Incident Summary:

1/23/1982: Unknown perpetrators set a fire at the Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City, Illinois, United States. There were no casualties but the building sustained $100,000 in damages. The incident took place on the eleven year anniversary of the Roe V. Wade decision.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Granite City

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Abortion Related
Name of Entity
Specific Description Hope Clinic For Women
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $100,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information The attack took place late at night.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Abortion extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"F.B.I. Makes Appeal on Missing Abortion Doctor," New York Times, August 20, 1982.
Scott Kraft, "Abortion Has Become a Business in America," Boca Raton News, January 19, 1983.
"Chronological History of Arsons and Bombings Against Abortion Providers," National Abortion Federation.