Angel Dillard will stand trial over threats to abortion doctor
Anti-abortion activist Angel Dillard will stand trial for allegedly sending threats to an abortion doctor, the Associated Press reports. Dillard had hoped for a bench trial rather than a jury trial, but U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten decided Tuesday that a jury could judge her fairly. The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is suing Dillard for violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act.
Dillard is accused of sending a threatening letter to Wichita doctor Mila Means. In part, Dillard’s missive read: “Thousands of people are already looking into your background, not just in Wichita, but from all over the U.S. They will know your habits and routines. They will know where you shop, who your friends are, what you drive, where you live. You will be checking under your car everyday-because maybe today is the day someone places an explosive under it.”