No charges in Planned Parenthood stabbing

The Associated Press /

Published Nov 30, 2012 at 04:00AM

GRANTS PASS — Prosecutors have decided an anti-abortion protester was acting in self-defense when he stabbed a man who attacked him outside a Planned Parenthood office in Southern Oregon.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier reported Thursday that the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office decided against bringing criminal charges against either of the two men.

Authorities said 54-year-old Christopher Tolhurst was picketing outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Grants Pass last October when a woman kicked over one of his signs, and he pushed her. She came back with her father, who attacked him.

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