Incident Summary:

12/4/1986: Unknown perpetrators placed a bomb in front of the Woman's Care Clinic of Southfield in Lathrup Village, Michigan, United States. The bomb was discovered by an employee of the clinic and subsequently defused by state police.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Lathrup Village

Location Details:
Bomb placed at front door of clinic

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Abortion Related
Name of Entity
Specific Description Woman's Care Clinic of Southfield
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
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 bomb was first discovered at 6:45 AM and defused at 9:15 AM. Three days earlier, a Planned Parenthood clinic in Kalamazoo, Michigan was destroyed by a fire (198612010004).
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
"Bomb Defused At Suburban Detroit Abortion Clinic," Associated Press, December 4, 1986.
Christopher Hewitt, "Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America: A Chronology," Praeger Security International, 2005.