Abortion: In Your Town, in Your Face

A radical pro-life group launches a summer assault, but its tactics draw fire

In Melbourne, Florida, the first sign of coming events was modest. On a lot across from the Aware Woman Center for Choice, which performs abortions, two portable toilets sprouted. They were put there by Operation Rescue, the militant pro-life organization that had bought the property in part to demonstrate near the clinic without violating a court-ordered buffer zone. Soon, locals knew, video cameras would appear -- toted by nearly every actor in the coming passion play: pro-lifers and pro-choicers taping each other, police taping both and TV-news teams taping everybody. "There's probably more money spent on camera equipment than anything else,"...

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