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1997 Clinic Violence Survey Report

APPENDIX 2

State-By-State Analysis of Thirteen States With Highest Levels of Anti-Abortion Violence During the First Seven Months of 1997

Alabama
One of the six Alabama clinics in the survey was bombed. The West Alabama Women's Center, sustained $250,000 damage when a firebomb gutted the building's interior in July. Two clinics received arson threats. One clinic reported that staff members had been stalked. Two clinics reported staff resignations as a result of clinic violence. One clinic was vandalized. Two clinics reported that leaflets had been distributed at staff members' homes.

Arizona
One of the eleven Arizona clinics received death threats during the first seven months of 1997. Four clinics reported FACE violations to authorities. Three clinics reported staff resignations as a result of clinic violence. One clinic was vandalized.

California
Of the fifty-one California clinics, 2 received bomb threats. One clinic was targeted for bombing in mid-March as a truck loaded with gas cans and propane tanks was driven into the Family Planning Associates Clinic of Bakersfield. One attempted arson was reported and the Family Planning Association Medical Group of North Hollywood sustained $1000 damage from a "Molotov Cocktail" was thrown through a window in early March. One clinic reported a FACE violation to authorities. One clinic reported staff resignations as a result of clinic violence. Two clinics were blockaded. Two clinics were invaded. Once clinic reported a chemical attack. Five clinics reported vandalism.

Florida
Three of the thirty-one Florida clinics received bomb threats. One clinic received an arson threat. Five clinics reported that staff members had been stalked. Two clinics received death threats. Four clinics reported FACE violations to authorities. Two clinics reported staff resignations as a result of clinic violence. One clinic was blockaded. Two clinics were invaded. Six clinics reported vandalism. Two clinics reported that staff experienced home picketing. One clinic was broken into or robbed. Two clinics reported that leaflets had been distributed at staff members' homes.

Kansas
One of the four Kansas clinics received bomb threats. One clinic received arson threats. One clinic reported that staff members had been stalked. One clinic reported that staff had received death threats. One clinic reported FACE violations to authorities. Two clinics were blockaded. One clinic was invaded. Two clinics reported vandalism. Two clinics reported that staff experienced home picketing. One clinic was broken into or robbed. One clinic reported that leaflets targeting specific clinic staff had been distributed in the neighborhood of these clinic employees.

Michigan
One of the fourteen Michigan clinics received bomb threats. One clinic reported an arson. Three clinics reported that staff had been stalked. Three clinics received death threats. Two clinics reported FACE violations to authorities. Two clinics lost staff due to clinic violence. One clinic was blockaded. One clinic was invaded. Five clinics were vandalized. One clinic reported that staff experienced home picketing. Two clinics reported gunfire. Three clinics were broken into or robbed. Two clinics reported that leaflets had been distributed at staff members' homes.

Mississippi
Two of the three Mississippi clinics received bombs threats. One clinic lost staff due to clinic violence. One clinic reported vandalism.

New Jersey
Three of the seven New Jersey clinics received bomb threats. One clinic reported FACE violations to authorities during the first seven months of 1997. One clinic reported staff resignations as a result of clinic violence. One clinic was blockaded. One clinic was vandalized. One clinic reported that staff experienced home picketing. One clinic reported that leaflets had been distributed at staff members' homes.

New York
Six of the seventeen New York clinics received bomb threats. Three clinics received death threats. Three clinics reported FACE violations. One clinic lost staff due to clinic violence. One clinic was blockaded. One clinic was invaded. Nine clinics were vandalized. One clinic reported that staff experienced home picketing. One clinic was broken into or robbed. Two clinics reported that leaflets had been distributed at staff members' homes.

Ohio
Four of the fourteen Ohio clinics received bomb threats. One clinic reported that staff members had been stalked. Two clinics received death threats. Four clinics reported FACE violations to authorities. One clinic lost staff due to clinic violence. Two clinics were blockaded. Five clinics were vandalized. Four clinics reported that staff experienced home picketing. Four clinics reported that leaflets had been distributed at staff members' homes.

Oregon
One of the four Oregon clinics received bomb threats. One clinic was bombed. Two Portland clinics sustained damage from arson. The All Women's Health Services Clinic and the Lovejoy Surgicenter suffered $5000 and $250,000 damage, respectively, from fires set by anti-abortionists. Two clinics reported FACE violations to authorities. Two clinics invaded. Two clinics were vandalized. Three clinics reported that staff experienced home picketing. One clinic reported that leaflets had been distributed at staff members' homes.

Texas
Four of the twenty Texas clinics received bomb threats. Two clinics reported arson attempts. Three clinics reported that staff members had been stalked. One clinic received death threats. Two clinics reported FACE violations to authorities. Two clinics lost staff due to clinic violence. One clinic was blockaded. One clinic was invaded. Five clinics were vandalized. Three clinics reported that staff experienced home picketing. One clinic reported gunfire. Two clinics were broken into or robbed. Three clinics reported that leaflets had been distributed at staff members' homes.

Washington
One of the fourteen Washington clinics received bomb threats. One clinic reported an arson. Two clinics reported attempted arsons. One clinic received death threats. Three clinics reported FACE violations to authorities. One clinic was blockaded. Four clinics were vandalized.