Police task force targets `terrorists' behind sniper-style attacks on MDs

Sibbald, Barbara
November 1998
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/03/98, Vol. 159 Issue 9, p1153
Academic Journal
Reports on the task force which was created in Canada to investigate a series of sniper attacks on physicians who perform abortions in the late 1990s. Details of the crimes; Award being offered; Involvement of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Comments from Dave Bowen, an inspector of the Hamilton-Wentworth Police; Suspicions that the attacks are part of a group effort by those opposed to abortions. INSET: Shootings a personal issue for Winnipeg physician.


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