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September-01-95

New England Journal of Medicine Steps Up Security

After receiving an angry fax from Operation Rescue activist Terry Randall, the New England Journal of Medicine has tightened security at its Boston-based offices. Randall sent the fax in response to a study published in the Journal and written by Dr. Richard Hausknecht which found that a combination of two commonly available medicines can induce abortions. In the fax, Randall claimed that the study was "Nazi-like" and warned the doctors involved that, "when abortion is made illegal again, you will be hunted down and tried for genocide" (Reuter 9/1). The Massachusetts Medical Society, which owns the journal, and Hausknecht have also hired more security.

Media Resources: Reuter Information Service