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Assaults on Abortion Providers Surged 128% Last Year

A survey of 390 clinics included reports of kicking, slapping and being pepper sprayed. 

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Abortion providers reported significant increases in violence — including stalking, invasions and assaults — last year, according to a National Abortion Federation survey released Friday.

In 2021, reports of assault and battery at clinics jumped 128% from the year before, according to the survey of around 390 providers. Reports of such incidents reached a three decade high, NAF found.