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Man Who Killed Pensacola Abortion Doctor Due At Parole hearing

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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A Florida man  convicted of killing an abortion doctor in 1993 will appear before the state's parole board on Wednesday.

Dr. David Gunn was shot to death on March 10, 1993, outside an abortion clinic in Pensacola, becoming the first U.S. doctor killed during an anti-abortion demonstration.

Michael Griffin was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in Gunn's death. He is serving his sentence at Blackwater River Correctional Facility in Milton.

Gunn was shot as he arrived to perform abortions at the clinic while abortion opponents were holding a demonstration.

The National Abortion Federation says there have been 11 murders, 26 attempted murders, 42 bombings and 186 arsons directed at abortion providers. Griffin said during a 2010 interview that abortion doctors should live in fear and terror.