Law Firm Drops Case Involving Suspect in Clinic Killings

<i> The Washington Post</i>

A law firm funded by conservative broadcaster Pat Robertson said Tuesday that it will no longer represent former Presbyterian minister Paul J. Hill on charges that he harassed patients at a Pensacola abortion clinic six weeks before a physician and his escort were killed there Friday.

The American Center for Law and Justice, based in Virginia Beach, Va., said it had asked to withdraw from the June 17 disorderly conduct case against Hill because it condemns the Friday shotgun killings of John B. Britton, a physician at The Ladies Center, and his escort, retired Air Force Lt. Col. James H. Barrett. Hill has been charged in the killings.

Eugene Kapp, a spokesman for the law center, said the ACLJ “strongly condemns the shootings and reaffirms its longstanding position that violence has no place in the pro-life movement.”