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September-11-95

Anti-abortion "Terrorist" Sentenced to Twenty Years

A Federal judge sentenced Shelley Shannon to twenty years in prison Friday. Shannon had earlier pled guilty to charges of attacking six abortion clinics. She begins serving the term after she finishes a previous ten year term which she received for shooting and wounding a doctor outside a Wichita abortion clinic in 1993. Judge Redden commented during sentencing, "Though I am loath to call anyone a terrorist, you are a terrorist."

Media Resources: New York Times, Sept. 9, 1995 - A7