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1995 Clinic Violence Survey Report

Table of Contents | Methodology | Key Findings | Violence Declines | Levels of Violence | Death Threats, Home Picketing, and Stalking | Decreases in Violence | One in Ten Clinics Lose Staff | One in Five Clinics Reported FACE Violations | Law Enforcement Response Improved | Levels of Violence Correlate with Law Enforcement Response | Legal Protectioins | Conclusions | Appendix A | Appendix B

APPENDIX B

State-by-State Analysis For Twelve States With Highest Levels of Anti-abortion Violence During the First Seven Months of 1995

Alabama

Four of the seven Alabama clinics received death threats. Three clinics received bomb threats. One clinic received an arson threat. Three clinics were vandalized. One clinic reported staff members had been picketed at home. Three clinics reported stalking. One clinic said staff had quit as a result of anti-abortion violence. Four clinics reported FACE violations. One clinic is protected by an injunction or buffer zone.

California

Only four out of forty-one clinics in California reported blockades. Three clinics faced invasions. Nine clinics received bomb threats. Two clinics experienced arson. Twelve clinics experienced vandalism. Four clinics reported home picketing. Four clinics reported death threats. One clinic reported gunfire. Two clinics reported violence-related staff resignations. Six clinics informed authorities of FACE violations. Six clinics said they were protected by buffer zones or injunctions.

Colorado

One of the five clinics in Colorado was invaded during the first seven months of 1995. A bomb threat was received by one clinic. Two clinics were vandalized. One clinic said staff experienced home picketing. Two clinics reported staff members had been stalked. Two clinics reported death threats. Two clinics lost staff as a result of violence. Two clinics told federal authorities of FACE violations. One clinic reported a suit for civil damages had been filed under FACE. Two clinics said they had buffer zones or injunctions.

Florida

Only one of twenty-four clinics in Florida reported blockades. One clinic received a bomb threat. One clinic was set on fire. Four clinics reported vandalism. Three clinics reported home picketing. Two clinics reported that staff members had been stalked. Four clinics received death threats. One clinic reported staff resignations as a result of clinic violence. Four clinics reported FACE violations. Buffer zones or injunctions are in place at nine clinics.

Kansas

One of the five Kansas clinics experienced arson. Two clinics were vandalized. Two clinics said staff were picketed at home. Two clinics reported stalking. Three clinics received death threats. One clinic informed federal authorities of FACE violations. One clinic reported a FACE civil suit had been filed. One clinic reported FACE criminal charges had been filed. One clinic has a buffer zone or injunction.

Massachusetts

Three of the five Massachusetts clinics reported bomb threats. One clinic reported home picketing. Staff members at two clinics were stalked. Death threats were received by three clinics. One clinic reported gunfire. One clinic reported staff members had quit as a result of anti-abortion violence. One clinic reported FACE violations. Five clinics are protected under an injunction.

North Carolina

Three out of the ten North Carolina clinics experienced blockades in the first seven months of 1995. Two received bomb threats. Four clinics were vandalized. Three clinics reported staff members had been picketed at home. Two clinics had staff members who had been stalked. Four clinics reported death threats. Four clinics told federal authorities of FACE violations. Two clinics reported FACE criminal charges had been filed. Two clinics are protected by buffer zones or injunctions.

North Dakota

The lone North Dakota clinic reported home picketing, death threats, and stalking. The clinic also reported FACE violations to federal officials. A buffer zone or injunction was in place at the clinic.

Oklahoma

One of the two clinics from Oklahoma in the sample was hit by a blockade. One clinic was vandalized. One clinic said staff were picketed at home. Staff members of one clinic were stalked.

Oregon

One of the five Oregon clinics reported a blockade. Two clinics were invaded. One clinic experienced vandalism. All five clinics reported picketing at the homes of staff members and physicians. One clinic reported death threats. One clinic reported staff had quit because of anti-abortion violence. FACE violations were reported at one clinic. One clinic reported FACE criminal charges had been filed. Four clinics have buffer zones or injunctions.

Texas

Only two out of seventeen Texas clinics experienced blockades. Four clinics reported invasions. Three received bomb threats. Four clinics were vandalized. Five clinics reported home picketing. Death threats were received by two clinics. One clinic reported gunfire. Two clinics said staff quit as a result of clinic violence. Three clinics reported FACE violations. Eight clinics are protected by buffer zones or injunctions.

Wisconsin

One clinic in Wisconsin was invaded, and one received a bomb threat. Four of the five clinics were vandalized. Three clinics reported home picketing. Three clinics said staff members had been stalked. Three clinics reported death threats. FACE violations were reported at two clinics. One clinic reported FACE criminal charges have been filed. Four clinics have buffer zones or injunctions.