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State sues Jamaica abortion protesters

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing 14 people, including two women with ties to a Woodhaven church, over allegations that they have repeatedly blocked or obstructed access to a Jamaica clinic that provides medical services to women including abortions.

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State AG sues to protect patients, staff of Queens women’s health facility

“I have been on the front lines of this struggle for women’s rights and women’s freedom for nearly 50 years,” she said in a statement. “I have endured bomb threats, death threats, multiple evictions and the maiming and murder of colleagues and friends. And I am still here because I made a vow to my […]

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NY attorney general sues anti-abortion groups for harassing patients outside Queens clinic

“The law guarantees women the right to control their own bodies and access the reproductive health care they need, without obstruction,” Schneiderman said. “We’ll do what it takes to protect those rights for women across New York.”

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New York Just Took The First Steps In Ending Abortion Clinic Harassment

This is a major win for abortion access. Schneiderman said in a statement, “The law guarantees women the right to control their own bodies and access the reproductive health care they need, without obstruction. We’ll do what it takes to protect those rights for women across New York.”

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AG Schneiderman sues pro-life protesters who harass patients at women’s clinic in Queens

The state’s top law enforcement officer is asking a federal judge for an injunction against pro-life protesters who harass patients and spew death threats at supporters and staff at a women’s clinic in Queens.

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Pro-life protesters threatened to kill clinic patients, workers: suit

“The tactics used to harass and menace Choices’ patients, families, volunteers, and staff are not only horrifying – they’re illegal,” Schneiderman said in a statement.

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Merle Hoffman featured in NY Times Family Story

At 58, Ms. Hoffman adopted a 31/2-year-old girl from Russia. Friends greeted her with everything from shock to rage. “Some were like, ‘What are you, nuts? You’re too old!’” she recalled. “Some were supportive.

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