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,"...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!