WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY
August 16-17, 2000
volume 11, no. 142


NEWS for Wednesday-Thursday, August 16-17, 2000
ABORTION CLINIC EMPLOYEE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH PROTEST

LOS ANGELES, AUGUST 13 (ZENIT.org)

    In reaction to the Democratic National Convention, many pro-life groups are stepping up their peaceful protests of abortion clinics. Surprisingly, the first arrest by the Los Angeles Police Department was of an abortion clinic worker rather than a protester.

    When police arrived on the scene of Her Medical Clinic, they witnessed a clinic worker attacking Operation Rescue director Troy Newman who was demonstrating on the sidewalk. The clinic worker was charged with assault and battery.

    The attack and arrest occurred shortly after an Operation Rescue press conference about the peaceful protests that would be held. "It is ironic that this happened just minutes after we held a press conference contrasting the difference between our peaceful protests and other protest groups who use violence to get out their message. I can think of nothing that illustrates my point more clearly than this arrest and jailing of an abortion clinic worker for assault and battery," stated Newman. ZE00081321

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