|Missionary Dan Holman,
holding a paint splattered doll
Milwaukee Antis in the News
Adversity doesn't bother them, except it's so hard.
To follow the out of town adventures of the antis, check out On Tour. For more Milwaukee hijinks, see Guns at School, the Missionaries to the Preborn project to capitalize on the Colorado school shootings.
Write-in candidate beats Trewhella April 2, 2003 - Antiabortion extremist Matthew Trewhella registered at the last moment as the sole candidate for a vacancy on the Richfield, WI school board. A write-in candidate was able to beat him.
Missionaries to the Preborn Prisoner Page Missionaries Drew Heiss and George Wilson were sentenced on October 29, 2001 to a year each in jail. They begin doing their time on December 28. Read an impassioned account of their trial, and a denunciation of everybody who didn't show up to support them.
2 guilty of protesting near abortion clinic October 25, 2001 - A brief account of contempt convictions of George Wilson and Drew Heiss.
Judge Jezebel February, 2001 - "To a petty tyrant with a gavel, every problem is a nail" - Antiabortion activist Dan Holman discharges a heap of invective on the judge who sentenced him to 7 months in jail for bail jumping.
To see Dan Holman's statement when he was sentenced to 15 months, click here.
Federal Court Strikes City Ordinance Federal Judge Stadtmueller overturns an Elkhorn, Wisconsin city ordinance on parade and assembly, deeming it too broad. Members of Missionaries to the Preborn had been arrested and fined under that ordinance.
Milwaukee City Council Minutes September 18, 2000 - "affirming the City's stand against domestic terrorism in the form
of violence against health-care providers, especially those providing family planning services."
Clinic Cacaphony An article from Milwaukee's Shepherd Express of September 14, 2000, describing anti misbehavior at local clinics. It features numerous quotes from both the antiabortion side and from prochoice clinic escorts.
Lock and Block
The first lock and block actions were probably carried out in 1986 in
St. Louis, MO, at the Southern Tier Women's Services Clinic. The most infamous particpant in these actions was James
Kopp, known for constructing the bicycle lock devices that protestors used to lock themselves inside wrecked cars or large appliances.
Lock and block actions became increasingly rare after prosecutions following the passage of the
FACE law, (Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances). These tactics were also sometimes called car rescues.