UPDATED: Man stabbed seven times outside Planned Parenthood

Updated 10:40 a.m. Police say a protester involved in a stabbing outside a Planned Parenthood health center in Oregon has been released, and it will be up to the district attorney to decide if criminal charges are filed.

Grants Pass police Lt. Dennis Ward said Wednesday there are self-defense issues to be sorted out in the case.

7:55 a.m. GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Southern Oregon police are investigating a confrontation outside a Planned Parenthood health center that ended with one man stabbed seven times.

Grants Pass police say no arrests have been made.

Lt. Dennis Ward says, according to witnesses, a 22-year-old woman confronted a male protester Tuesday and he pushed her.

Ward says Kailah Clair returned with her father, 48-year-old Ted Clair, who confronted 54-year-old Christopher Tolhurst.

Witnesses say Clair pushed Tolhurst to the ground and punched him in the face. Police were told that Tolhurst then stabbed Clair in the abdomen and neck.

Tolhurst and Kailah Clair were treated for minor injuries. Ted Clair was hospitalized with serious injuries.

The protester reportedly had signs denouncing abortion.

Planned Parenthood for Southwestern Oregon spokeswoman Sarah Mosely says the clinic does not perform abortions.

-- Associated Press


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