Saturday, June 23, 2007

Anti-choice terrorist gets another life sentence

James Kopp, a religiously motivated terrorist, is already serving a sentence of 25 years to life in the U.S. for the murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian in 1998. He is also a suspect in four non-fatal shootings. Now James Kopp has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for violating the FACE act and another ten years for using a firearm to do violence.

FACE stands for Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances. It was passed during the term of U.S. President Clinton in 1994. FACE prohibits the use of "force, threat of force or physical obstruction" to prevent someone from providing or receiving reproductive health care services.

According to National Abortion Federation statistics,
The very visible prosecution and conviction of anti-abortion extremists like Kopp along with the enforcement of the FACE Act have led to a decrease in major acts of violence against abortion providers.

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