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1996 Clinic Violence Survey Report

APPENDIX B

State-By-State Analysis For Twelve States With the Highest Levels of Anti-Abortion Violence During the First Seven Months of 1995

Arizona
Eight of the ten participating clinics from Arizona experienced moderate to high levels of violence. One clinic was invaded. Two out of the ten clinics received bomb threats. One was the victim of a chemical attack. Six clinics were vandalized. Two clinics reported that staff had been picketed at home. Two clinics reported staff being stalked. Two clinics reported staff members receiving death threats. One clinic said that a staff member had quit after anti-abortion harassment. Two clinics reported FACE violations.

California
Of thirty-five responding clinics, fifteen reported moderate to high levels of violence. Five clinics experienced blockades. Three were invaded. Two clinics received bomb threats. One clinic suffered a chemical attack. Seven clinics were vandalized. Staff from one clinic reported being picketed at home. Three clinics reported that staff had been stalked. Four clinics reported staff members receiving death threats. Staff at two clinics quit because of harassment. Two clinics reported FACE violations.

Colorado
Three of the six responding clinics in Colorado reported moderate to high levels of violence. Two clinics were blockaded. Two experienced vandalism. One clinic reported gunfire. Staff at one clinic quit as a result of anti-abortion harassment.

Illinois
Six of the nine clinics in Illinois that participated in the survey reported moderate to high levels of violence in the first seven months of 1996. Two clinics were blockaded. Two clinics reported bomb threats. One clinic reported a threat of arson. Staff at two clinics experienced home picketing. Staff at two clinics also reported being stalked. One clinic reported staff receiving death threats. One clinic reported FACE violations.

Michigan
Seven out of seventeen Michigan clinics in the survey experienced moderate to high levels of violence. Three clinics were invaded. One clinic received a bomb threat. Five clinics experienced vandalism. One clinic reported that staff had been picketed at home. One clinic reported that staff had been stalked. Staff at one clinic reported receiving death threats. One clinic in Michigan was the target of gunfire. Staff at one clinic quit because of anti-abortion harassment.

Minnesota
Four of the five responding clinics in Minnesota experienced moderate to high levels of violence in the first seven months of 1996. One clinic reported being bombed. One clinic reported being the victim of arson. Three clinics experienced vandalism. Staff at one clinic reported being stalked. One clinic reported being the target of gunfire. Staff at one clinic quit after anti-abortion harassment.

New York
Survey data revealed that ten of twenty-four clinics in New York reported moderate to high levels of violence. Five clinics were blockaded. One clinic was invaded. One clinic found an incendiary device on the property, although it did not detonate. Two clinics were the victims of chemical attacks. Five clinics were vandalized. Staff at two clinics reported being picketed at home. One clinic received a bomb threat. A death threat was reported by one clinic. Staff at one clinic reported being stalked. One clinic reported FACE violations. One clinic reported a staff resignation as a result of clinic violence.

Ohio
Eight of sixteen responding clinics experienced moderate to high levels of violence in the first seven months of 1996. One clinic was blockaded. One clinic was invaded. Three clinics reported receiving bomb threats. Four clinics experienced vandalism. Staff at five clinics were picketed at home. Staff at one clinic reported being stalked. One clinic had staff quit as a result of anti-abortion harassment.

Oregon
Six of eight clinics in Oregon that participated in the survey reported moderate to high violence within the first seven months of 1996. One clinic was invaded One clinic received an arson threat. Two clinics experienced vandalism. Six clinics reported that staff had been picketed at home. Staff at two of the clinics were stalked. Two clinics reported that staff had received death threats. One clinic reported being the target of gunfire.

Pennsylvania
Five of the nine responding clinics from Pennsylvania experienced moderate to high violence. One clinic was blockaded. One clinic was invaded. Two clinics reported receiving bomb threats. Two clinics were vandalized. Two clinics reported that staff were picketed at home. Staff at one clinic received death threats. Staff at one clinic quit because of anti-abortion harassment. Two clinics in Pennsylvania reported FACE violations.

Texas
Seven of the sixteen clinics from Texas that responded experienced moderate to high violence. One clinic was invaded. Three clinics reported receiving bomb threats. Five clinics were vandalized. Staff at three clinics were picketed at home. Staff at two clinics were stalked. One clinic reported that staff quit as a result of anti-abortion harassment. One clinic reported FACE violations.

Wisconsin
Four out of six participating clinics reported moderate to high violence during the first seven months of 1996. One clinic was invaded. Two clinics received bomb threats. One clinic reported being the victim of a chemical attack. Two clinics were vandalized. Three clinics reported that staff were picketed at home. Staff at one clinic received death threats.