Last week, an unknown assailant or assailants sent letters claiming to contain the deadly bacterium anthrax to abortion clinics and women’s health centers across the nation.
A postal inspector reported that at least 14 letters were postmarked in Lexington, Kentucky. Like similar threats sent to clinics last October, initial test indicate that this recent round of threats may also be hoaxes.
Clinics in the District of Columbia, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Manchester, N.H.; Rapid City, S.D.; Asheville, N.C.; Charleston, S.C., and Sioux Falls, S.D. received letters last Thursday, and targets in Des Moines, I.A.; Birmingham, AL and several cities in Vermont received letters on Friday.