Incident Summary:

6/25/1984: Mathew Goldsby, James Simmons, Katherine Simmons, and Kaye Wiggins bombed the Ladies Center in Pensacola, Florida, United States. There were no casualties but the building was destroyed resulting in $200,000 in damages.



United States

North America

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Abortion Related
Name of Entity
Specific Description The Ladies Center
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 $200,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Dynamite/TNT
Weapon Details
12 sticks of dynamite
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information This incident took place at 3:50 AM. The Ladies Center, the only Abortion clinic in Pensacola, Florida, moved to a new facility as a result of the bombing. Exactly six months after the incident, the new Ladies Center was bombed again by the same perpetrators (198412250010).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Abortion extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 4
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
"Anti-Abortion Bombing Suspects Go on Trial Today," Sarasota Herald-Tribune, April 15, 1985.
"Abortion Clinic and Two Doctors' Offices in Pensacola, Fla., Bombed," New York Times, December 26, 1984.
"Chronological History of Arsons and Bombings Against Abortion Providers," National Abortion Federation.