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3/14/1996 - New Trials May Provide Women Access to RU 486
On Wednesday (3-13), Abortion Rights Mobilization president Lawrence Lader announced that the group has filed a request with the Food and Drug Administration to begin tests of a copy of the French abortion pill RU 486....

3/14/1996 - Clinic Gunman Salvi's Trial Goes to Jury
After a prosecution rebuttal to the defense insanity plea, both sides in the murder trial of abortion clinic gunman John Salvi rested Wednesday....

3/14/1996 - Women Not Impressed by Rhetoric in Primary Campaign
According to an article by Reuter Information Service, Republican women are unhappy with presidential candidate's Bob Dole's hardened stance on abortion and with the aggressive tone of the battle for nomination....

3/13/1996 - Press Conference Held on RU 486
On Wednesday morning (3-13), longtime reproductive rights champion Lawrence Lader held a press conference in New York regarding the French abortion pill, RU 486....

3/13/1996 - Expert for the Prosecution Says Clinic Gunman is Sane
In the murder trial of abortion clinic gunman John Salvi, a state psychiatrist called by the prosecution testified that Salvi is sane and does not suffer from the delusions that are characteristic of paranoid schizophrenia....

3/13/1996 - Cut in Foreign Aid Will Jeopardize Womens Health
A group of population organizations issued a study last week outlining the effects of a new law that deeply cuts U.S....

3/12/1996 - Salvi Defense Calls Last Witness
In the murder trial of abortion clinic gunman John Salvi, the defense called its last witness Monday (3-11) and was expected to finish presenting evidence Tuesday....

3/12/1996 - Spending Bill Debated in Senate
On Monday, the Senate discussed a spending bill designed to avoid a federal shutdown when dozens of Cabinet departments run out of money on March 15....

3/11/1996 - Abortion Issue Divides Republican Party
A New York Times article Sunday (3-10) explored the discrepancy between the Republican party's position against abortion and the positions of individual Republicans....

3/9/1996 - Anti-Abortion Riders Attached to Continuing Resolution
On Thursday, the House approved a bill to temporarily avoid federal default....

3/9/1996 - Relatives Testify Salvi was Listless Before Clinic Shootings
According to defense witnesses, John Salvi was distant and robot-like in the days before he shot and killed two and wounded five others at two Brookline, Massachusetts abortion clinics....

3/7/1996 - Lawmakers Announce Bill Repealing Internet Gag Rule on Abortion
At a press conference on Wednesday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers announced their plan to introduce a bill that would repeal a provision of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 which makes it a crime to provide information about abortion on the Internet....

3/5/1996 - Anti-Choice Measures Rejected in Virginia
In a setback for antiabortion forces in Richmond, the Virginia House of Delegates defeated a measure Monday to make the killing of a fetus a criminal act of murder....

3/5/1996 - Defense Witnesses Say Salvi Heard Voices
In the abortion clinic murder trial of John Salvi, defense witness Dr....

3/4/1996 - Buchanans Supporters Want to Ban Abortion
According to a new CNN-TIME Election Monitor, a clear majority of Pat Buchanans supporters want the Republican platform to include a call for a constitutional amendment to ban abortion....

3/4/1996 - Defense Pursues Insanity Defense in Abortion Clinic Murder Trial
Forensic psychiatrist Dr....

3/1/1996 - Witnesses for Defense Describe Salvis Church Outburst
The defense called former New Hampshire state Sen....

3/1/1996 - Republican Congress Changes Strategy after Winter Break
According to the American Political Network, the Republican Congress that reconvenes Tuesday after a winter break will follow a strategy that is "far less aggressive" than last sessions 100-day "forced march" centered around the "Contract with America." House Speaker Newt Gingrich and GOP leaders are reportedly moving on a "more patient agenda with fewer issues, instead of trying to change the political landscape in one swoop." One intention is to introduce a new batch of spending bills stripped of the social riders on abortion and other issues that last year were political "flash points" with the White House and Democratic leaders....

2/29/1996 - Antiabortion Activists Taken into Custody in Virginia
Two antiabortion activists, Rae Powell and Carol McAdoo, were taken into custody Wednesday after refusing to answer some questions of a federal grand jury investigating abortion clinic violence....

2/28/1996 - Prosecutors Rest in Salvi Case; Defense Tries to Show Evidence of Schizophrenia
On Tuesday, prosecutors rested their case in the murder trial of John Salvi, accused of murdering two women in an attack on two abortion clinics in Brookline, Mass....

2/27/1996 - Salvi Script Shows Motivation, Delusions of Grandeur
Shortly before attacking two abortion clinics and killing two people, John Salvi portrayed himself as a rebel combating an evil, anti-Christian cabal in a skit he wrote....

2/27/1996 - Abortion Clinic Violence Investigated
A federal investigation into violence against abortion clinics will convene next week in Norfolk, VA....

2/26/1996 - Buchanan Appeals to Foes of Homosexuality, Immigration and Big Government in Fundraising
According to Pat Buchanans recent direct-mail fundraising letter, theres a "bloody assault" on the GOPs stand against abortion, and "liberals in our party are already demanding the addition of a homosexual rights plank in the next Republican platform." Pitched to those who fear recognition for gays, immigrants, and "renegade" federal judges, Buchanans fundraising letters offer believers an opportunity to fill out a petition called the "1996 Republican Platform Demand" and send it along with a donation....

2/23/1996 - Witnesses Testify Against Salvi in Abortion Clinic Murder Trial
Two prosecution witnesses testified Thursday that they watched accused abortion-clinic gunman John Salvi engaged in target practice at extremely close range on the day before the December 1994 attacks on two Brookline, Mass....

2/20/1996 - Court Upholds Injunction Against Abortion Protester
In a unanimous opinion Friday, a federal appeals court upheld a permanent injunction issued last March by U.S....