Recent Abortion-Related Violence In the U.S. and Canada

Oct. 23, 1998 — A sniper kills Dr. Barnett Slepian in Amherst, N.Y., by firing a shot through the physician's window. Suspect James Kopp arrested in France on March 29, 2001.

Jan. 29, 1998 — A bomb explodes at a Birmingham, Ala., abortion clinic. An off-duty police officer is killed and a nurse critically injured in the first fatal bombing of a U.S. abortion clinic. Suspect Eric Rudolph at large.

Nov. 11, 1997 — Dr. Jack Fainman shot in the shoulder at his Winnipeg, Manitoba, home. Bullet came through a window, hitting Fainman within inches of his heart.

Oct. 28, 1997 — Doctor in Perinton, N.Y., cut by debris from bullet shot into his home through a sliding glass door. Doctor's name not released.

Jan. 16, 1997 — Two bomb blasts an hour apart at Atlanta building containing abortion clinic. Seven people injured. Eric Rudolph also charged in the explosions.

Nov. 10, 1995 — Dr. Hugh Short, a gynecologist, shot in the elbow by a bullet fired through a window of his home in Ancaster, Ontario, near Hamilton.

Dec. 30, 1994 — John Salvi opens fire with rifle inside two Boston-area abortion clinics, killing two receptionists and wounding five other people. Sentenced to life without parole, he kills himself in prison in 1996.

Nov. 8, 1994 — Dr. Garson Romalis, who performs abortions in Vancouver, Canada, shot in the leg while eating breakfast at home.

July 29, 1994 — Dr. John Bayard Britton and volunteer escort, James Barrett, slain outside Pensacola, Fla., abortion clinic. Barrett's wife, June, wounded. Paul Hill, 40, a former minister and anti-abortion activist, convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

Aug. 19, 1993 — Dr. George Tiller shot in the arms as he drives out of parking lot at his Wichita, Kan., clinic. Rachelle "Shelley" Shannon convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison.

March 10, 1993 — Dr. David Gunn shot to death outside Pensacola, Fla., clinic, becoming the first U.S. doctor killed during an anti-abortion demonstration. Michael Griffin convicted and serving a life sentence.