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Man allegedly threatened abortion clinic

Nov. 11, 2009 at 5:30 PM   |   Comments

EUGENE, Ore., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- An Oregon man has been charged with making threatening phone calls to Planned Parenthood threatening to blow up its clinic in Eugene.

Federal investigators say Gregory Paul Freeman, 56, of Eugene also made anti-Semitic calls to the president of the University of Oregon and a Masonic lodge, The Oregonian newspaper in Portland, Ore., reported. He was charged Monday in a criminal information with the threat to Planned Parenthood.

The investigation began when David Frohnmayer, a former state legislator and attorney general who now heads the university, got an anti-Semitic message on his home phone in late 2008. That call and others to Frohnmayer and a Masonic lodge were traced to a local number, and when Eugene Police Officer Dallas Hall called the number she got a message back telling her not to call the number again.

"And in the meantime, you go down and blow up an abortion clinic," she was told

Planned Parenthood received a call on Dec. 30, 2008: "Uh, please go ahead and dial the, uh, United States of America, because I'm going to burn your abortion clinic down because you are a baby killer and you

hate babies."

Freeman has not been charged with the other calls.

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