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Doctor’s Kin Sue Abortion Foes

By Associated Press

The family of slain abortion doctor David Gunn filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday accusing an anti-abortion activist of orchestrating a conspiracy.

The suit accuses John Burt, regional director of Houston-based Rescue America, of recruiting and inspiring Michael Griffin to kill Gunn outside an abortion clinic exactly two years ago, on March 10, 1993.

Burt was leading a protest in front of Pensacola Women’s Medical Services at the time Gunn, 47, of Eufaula, Ala., was shot behind the clinic.

Gunn’s son, David Gunn Jr., held a news conference with civil rights lawyer Morris Dees and two other attorneys to announce they had filed suit in state Circuit Court on behalf of the doctor’s estate.

The suit does not say how much money is being sought from Burt, Rescue America and two non-profit corporations.

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