December 31, 1985 |
A deliberately set fire damaged an abortion clinic early today, less than 24 hours after arson fires damaged two abortion clinics in Cincinnati, authorities said. Toledo Medical Services Inc., site of today's fire, was also hit with an arson fire Aug. 10 that is still unsolved. Today's blaze broke out shortly before 2 a.m. in a crawl space but was quickly brought under control, a Fire Department spokesman said. Damage was estimated at $20,000.
March 17, 1996 |
Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" of the Roe vs. Wade case who is now opposed to abortion, is accused of pushing an abortion clinic worker in a dispute over a parking space. The scuffle happened March 8 in a parking lot shared by A Choice for Women clinic and the national headquarters of Operation Rescue. McCorvey, who works at Operation Rescue, bumped Tina Gannon's van with her car and then pushed the woman down, police said. Gannon, 35, a secretary at the abortion clinic, was not injured.
April 2, 2006 |
The leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is proposing to establish an abortion clinic on an Indian reservation -- within the reach of women who seek the service, but outside the reach of a new state law that imposes a ban on nearly all abortions. Tribal President Cecelia Fire Thunder, a former nurse, said it was the prohibition on abortions in cases of rape that drew her to speak out. Her tribe is based on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwestern South Dakota. State Atty. Gen.
June 13, 1987 |
An abortion clinic bomber who turned himself in the day after Cardinal John J. O'Connor, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, broadcast an appeal for him to surrender pleaded guilty Friday to bombing one clinic and trying to blow up another.
January 1, 1986
An abortion clinic was damaged in Toledo, Ohio, by a fire that federal investigators attributed to arson, the third Ohio clinic hit by arsonists this week. "The only statement we're making is that it appears to be arson," said Robert Stellingworth of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Two other Toledo abortion clinics reported bomb threats and city police put them under surveillance. The damaged clinic received no threats warning of the fire, a spokeswoman said.
July 17, 2001 |
A gunman stormed into a Melbourne abortion clinic, pulled a rifle out of a bag and shot a security guard to death as an anti-abortion group held a prayer vigil outside, Australian police said. The assailant was tackled by two men in the waiting room, who seized his weapon. He was taken into custody, but police said he refused to answer questions or give his name when he appeared before a judge on a charge of murder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1985
Santa Ana fire officials are investigating two fires of suspicious origin that occurred at the Feminist Women's Health Center this week, a Fire Department spokesman said Thursday. Early Thursday morning, a fire scorched the concrete wall at the back of the abortion clinic. The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters and there was no damage. It was the second fire at the clinic this week. Late Monday, a similar blaze burned ivy alongside the building. The clinic, at 406 S. Main St.
July 4, 1989 |
A deliberately set fire caused minor damage to an abortion clinic Monday hours before the U.S. Supreme Court announced its ruling limiting the right to an abortion, authorities said. Police said they were notifying federal authorities because of the circumstances. "Where it's at a feminist health center and there's been this nationwide thing involving them (abortion clinics), we felt that we should notify them," said Jim Moran, director of investigations for the Concord police.
September 22, 1991 |
Police used a small explosive charge to blow up a package found Saturday near the front door of an abortion clinic. Officers suspected that the package wrapped in duct tape was a bomb, but it turned out to be a chunk of concrete, Capt. David Pate said. The package was apparently left to keep the Wichita Women's Center from opening, Pate said.
June 15, 2006 |
An abortion clinic surrendered its license Wednesday amid allegations that a woman delivered a nearly full-term stillborn baby after a staff member gave her an abortion-inducing drug without a doctor present. Summit Medical Center in Birmingham has been closed since the Alabama Department of Public Health suspended its operations May 17, citing numerous violations of health rules, said Rick Harris, director of the state agency's Bureau of Health Provider Standards.