Justice Department Takes Action Against Threatening Website
Lawsuit Calls for Removal of Threats to Abortion Providers
Tuesday the Justice Department asked a judge to force an anti-abortion extremist to remove postings to his website, which threaten an abortion provider in Pennsylvania. The site publishes violent threats against abortion providers as well as their names, addresses, and photographs.
Federal prosecutors say the postings violate the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act.
“This type of intimidation and scare tactic, regardless of one’s beliefs or religious convictions, simply cannot be condoned,” U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan said in a statement. “Using a public forum, such as the Internet, to incite and instruct people to kill is tantamount to a form of domestic terrorism.”