October 9, 1985

Feminist Center of PortsmouthToday in League HistoryOctober 9, —League Director Joe Scheidler leads a picket at the Feminist Center, an abortion clinic in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Though the fifty pro-lifers are outnumbered by eighty pro-abortion counter-protesters, the picket is highly successful: the pro-abortion crowd links arms in front of the clinic ostensibly to protect it, but also blocking patients from entering. Media coverage of the picket is extensive, and another abortion clinic in Portsmouth closes that day out of fear of picketed.

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