CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1997
A container of flammable liquid was hurled through a window of a North Hollywood abortion clinic Friday, setting off a small fire. The Family Planning Associates Medical Group clinic in the 12900 block of Victory Boulevard was the target of the 3:48 a.m. attack, authorities said. The fire caused $500 damage to the building and $500 to its contents, the Los Angeles City Fire Department said. No injuries were reported. No arrests were made, and clinic operators declined to discuss the incident.
April 27, 2007 |
A bomb was left in a duffel bag in the parking lot of a clinic in Austin where abortions are performed, but a bomb squad safely detonated it. An employee found the package at the Austin Women's Health Center, authorities said. The device "was configured in such a way to cause serious bodily injury or death," said David Carter, assistant chief of the Austin Police Department.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.
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.