Incident Summary:

4/14/2000: Unknown perpetrators firebombed the Fort Lauderdale Women's Clinic in Oakland Park, Florida, United States. There were no casualties but the abortion clinic sustained $2,500 in damages.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Oakland Park

Location Details:
Firebomb thrown through front door

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 Fort Lauderdale Women's Clinic
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 $2,500.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Firebomb consisting of a plastic container filled with an accelerant.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Damages to the facility were estimated to be between $2,000 and $3,000.
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
"Broward Abortion Clinic Set On Fire, Vandalized," Associated Press, May 30, 2003.
Leon Fooksman and Peter Franceschina, "Abortion Clinic Fire Suspicious," Sun Sentinel, July 6, 2005.
Clinic Security Department, "2000 Chronicle of Clinic Violence & Harassment," Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.