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8/1/2013 - Judge Rules Church Can Protect Funds From Abuse Settlements
Federal Judge Rudolph T Randa issued a ruling this Wednesday that the Archdiocese of Milwaukee can legally prevent $57 million from going to settlements in the church's ongoing sexual abuse scandals by transferring the funds into a trust fund designed for the upkeep and maintenance of Milwaukee Catholic cemeteries....

10/18/2007 - Imus Likely to Return to Airwaves
Don Imus, the radio host forced off the air in April for using a racist and sexist slur when describing the Rutgers women�s basketball team, is expected to announce that he will begin to broadcast with the largest talk radio station in the country, WABC....

7/17/2007 - Update: Anti-Abortion Protestors Target Birmingham and Wichita
Anti-abortion protestors have gathered in both Birmingham, Alabama and Wichita, Kansas to target women's health and abortion clinics....

7/13/2007 - Anti-Abortion Activists Descend on Birmingham and Wichita
Birmingham, Alabama and Wichita, Kansas are the targets of protests by anti-abortion groups this weekend....

5/16/2007 - Convicted Abortion Clinic Bomber Harasses Victims From Jail
Eric Robert Rudolph, sentenced to life in prison in 2005 for four bombings -- including bombings of abortion clinics in Atlanta and Birmingham -- has recently taunted his victims from jail using Internet postings....

8/23/2005 - Rudolph Sentenced for Atlanta Bombings
Anti-abortion extremist Eric Robert Rudolph was sentenced yesterday to four consecutive life terms in prison plus 120 years without parole for bombings of an abortion clinic, a lesbian and gay nightclub, and the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta....

7/19/2005 - Anti-Abortion Extremist Rudolph Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole
Eric Robert Rudolph was sentenced to two life sentences without parole on Monday for the 1998 bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama women's health clinic, which killed an off-duty police officer and critically injured a nurse....

4/14/2005 - Eric Robert Rudolph Pleads Guilty to Bombings: Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation
Arlington, VA The Department of Justice on Friday announced that Eric Robert Rudolph was pleading guilty to all four of the bombings he is accused of committing, including the bombings of abortion clinics in Atlanta and Birmingham....

4/12/2005 - Eric Robert Rudolph to Plead Guilty to Bombings
The Department of Justice on Friday announced that Eric Robert Rudolph was pleading guilty to all four of the bombings he is accused of committing, including the bombings of abortion clinics in Atlanta and Birmingham....

3/14/2005 - Anti-Abortion Extremist Eric Rudolph Could Face Death Penalty if Convicted
US District Court Judge C Lynwood Smith ruled that anti-abortion extremist Eric Robert Rudolph could be tried under a federal arson law, which would allow him to face the death penalty if convicted....

1/31/2005 - Study Reveals Discrimination in Contracts Granted by New York City
Last week, New York City Council members released the results of a study which determined that the city has not been granting a fair amount of contracts to women- and minority-owned businesses....

6/25/2004 - Trial of Alleged Clinic Bomber Delayed Until 2005
The trial of alleged abortion clinic bomber Eric Robert Rudolph will be delayed until 2005....

12/11/2003 - IL: Group Pushes to Clear Rape Kit Backlog
A group of women in Chicago has banded together to address a mounting backlog of untested rape kits at the Illinois State Police Crime Lab....

9/26/2003 - Judge Upholds $115 Million Judgment Against Rudolph
A judge upheld a $115 million judgment against Eric Robert Rudolph for maiming an abortion clinic nurse in a 1998 bombing....

8/15/2003 - Rudolph to Pay $115M for AL Clinic Bombing
Jefferson County Circuit Judge Helen Shores Lee on Wednesday awarded Emily Lyons, the nurse who was seriously injured in the 1998 Birmingham abortion clinic bombing, and her husband Jeff, $115 million in damages....

8/11/2003 - Birmingham Clinic Bombing Victim Sues Rudolph for $110M
Emily Lyons, the nurse who was seriously injured in the 1998 Birmingham abortion clinic bombing, is suing bomb suspect Eric Robert Rudolph for $110 million in damages....

7/30/2003 - Rudolph Trial Delayed Until 2004
A federal judge has delayed the trial of Eric Robert Rudolph, a suspect in bombings of two abortion clinics, a lesbian and gay nightclub, and Centennial Park in Atlanta during the 1996 Olympics, until 2004....

7/15/2003 - Delay Sought for Rudolph Trial
Federal prosecutors earlier this month filed a motion to delay the trial date of Eric Rudolph, seeking additional time to review evidence and submit the case to the Justice Department for death penalty authorization, reported the Birmingham News....

7/7/2003 - Alleged Rudolph Accomplice Expects Indictment
An anti-abortion activist who in February fired a shotgun into an abortion clinic faces a possible indictment for helping anti-abortion extremist and bombing suspect Eric Robert Rudolph escape capture....

6/3/2003 - Eric Robert Rudolph to be tried for abortion clinic bombing in Alabama first
Eric Robert Rudolph will appear in court in Birmingham, AL today where he is expected to enter a plea....

6/2/2003 - Eric Robert Rudolph Captured in Murphy, North Carolina
Eric Robert Rudolph, suspected bomber of two abortion clinics, a gay nightclub, and Centennial Park in Atlanta during the 1996 Olympics, was captured without incident early Saturday morning in Murphy, NC....

3/21/2002 - FBI Scales Back Search for Anti-Abortion Terrorist
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced plans to scale back its search for anti-abortion terrorist Eric Robert Rudolph, suspected in the 1998 bombing of the Birmingham New Woman All Woman abortion clinic, the 1997 bombing of an Atlanta lesbian night club, and the 1996 Olympic Park bombing....

3/19/2002 - Army of God Letters Promise Continued Use of Anti-Abortion Violence
The Southeast Bomb Task Force, which includes agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is investigating two letters claiming to be from the Army of God that expressed support for clinic bomber Eric Robert Rudolph and promised to continue using lethal force against abortion clinics and providers....

10/16/2001 - Anthrax Threats Hit Over 170 Abortion Clinics Nationwide
FMF Urges Abortion Providers to be on Highest Alert ARLINGTON, VAOver 170 abortion clinics and doctors' offices in 14 states and the District of Columbia have received threatening letters claiming to contain anthrax....

9/25/2001 - A Visit to Ground Zero
Special Message from Margaret Moore, NCWP Assistant Director After witnessing first hand the devastation and aftermath of the most horrific acts of terrorism this country has ever experienced, the events of September 11th will forever remain totally incomprehensible. New York Police Department Sergeant Carey Policastro escorted me to "ground zero" at the base of the remains of the World Trade Center, New York City....