P. SOLOMON BANDA
The Associated Press
DENVER (AP) - A Washington man has been indicted for allegedly threatening the family of an employee at one of the few clinics in the country that performs late-term abortions.
Seventy-year-old Donald Hertz of Spokane, Wash., faces a charge of making an interstate threat and a charge of violating a 1994 law that protects access to reproductive health services.
An indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses Hertz of calling the Boulder Abortion Clinic, in Boulder, Colo., in June and threatening to kill family members of an employee.
The employee is referred to in the indictment as "W.H." It's unclear whether that refers to Dr. Warren Hern, who has operated the clinic since 1975.
Hertz's attorney, Russell Van Camp, says Hertz will fight the charges.