Jewish Doctors at Risk

We join men and women across the county in condemning the slaying of Dr. Barnett A. Slepian, an obstetrician/gynecologist who also worked at a Buffalo, NY, abortion clinic. Dr. Slepian was killed in October in a series of sniper attacks against doctors who perform abortions. Four of the five attacked have been Jewish.

The American Jewish Congress tied the murder to a “demonic religious belief. . . that [provides] encouragement for the murderers. . . . It is these perverse views that account for these atrocious acts.” The Rev. Flip Benham, of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, has maintained that Dr. Slepian “murdered countless thousands of innocent children . . . . Until the abomination of Roe v. Wade is removed, He [God] will not even hear our prayers.”

Send donations for the Slepian case to: Pro-Choice Network of Western New York, P.O. Box 461, Buffalo, NY10429. To support local abortion rights, call your local chapter of the National Abortion Rights Action League; or the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights, (914)725-4027.