/2002 - Supreme Court Hears Argument in Clinic Violence Case
The Supreme Court heard arguments today in NOW v Scheidler, a landmark case brought to curtail violence against womens reproductive health care centers....

11/15/2002 - Bankruptcy Bill Passes House Without Blocking Anti-Abortion Extremist Loophole
Early this morning, the House passed the Bankruptcy Reform Act, HR 333, a bill that already is bad for consumers and good for big business, without compromise language that would ban anti-abortion extremists from escaping legal judgments by declaring bankruptcy, the Associated Press reported today....

9/13/2002 - Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Again Balk At Bankruptcy Bill
A bill that is bad for consumers and good for big business is once again being held up by abortion politics, the Washington Post reported today....

7/29/2002 - Anti-abortion Lawmakers Stall Bankruptcy Bill
Despite what seemed like a sure thing, anti-abortion members of Congress refused at the last minute to agree to a provision in the long-debated bankruptcy bill that would have prevented anti-abortion extremists from declaring bankruptcy to avoid paying fines assessed for threats or perpetration of clinic violence....

7/26/2002 - Anti-abortion Extremists To Be Held Accountable In Bankruptcy Bill
In a victory for abortion-rights advocates, House and Senate negotiators agreed yesterday to include the Schumer-Hatch amendment in the bankruptcy bill that has been stalled in conference for about a year....

5/22/2002 - Women Members of Congress Urge Support for Bankruptcy Amendment
Led by Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), several women House members and abortion rights organizations including the Feminist Majority, National Abortion Rights and Action League, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, National Abortion Federation, the National Women's Law Center, and the National Organization for Women, gathered yesterday in support for the Schumer-Hatch amendment to the bankruptcy bill which would ensure that anti-abortion extremists cannot file for bankruptcy to avoid paying fines for threats and violence against abortion providers and family planning clinics....

4/22/2002 - Supreme Court to Review Pro-Choice Legal Victory
In a blow for advocates of safe and legal abortion, the Supreme Court today decided to review part of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision in NOW v Scheidler, the civil case where anti-abortion extremists were found to have conspired illegally to close womens reproductive health clinics, by using threats and extortionate acts against doctors, clinic employees and patients, in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)....

10/2/2001 - Anti-Abortion Extremists Suffer Major Court Defeat
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled unanimously in favor of National Organization for Women (NOW) in NOW v....

9/24/2001 - Priests for Life Director Asked to Step Down
In a possible attempt to distance the Catholic Church from militant anti-abortion groups, New York Cardinal Edward Egan has asked Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, to step down and resume his position at the Archdiocese of New York....

7/19/2000 - "Priests for Life" Supports Anti-Abortion Extremists
Fr....

7/18/2000 - Feminist Majority Foundation & Institute for Democracy Studies CAlls Attention to Priest for Life's Support of Violent Wing of Anti-Abortion Movement
Washington DC - As Priests for Life launches their anti-abortion electoral media campaign today, Feminist Majority Foundation and Institute for Democracy Studies together call attention to Fr....

7/17/1998 - Litigator, Clinic Plaintiff in NOW v. Scheidler Testify on Importance of
Arlington, VA -- On the heels of the landmark verdict of liability in NOW v....

7/17/1998 - Litigator, Clinic Plaintiff in NOW v. Scheidler Testify on Importance of RICO as Tool to Stop Clinic Violence
On the heels of the landmark verdict of liability in NOW v....

4/22/1998 - Anti-Abortion Extremists Refuse to Pay Damages
Anti-abortion extremists said they cannot afford the nearly $86,000 in damages they were ordered to pay two abortion clinics in the landmark case NOW vs....

4/21/1998 - Jury Finds for Clinics in NOW vs. Scheidler
A federal jury in Chicago, Illinois found Operation Rescue, the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League, the league's executive director Joseph Scheidler, and activists Andrew Scholber and Timothy Murphy guilty of violating the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute (RICO)....