Clinic Nurse Emily Lyons Speaks Out Against Bombing

Emily Lyons, a clinic nurse and counselor who was seriously injured in the bombing of an Alabama abortion clinic, vowed that she would “not stay down.” During a press conference at the hospital where she is still a patient, Lyons said “I want everyone to know that this person survives. I will not stay down.”

Lyons claimed that the bombing accomplished nothing for anti-abortion extremists, and that the clinic is remains open and doctors and patients show up daily.

Lyons arrived at the clinic before it opened at the same time as Robert Sanderson, an off-duty police officer who worked as a clinic security guard. Sanderson was killed in the explosion. Lyons lost one eye, has a badly injured leg and has not yet regained sight in her second eye, which suffered serious damage.

Eric Robert Rudolph, a North Carolina man, has been charged with the bombing. The FBI has issued a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Call 1-888-ATF-BOMB with information regarding the bombing.

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AP - March 2, 1998

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