Thou Shalt Not Kill

With three pops of a handgun, two men who did not seem destined to co-star in a national morality play suddenly became fused in violence

On what was to be his last morning, Dr. David Gunn, 47, woke up in a good mood. "He was happier than I'd seen him in a long time," says Paula Leonard, his girlfriend, in whose apartment he stayed when he came to Pensacola. He did so regularly, another stop on his 1,000-mile, six-day-a-week schedule of performing abortions at seven clinics in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Gunn had reason to feel depressed: in the middle of an acrimonious divorce, he virtually lived out of his white Buick Skylark and encountered antiabortion protests and threats nearly everywhere he practiced. Paula remembers marveling...

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