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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 18, 2003
3:25 PM
CONTACT:  Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Colleen McCabe, 212-261-4729
Anti-Choice Terrorist James Kopp Convicted of Murder;
Statement of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
 
NEW YORK - March 18 - Following is a statement by Planned Parenthood Federation of America regarding the conviction of James Kopp:

The conviction of confessed terrorist and murderer James Kopp is a triumph for justice. Our thoughts are with Dr. Slepian's family and community. James Kopp's horrendous crime is a painful reminder of the threat posed by extremists who will go to any lengths to impose their ideology on others.

Planned Parenthood and America's pro-choice majority will not tolerate anti-choice terrorists and their limitless hostility toward reproductive health care providers and the women they bravely serve. We hope the outcome of the Kopp trial will dissuade other anti-choice extremists from further harassment and violence. Planned Parenthood is committed to protecting our patients, staff and volunteers and to ensuring that those who threaten them are brought to justice.

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