Fear in the Land

The latest abortion-clinic killings -- and the support for them -- inspire new anxiety on both sides

Though John C. Salvi III -- the man charged with closing out 1994 by shooting up three abortion clinics, killing two people and wounding five others -- was under lock and key last week, the reverberations of his two-day rampage could be felt from coast to coast. In St. Louis, Missouri, the Reproductive Health Services clinic is purchasing an intercom so that the security guard posted outside can relay messages without having to open the front door. The Choices Women's Medical Center in New York City, which is already patrolled by armed guards, made plans to install a metal detector. Even...

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