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Spokane Man Pleads Guilty To Abortion Threat

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A 70-year-old Spokane man has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to threats against an abortion clinic in Boulder, Colo.

Donald Hertz on Wednesday pleaded guilty to one count of violating a law protecting access to reproductive health services and one count of transmitting a threat in interstate commerce.

Hertz admitted that he intimidated and interfered with employees of the Boulder Abortion Clinic last year, when he called and said his associates were driving there to kill members of a doctor's family.

Hertz faces up to six years in prison and a fine of up to $350,000 when he is sentenced Oct. 27.
      
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