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Anti-Abortion Forces Harass LA Clinics

Operation Rescue West, the antiabortion group, has launched a week-long campaign in Los Angeles, CA for the duration of the Democratic National Convention to protest against reproductive rights. Their schedule not only includes picketing outside of the convention but also at an interfaith convocation sponsored by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice as well as daily protests at a Los Angeles abortion clinic. Anti-abortion activists began circling the site of the Democratic National Convention this past Saturday, armed with poster-sized pictures of so-called aborted fetuses. There have already been incidents reported at the LA clinic where anti-choice protesters were standing 4 feet from the clinic entrance using bullhorns to harass patients and clinic staff who were attempting to enter the facility.

Sources:

Operation Rescue West, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, AP - 12 August 2000 and Feminist Majority Foundation

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