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  Abortion Worker Shootings

Since 1977, there have been more than 1,700 attacks against abortion providers, according to the National Abortion Federation. Following are recent shooting victims.


1998
Oct. 23
Amherst, N.Y.:Physician Barnett Slepian, 52, was shot and killed in his house. The bullet was fired through the kitchen window.

1997
Oct. 28
New York:A doctor whom police did not identify by name was shot in the shoulder while sitting in his home in northern New York.
1996
Nov. 12
Vancouver:Physician Jack Fainman was shot in the right shoulder by a bullet that came through the back window of his home.
1995
Nov 10
Ancaster, Ontario:Physician Hugh Short was shot while watching television in his home. The bullet was fired through a second-floor window and shattered his elbow.
1994
Dec. 30
Brookline, Mass:Receptionists Lee Ann Nichols, 38, and Shannon Lowney, 25, were killed in a clinic. John C. Salvi III, who opened fire in two clinics and was convicted in the deaths, later committed suicide in his prison cell.

Nov. 8
Vancouver:Physician Garson Romalis was shot in the leg in his home. Romalis was eating breakfast when the bullet was fired through the back window.

July 29
Pensacola, Fla.:Physician John Britton, 69, and volunteer security escort Jim Barrett were shot and killed outside the Ladies Center.

1993
March 10
Pensacola, Fla.:Physician David Gunn was shot in the back and killed outside a clinic in Pensacola.

Aug. 19
Wichita, Kan.:Physician George Tiller, 52, was shot once in each arm outside the Women's Health Care Services.

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