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ABORTION CLINIC VIOLENCE

OVERSIGHT HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
CIVIL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-NINTH CONGRESS

FIRST AND SECOND SESSION

ON

ABORTION CLINIC VIOLENCE

MARCH 6, 12, AND APRIL 3, 1985; AND DECEMBER 17, 1986

Serial No. 115

soby

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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WASHINGTON : 1987

For sale by the Superint

U.S. Government

nt of Documents, Congressional Salam

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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

PETER W. RODINO, JR., New Jersey, Chairman JACK BROOKS, Texas

HAMILTON FISH, JR., New York ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin CARLOS J. MOORHEAD, California DON EDWARDS, California

HENRY J. HYDE, Ilinois JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

THOMAS N. KINDNESS, Ohio JOHN F. SEIBERLING, Ohio

DAN LUNGREN, California ROMANO L. MAZZOLI, Kentucky

F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR., WILLIAM J. HUGHES, New Jersey

Wisconsin MIKE SYNAR, Oklahoma

BILL McCOLLUM, Florida PATRICIA SCHROEDER, Colorado

E. CLAY SHAW, JR., Florida DAN GLICKMAN, Kansas

GEORGE W. GEKAS, Pennsylvania BARNEY FRANK, Massachusetts

MICHAEL DEWINE, Ohio GEO. W. CROCKETT, JR., Michigan

WILLIAM E. DANNEMEYER, California CHARLES E. SCHUMER, New York

HANK BROWN, Colorado BRUCE A. MORRISON, Connecticut

PATRICK L. SWINDALL, Georgia
EDWARD F. FEIGHAN, Ohio

HOWARD COBLE, North Carolina
LAWRENCE J. SMITH, Florida
HOWARD L. BERMAN, California
RICK BOUCHER, Virginia
HARLEY O. STAGGERS, JR., West Virginia
JOHN BRYANT, Texas

M. ELAINE MIELKE, General Counsel
ARTHUR P. ENDRES, Jr., Staff Director
ALAN F. COFFEY, Jr., Associate Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON CIVIL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

DON EDWARDS, California, Chairman
ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR.,
JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

Wisconsin
PATRICIA SCHROEDER, Colorado

MICHAEL DEWINE, Ohio
CHARLES E. SCHUMER, New York

WILLIAM E. DANNEMEYER, California
CATHERINE A. LEROY, Counsel
ALAN M. SLOBODIN, Associate Counsel

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Hearings Held:
March 6, 1985........................
March 12, 1985... ---
April 3, 1985.......... ---
December 17, 1986.....

WITNESSES

Abbotts, Carla, San Francisco, CA................................................................................
Prepared statement...................... ----------
Babbott, Dr. Joan, executive director, Planned Parenthood of Connecticut,
Inc., New Haven, CT....................................................................................................
Prepared statement.................................................................................................
Bannecker, Mary, administrator, Northeast Women's Center, Philadelphia,
PA

Calder, Diane, Hobe Sound, FL.....................................................................................
Copelon, Rhonda, associate professor, CUNY Law School at Queens College,
New York, NY...
Prepared statement.......................
Gardner, Stephen, assistant attorney general, Office of the Attorney General
of Texas.....
Prepared statement...........
Gillespie, Ann, Fort Worth, TX ---
Gooding, Karen, Bowie, MD...........................................................................................
Go. Heather, director of community education, Hillcrest Clinics, Norfolk,

Prepared statement.................................................................................................
Hartnett, Daniel M., Deputy Associate Director, Office of Law Enforcement,
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms...
Prepared statement......................................................................................
Higgins, Stephen E., Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, U.S.
Department of the Treasury......................................................................................
Prepared statement ..........................
King, Jeannie Roff, Gaithersburg, MD.

Menasche, Ann E., San Francisco, CA.
Prepared statement........................................................................
Scheidler, Joseph M., executive director, Pro-Life Action League

Prepared statement......................................................................... ---
Stubblefield, Dr. Philip, chief of obstetrics and gynecology, Mount Aubur
Hospital, and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Harvard
Medical School.....
Prepared statement .................................................................................................
Swagerty, Jack E., Assistant Chief Postal Inspector, Criminal Investigations,
U.S. Postal Inspection Service..................
Prepared statement ...............
Taylor, Joy R., Portland, OR
Prepared statement....................
Taylor, Katherine J., Portland, OR..... ----
Prepared statement................
Toensing, Victoria, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division,
U.S. Department of Justice........................................................................................
Prepared statement........
Weatherman, Angel, SD.................................................................................................
Webster, William H., Director, Federal Bureau of Inves n, U.S. Depart-
ment of Justice...

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Webster, William H., Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Depart-
ment of Justice-Continued

Prepared statement
Whipple, Beverly, executive director, Feminist Women's Health Center,
Yakima, WA............

Prepared statement

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Baird, Bill, prepared statement, April 1985.......
Hern, Dr. Warren M., director, Boulder Abortion Clinic, prepared statement,

February 25, 1985...
Green, Hon. Bill, Member of Congress, prepared statement, March 6, 1985
Maloney, Betty, prepared statement, March 20, 1985
Investigative Guidelines, Title XI, Organized Crime Control Act, Regulation

of Explosives.....
Wattleton, Faye, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.,

letter to Attorney General Edwin Meese III, May 16, 1985..
Trott, Stephen S., Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. De-

partment of Justice, letter to Faye Wattleton, September 30, 1985..
Edwards, Hon. Don, letter to Director Stephen E. Higgins, November 21, 1985.
Higgins, Stephen E., Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms,

letter to Hon. Don Edwards, December 11, 1985.
Edwards, Hon. Don, letter to Assistant Attorney General William Bradford

Reynolds, December 2, 1985...
Edwards, Hon. Don, letter to Deputy Assistant Attorney General Victoria

Toensing, December 2, 1985.
Brady, Phillip D., Acting Assistant Attorney General, letter to Hon. Don

Edwards, December 17, 1985....
Toensing, Victoria, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, letter to Hon. Don

Edwards, January 24, 1986...
Reynolds, William Bradford, Assistant Attorney General, letter to Hon. Don

Edwards, January 28, 1986....
Trott, Stephen S., Assistant Attorney General, letter to Hon. Don Edwards,

May 14, 1986..
Edwards, Hon. Don, letter to Director William H. Webster, May 29, 1986......
Webster, William H., Director, FBI, letter to Hon. Don Edwards, July 24, 1986
Dillon, Denis, district attorney, Nassau County, press release, September 5,

1985.
Long Island Coalition for Life, letter, August 19, 1985.
Dillon, Denis, district attorney, Nassau County, letter to Judith Haasis, execu-

tive director, Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, Inc., September 18,

1985..
Michelman, Kate, executive director, National Abortion Rights Action League,

prepared statement, December 17, 1986..
Wisman, Rosann, executive director, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan

Washington, DC, Inc., letter to Hon. Don Edwards, January 23, 1987
National Abortion Federation, Incidents of Reported Violence Toward Abor-

tion Providers.........
National Abortion Federation, Reported Incidents of Arson and Bombings,

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American Medical Association, Violence Against Medical Facilities, resolution

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