1998 October 23

Dr. Barnett Slepian, Abortion Provider, Murdered by Anti-Abortion Fanatics


Dr. Barnett Slepian, an abortion provider in Amherst, New York (near Buffalo), was murdered by anti-abortion fanatics. He was the seventh person murdered by anti-abortion activists. For the murder of Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, Kansas, go to May 31, 2009.

Read: Carole Joffe, Dispatches from the Abortion Wars: The Costs of Fanaticism to Doctors, Patients, and the Rest of Us (2009)

Learn more about anti-abortion violence: http://www.prochoice.org/news/kit/violence.html

Learn more about “America’s Forgotten Terrorism:” http://www.adl.org/combating-hate/domestic-extremism-terrorism/c/anti-abortion-violence-americas-forgotten-terrorism-1.html

Read: James Risen and Judy Thomas, Wrath of Angels: The American Abortion War (1998)

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