1993 March 10

Dr. David Gunn, Abortion Provider, Murdered

 

OB/GYN physician Dr. David Gunn, of Pensacola, Florida, was fatally shot on this day during a protest by anti-abortion activists. He had been the subject of “Wanted”-style posters distributed by Operation Rescue, a leading anti-abortion group at that time. Michael F. Griffin was found guilty of Gunn’s murder and was sentenced to life in prison. Gunn’s death was the first of several murders of abortion clinic doctors or staff. See, for example, the murder of Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, Kansas, on May 31, 2009.

Learn more about Dr. Gunn and his murder here.

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

Learn more at a timeline on abortion clinic violence here.

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