Who is Troy Newman?
Troy Newman is the president of Operation Rescue, the president of Pro-Life Nation, which operates Abortiondocs.org, and a founding board member of the so-called Center for Medical Progress, which produced the debunked videos falsely accusing Planned Parenthood of illegal activities. Read more.
Anti-abortion violence isn’t occurring in a vacuum. Abortion providers are harassed, intimidated, and terrorized with WANTED-style posters around their homes, schools, and places of worship. Abortion providers are personally harassed and threatened at 51.9% of abortion clinics. Read more.
Act now to call on the House Select Panel investigating abortion providers to redirect its focus to anti-abortion violence or to disband.
Increasing Threats against Abortion Providers
Targeted threats and intimidation of abortion providers has nearly doubled over four years. The percentage of clinics impacted by targeted threats and intimidation has increased from 26.6% of clinics in 2010 to 51.9% in 2014. In the past, an increase in threat levels has preceded an increase in the violence level.
For over four decades abortion providers throughout the United States have been under attack. There have been thousands of violent incidents including blockades, invasions, chemical attacks, arsons, bombings, death threats, sniper attacks, and cold-blooded murder. Since 1993, 12 abortion providers, first responders, patient supporters, and volunteers have been murdered by anti-abortion extremists; 30 others have been wounded, some critically.