February 7, 1997 |
Federal agents arrested a 15-year-old boy Thursday on charges that he bombed and shot up an abortion clinic in a series of attacks that started on New Year's Day. The boy, whose name was not released because of his age, faces charges of using an explosive device and a firearm to damage a building, U.S. Atty. Steve Lewis said. Lewis gave no motive for the attacks at the Reproductive Services clinic in Tulsa.
February 25, 1991 |
A clinic that performs abortions was firebombed, gutting one room and damaging other parts of the building, police said Sunday. The bomb was thrown Saturday night through a window of Capital Care Women's Center.
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May 28, 1995 |
Anti-abortion activists forced a showdown with police outside the entrance to a North Hollywood women's heath clinic Saturday morning as supporters of abortion rights chanted and cheered the arrests of nearly two dozen of their opponents. Police arrested 25 people, most of them abortion foes who failed to disperse after several warnings.
October 1, 2000 |
A Catholic priest smashed his car into an abortion clinic in Rockford, Ill., then chopped at the building with an ax until the owner fired two shotgun blasts to stop him, police said. The clinic was not open and nobody was injured. The man drove through a door at the Abortion Access Northern Illinois Women's Center. The Rev. John Earl, 32, was arrested and charged with burglary and felony criminal damage to property, Deputy Police Chief Dominic Iasparro said.
June 30, 1990 |
The Roman Catholic Church has formally excommunicated an abortion clinic director, saying in a decree that her work "is a sin against God and humanity." An abortion rights leader said Friday that the action may be unprecedented, but a church official noted that a Rhode Island woman had received a letter in 1986 saying she had brought excommunication on herself by helping women get abortions. Rachel Vargas, director of Reproductive Services Inc., was excommunicated by Bishop Rene H.
October 4, 1998 |
Explosive devices were found outside two Fayetteville, N.C., abortion clinics previously targeted by arsonists. A device consisting of several sticks of dynamite, a detonator and a timer was found near the front door of the Carolina Women's Clinic, sheriff's officials said. About three miles away, an explosive device was discovered outside the Hallmark Women's Clinic. Police refused to release additional details about the devices. Authorities defused both devices. No one was arrested.
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.
June 20, 1985 |
A state appeals court, in a victory for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, ruled today that the state improperly gave permission to open two abortion clinics the diocese had opposed. The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court said in the 3-1 decision that the state Health Department must reconsider its decision allowing the opening of the clinics in Albany and nearby Hudson.
May 5, 1985 |
Thomas Eugene Spinks, one of three men accused of bombing 10 abortion clinics in Washington, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and malicious destruction. Spinks, 37, of Laurel, Md., entered his plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
July 9, 1998 |
A foul-smelling acid was intentionally spilled at four abortion clinics in Houston, mirroring recent attacks on clinics in New Orleans and central Florida. Three of the clinics were evacuated, and 10 people were treated at the scene for breathing problems. One woman was taken to the hospital after she slipped in the substance and twisted her knee. No arrests were made.