One Doctor Down, How Many More?

Prey to harassment, arson and now murder, abortion clinics are easy targets for militants

WHEN SHE HEARD LAST WEEK that a doctor had been gunned down outside an abortion clinic in Florida, B.J. Isaacson-Jones was shaken -- but not surprised. At the St. Louis, Missouri, clinic where she is president, staff members always vary their routes home from work. Mail is opened only by employees trained by a bomb and arson squad to detect suspicious envelopes or packages. "Those of us providing abortion services feel very vulnerable," she says. Even more so since December 1991, when a man in a ski mask opened fire with a sawed-off shotgun at a clinic in Springfield, Missouri. Two...

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