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Abortion docs say ‘wanted’ posters are bait for their murder

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“Wanted” posters are giving abortion doctors in North Carolina something to be concerned about.

CBS News reports that Operation Save America is responsible for putting up Wanted posters with the faces of abortion doctors. One flyer even cites a home address.

“It doesn’t say ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ but the implications are clearly there,” said one doctor who wished to remain anonymous.

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“These ‘Wanted’ posters are a call for my murder,” the doctor told CBS News.

“The posters are meant to call for my murder by that borderline person,” said the doctor. “They are putting out the bait, they are putting out the message, the call, and hope that somebody will respond.”

In the 1990s several doctors were killed after appearing on Wanted posters. In 1993, Dr. David Gunn and Dr. George Patterson were murdered. A year later, Dr. John Britton was also shot and killed.

An assassination attempt was made on Dr. George Tiller’s life in 1993. Tiller was later killed by an abortion activist in 2009.

But Flip Benham, the founder of Operation Save America, denies that the posters invite violence.

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“If you read the writing in there, it’s wanted by Christ,” he said. “We want them to meet Jesus.”

In 2002, a US Appeals Court ruled that Wanted posters were a violation of a federal law that makes it a crime to prevent people for having access to clinics.

But CBS News legal correspondent Jan Crawford says the 2002 ruling was for a limited area and doesn’t apply to the new Wanted posters.

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“It doesn’t affect the posters in Charlotte that are at issue now,” she said.

Katherine Spillar, executive vice president of Feminist Majority Foundation, has asked the Justice Department to investigate the new flyers.

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“We know what the pattern has been year after year,” said Spillar. “We need tough prosecution before more doctors are murdered.”

“I am always looking over my shoulder,” one doctor said. “I know they know my car. They know my face. They’ve been to my house. They’ve put these posters in my neighborhood. So yeah, I look over my shoulder.”

This video is from CBS News, broadcast Oct. 26, 2010.

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Ethics committee warns sitting federal judges not to affiliate with the Federalist Society

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On Wednesday, the Judicial Conference's Codes of Conduct Committee, a national panel of high-ranking federal judges responsible for policy-making on U.S. courts, released a draft advisory opinion warning federal judges against affiliating with the Federalist Society, one of the nation's foremost associations of conservative and libertarian lawyers.

The opinion also singled out the American Constitution Society (ACS), the Federalist Society's progressive counterpart.

"The Committee advises that formal affiliation with the ACS or the Federalist Society, whether as a member or in a leadership role, is inconsistent with Canons 1, 2, 4, and 5 of the Code," stated the opinion. "Official affiliation with either organization could convey to a reasonable person that the affiliated judge endorses the views and particular ideological perspectives advocated by the organization; call into question the affiliated judge's impartiality on subjects as to which the organization has taken a position; and generally frustrate the public's trust in the integrity and independence of the judiciary."

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Donald Trump’s Secretary of State apparently thinks Spanish is spoken in Lebanon

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The president of United States is often criticized for getting his facts wrong, especially when it comes to understanding the world.

Trump made up the country of "Nambia" while not knowing that Bhutan and Nepal (which he pronounced "nipple") are real countries. He said the country of Belgium "is a beautiful city" and once told the prime minister of India that the country does not share a border with China (their shared border is 2,500 miles).

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Jason Crow lays out the human cost of Trump’s Ukraine scheme — citing his military experience

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On the second day of the impeachment trial, Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), a veteran and one of the House impeachment managers, clearly laid out the risk that President Donald Trump's Ukraine scheme posed to human life — and drew from his own experience in the military.

"I know something about counter-battery radar," said Crow. "In 2005 I was an Army Ranger serving in a special operations task force in Afghanistan. We were at a remote operating base along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. And frequently, the insurgents that we were fighting would launch rockets and missiles onto our small base. But luckily we were provided with counter-battery radar. The 20, 30, 40 seconds before those rockets and mortars rained down on us, an alarm would sound, and we would run out from our tents and jump into our concrete bunkers and wait for the attack to end. This is not a theoretical exercise, and the Ukrainians know it."

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