Judge Tosses Claims From Anti-Abortion Activist

By: AP posted by Carissa Fox
By: AP posted by Carissa Fox

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A judge has refused to dismiss the case against an anti-abortion activist accused of threatening a Wichita doctor who was training to offer abortions.

Angel Dillard's argued the case should be dismissed because Dr. Mila Means is not providing abortions.

U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten on Tuesday rejected that argument. He also rejected Dillard's move to countersue the government for allegedly violating of her First Amendment rights.

The Valley Center woman sent Means a letter saying she would have to check her car every day because someone might place an explosive under it.

The Justice Department sued under a law protecting access to reproductive services.

Marten granted the government's request for a jury trial. Dillard's trial is scheduled for Feb. 5.

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