Incident Summary:

7/7/1984: Kenneth Shields, Thomas Spinks, and Michael Donald Bray bombed the Planned Parenthood of Maryland in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. There were no casualties, but the abortion clinic sustained $50,000 in damages.

GTD ID:
198407070020

When:
1984-07-07

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Maryland

City:
Annapolis

Location Details:
Bomb placed against wall of counselor room.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Abortion Related
Name of Entity Planned Parenthood
Specific Description Planned Parenthood in Maryland
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 $50,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Propane bomb
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 1:30 AM. Three days earlier, the same perpetrators bombed the offices of the National Abortion Federation in Washington D.C. using the same type of explosive device (198407040013). Kenneth Shields, Thomas Spinks, and Michael Donald Bray claimed to be part of the Army of God.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Army of God No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
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
Sources
"Chronological History of Arsons and Bombings Against Abortion Providers," National Abortion Federation."
"Police Try to Trace Device Used in Annapolis Bombing," Washington Post, July 9, 1984."
"Laura Castaneda, "Bomb Rocks Annapolis Clinic; Planned Parenthood Denounces Attack," Washington Post, July 8, 1984."