Last June, shortly after the assassination of Dr George Tiller, another late-term abortion doctor, Dr Warren Hern, received a telephone death threat. In fact, the caller said that two Vietnam vets were on their way right now to kill him and his family. The FBI was called in and Dr Hern and his family got federal Marshall Service protection.
The caller wasn't very clever and was identified and charged fairly quickly.
Satisfyingly, given recent events, he was also charged with a violation of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances act, a federal crime which has penalties of a prison sentence of up to six years and a fine of up to $350,000.
Today we learn -- and jeez, will I be glad when the fucking healthcare debate in the Excited States is over and I don't have to plow through pages and pages of headlines shrieking 'Abortion will be covered!' alternating with 'Abortion will not be covered!' -- that the accused, 70-year-old Donald Hertz, has reached a plea bargain that may keep him out of prison.
Stay tuned. (It was good to see that comments at that news site were not too accepting of the idea.)
BONUS: In googling around I found that Dr Hern is the subject/object of a prayer assault from Spiritual Adoption of Enemies of Life. Their list of prayees includes Cher, Hilary Clinton, nurses, and researchers. (It's a tad out of date, though; it notes that Clinton is contemplating a run for President.)
What was Cher's crime against Life, I wondered, and hit the link. Sadly, we'll never know. 'Page not found'. The same for Clinton. I got bored.