Abortion Clinics To Reopen; Clinton Orders More Protection

TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 1995

Workers at an abortion clinic stepped around a bloodstained patch of floor Monday as they cleaned up after a gunman who killed their receptionist and wounded two other employees.

Down the street, at a clinic where the man killed another receptionist and shot three more people, workers from a security company installed a metal detector.

Both suburban Boston clinics planned to see patients again later this week.

On Monday, President Clinton ordered federal prosecutors to mobilize task forces to make abortion clinics more secure.

“I recognize and respect the range of deeply felt beliefs Americans hold on abortion,” Clinton said in a statement from Little Rock, Ark., where he is vacationing. “A continued vigorous debate over abortion is proper. Violence against those who hold differing opinions is not.”

John C. Salvi III was arrested Saturday in Norfolk, Va., on two counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder.

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