Magazine article The Christian Century

Briefly Noted

Magazine article The Christian Century

Briefly Noted

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* A controversial Web site that depicted doctors providing abortions as criminals has been pulled off the Internet. The absence of the Nuremberg Files site was called "a temporary setback" by Neal Horsley of Carrollton, Georgia, its creator. He told USA Today he expects it to return shortly. On February 2 a jury in Portland, Oregon, ordered antiabortion activists held responsible for listing the doctors on the site to pay $107 million in damages to the doctors and clinic operators, who had sued them. The jury said the lists constituted illegal threats of violence against four doctors and two clinic operators. MindSpring Enterprises, an Internet service provider based in Atlanta, confirmed that it stopped service to Horsley and the site. "We evaluated it ... and determined it was not consistent with our appropriate-use policy," said Sam DeSimone, MindSpring's executive vice-president. The site was shut down on the same day that Horsley announced that soon it would feature real-time video from cameras set up outside clinics. …

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