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No charges in Kentucky anti-abortion activist assault case

Abortion law / Source: Wolfgang Moroder / CC BY-SA 3.0
Abortion law / Source: Wolfgang Moroder / CC BY-SA 3.0
Published: Jun. 21, 2019 at 10:27 AM CDT
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A Kentucky grand jury has declined to indict a Louisville woman accused of attacking an 82-year-old anti-abortion protester while leaving a woman's clinic.

Court records show a grand jury decided against an assault charge on Thursday for 32-year-old Janaya Alyce Gregory, who allegedly knocked Donna Durning down outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic in April. The longtime anti-abortion activist was hospitalized with a broken femur and cut to her head.

The Courier Journal reports that Durning said she was offering Gregory a card for a crisis pregnancy center when Gregory "charged" at her, bumping her to the ground. Crisis pregnancy centers generally try to persuade women against having abortions.

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