Anti-abortion violence watch 12/99
Eric Robert Rudolph
690 days as a fugitive
James Charles Kopp
427 days as a fugitive
A Publication of the Feminist Majority Foundation's ClinicWatch Project
Advocates for Life Ministries To Close Dec. 31
Organization Justified Murder of Abortion Providers
publisher of Life Advocate, pointed to the
lack of financial support from his follow-
ers as the primary cause for the group’sfailure.
first significant judgment against AFLM.
cates for Life, Burnett and several asso-
October 8, 1999 • Rapid City, SD
August 2, 1999 • Greenland, NH
Feminist Women's Health Center
July 2, 1999 • Sacramento, CA
April 2, 1999 • Milwaukee, WI
staff. In 1993 and 1994, Burnett and oth-
violations. Along with the damages award,
ers affiliated with AFLM signed petitions
April 1, 1999 • Milwaukee, WI
ers and calling their actions justifiable.
access to the clinic, threatening, coerc-
March 28, 1999 • Waukesha, WI
cussed the theory of justifiable homicide
ing, intimidating or harassing persons en-
for abortion providers. Also, Advocates for
Life Publications published A Time to Kill,
April 16, 1999 • Albuquerque, NM
“While one fewer extremist organization
provides a so-called theological basis for
may not end all anti-abortion violence, it
March 13, 1999• Asheville, NC
is definitely a step in the right direction,”
said Eleanor Smeal, President of the Femi-
September 8, 1998• Fayetteville, NC
largest nationwide clinic defense program.
April 1, 1998• San Diego/Riverside, CA
“I just hope AFLM’s closing its doors is
enthood in Portland, Ore., as a factor in
not just a way to escape a legal judgment
January 29, 1998• Birmingham, AL
the group’s demise. In 1995, two clinics
other individuals for threatening doctors.
October 19, 1997 • Portland, OR
All Women's Health Services
FBI 10 MOST WANTED
July 22, 1997 • Tuscaloosa, AL
West Alabama Women's Center
James Charles Kopp
Eric Robert Rudolph
May 27, 1997 • Portland, OR
Date of Birth
Date of Birth
March 7, 1997 • North Hollywood, CA
Family Planning Associates
Place of Birth
Place of Birth
March 6, 1997 • Greensboro, NC
January 16, 1997 • Atlanta, GA
: 5' 10"
: 5' 11"
: 150 -175 lbs.
: 165 - 180 lbs.
The Anti-Abortion Violence Watch is compiled
by the staff of the Feminist Majority Foun-
Eric Rudolph is wanted in connection with
dation and is published monthly. To report
the fatal bombing of a Birmingham abortion
incidents of anti-abortion violence or for more
the shooting death of Dr. Barnett A. Slepian
clinic, the Olympic Park and other Atlanta-
information on the National Clinic Access
Project, call Washington, DC (703)522-2214or Los Angeles (323)651-0495.
Task Force Tip Line 800-281-1184
Tuscaloosa, AL • July 22, 1997
bombings. FBI has charged Eric Rudolph.
Amherst, NY• October 23, 1998
$250,000 in damages, after a firebombing gut-
Tulsa, Oklahoma • January 1&19, 1997
Dr. Barnett Slepian was killed by a sniper's
Two separate bomb incidents at the Reproduc-
bullet as he stood in his home. Slepian worked
Portland, OR • May 27, 1997
tive Services and Adoption Affiliates clinic
Lovejoy Surgicenter, a target of protests and
caused damage to the interior of the building.
the fifth doctor shot by sniper fire in the weeks
violence, was set on fire suffering $250,000
A teenager was convicted in the bombing and
preceding the Nov 11 Canadian holiday Re-
in damage, after receiving several bomb threats
membrance Day and the first fatality. Also shot
and injured in their homes were: Dr. Garson
Threats of Mass Destruction
Romalis of Vancouver on 11/08/94; Dr. Hugh
Yakima, WA • May 7, 1997
Midwest• June 2-3, 1999
Attempted arson at Planned Parenthood Cen-
Planned Parenthood clinics in Cincinnati, Day-
doctor in Rochester, NY on 10/28/97; and Dr.
tral WA's Yakima Family Planning Clinic.
ton and Columbus, OH received anthrax hoax
Bozeman, MT • April 2, 1997
letters. The letters were all addressed to the
The building housing the office of Dr. Susan
clinic's accounting department and the return
Wicklund was set on fire. Damage estimated
address was for the Department of Taxation
Greenland, NH • August 2, 1999
at $2,000. John Yankowski sentenced .
Feminist Women's Health Center of Portsmouth
North Hollywood, CA • March 7, 1997
National• February 18-22, 1999
was the target of arson. An accelerant was
A “Molotov Cocktail” was thrown through a
30 clinics received envelopes through the mail
used to start the fire behind the building caus-
window at the Family Planning Assoc. Medical
containing a message that the recipient had
been exposed to anthrax. The letters bore a
Sacramento, CA • July 2, 1999
Lexington, KY postmark and some had return
Greensboro, NC • March 6, 1997
Choice Medical Group was the target of arson.
addresses of medical supply companies.
The Piedmont-Carolina Medical clinic was set
Firefighters were able to contain the 3:20 am
Midwest • October 30-November 2, 1998
blaze minimizing damage to three of the four
Ten clinics received letters claiming "you have
Falls Church, VA • February 18, 1997
entrances to the building and a trash bin.
just been exposed to anthrax." Planned Par-
James Mitchell was sentenced to 10 years for
Albuquerque, NM • April 30, 1999
enthood of Central & Southern Indiana, India-
setting a Falls Church abortion clinic on fire.
napolis, Scottsburg, Shelbyville, New Albany,
No one was injured, but the fire caused an
on fire by an accelerant which was placed un-
IN; Planned Parenthood and Women's Health
der the clinic's door and then ignited causing
Services in Lousiville, KY; Center for Repro-
minimal damage. Repairs had just been com-
ductive Health, Knoxville, TN; Women's Health
Care Services in Wichita, KS; Center for Women,
McDonald was arrested and charged. McDonald
Rapid City, SD • October 8, 1999
Cleveland, OH; and Volunteer Medical Services
had just been released from prison after serv-
A Planned Parenthood clinic was damaged by
in Knoxville, TN all received a 3"x5" enve-
an explosive device in the early morning hours.
The partially exploded device, which contained
Milwaukee, WI • April 2 & March 28, 1999
Butyric Acid Attacks
an unknown accelerant, damaged the outside
Summit Women's Health Organization's rear
Houston, TX • July 8, 1998
door was set on fire on two separate occa-
4 women's healthcare clinics in Houston were
Albuquerque, NM • March 15, 1999
sions. Damage was minimal. Peter Quinn, 17,
attacked with Butyric acid injuring 8 people.
The back door of a Planned Parenthood clinic
was destroyed by an explosive device.
New Orleans, LA • July 6, 1998
Waukesha, WI • April 1, 1999
5 women's healthcare clinics in New Orleans
Asheville, NC • March 11, 1999
A fireplace log soaked with lighter fluid and
A bomb partially exploded outside the Femcare
set on the windowsill of the Planned Parent-
Clinic causing minimal damage, The bomb was
hood of Wisconsin was ignited. Fire fighters
Central Florida/Miami • May 15-23, 1998
placed next to the waiting room wall and ex-
quickly responded to the window alarm and
10 women's healthcare clinics in the Miami
ploded 30 minutes before the clinic opened.
doused the fire. Peter Quinn, 17, charged.
and the central Florida area were attacked withbutyric acid in seven days. One of the attacks
Fayetteville, NC • October 3, 1998
Sioux Falls, SD • March 29, 1999
Two bombs constructed of dynamite and tim-
Planned Parenthood of MN/SD was the target
ing devices were disarmed before they exploded
of an arson attack, damage was minimal. Mar-
Fargo, ND • October 6, 1999
Women's Clinic. These same clinics were the
Fayetteville, NC • September 8, 1998
Randall Hanson was convicted of the April 6,
target of attempted arson a month earlier.
A Molotov cocktail was tossed onto the roof of
1998 attempted arson of the National Women's
Birmingham, AL • January 29, 1998
the Hallmark Clinic at 1:30am. Firefighters
Health Organization. He had been arrested on
An anti-personnel device packed with nails ex-
were able to contain the fire to the roof and
ploded at the New Woman, All Women Health
ceiling of the building. About an hour later,
Sioux Falls, SD • October 5, 1999
Care Clinic, killing a security guard and seri-
Martin J. Uphoff was convicted of setting fire
ously injuring a clinic nurse. The bomb was
Women's Clinic where a small fire was set.
to a Sioux Falls Planned Parenthood clinic and
disguised as a potted plant and detonated by a
faces up to 21 years in prison. The incident
Fargo, ND • April 6, 1998
remote device. The Army of God claimed re-
occured 3/29/99. A clinic security tape showed
Attempted arson of the Fargo Women's Health
sponsibility in letters sent to media in Atlanta.
a man ignighting something he had poured on
Organization between 3-6:00 am. Mr. Hanson
Atlanta, GA • January 16, 1997
the ground. Uphoff previously pled guilty to
Two bombs exploded at Northside Family Plan-
Riverside/San Diego, CA • April 1, 1998
ning Services. The first bomb destroyed most
Illinois • September 13, 1999
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and River-
of the interior of the clinic. The second bomb,
Roger Waagner was apprehended and arrested
side Counties was firebombed. A white RV was
an anti-personnel device, was placed near the
in Illinois. He had been sought for fleeing into
parking lot and appeared to be designed to kill
the woods after being pulled over for speeding
San Antonio, TX • January 27, 1998
rescue workers, law enforcement personnel,
in Pennsylvania. A search of his car revealed
Attempted arson at the Planned Parenthood
and clinic staff forced outside the building.
explosives, firearms, gas cans and a list of
Seven were injured in the second blast, includ-
women's clinics in Georgia and Tennessee.
Portland, OR • October 19, 1997
ing five law enforcement officials. On Febru-
Hamilton, Canada • March 11, 1999
An arson occurred at All Women's Health Ser-
Ronald Wylie was arrested in connection with
vices. Damages were estimated to be $5,000.
tempted at a lesbian night club. Five people
a series of letters sent to the Hamilton Specta-
were injured. A letter from the "Army of God"
tor threatening doctors who provide abortions.
sent to Atlanta news agencies, claimed credit
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