Incident Summary:

1/28/2001: Unknown perpetrators ignited a fire at the Planned Parenthood of South Central Michigan in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. There were no casualties, but the abortion clinic sustained $1,000 in damages.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Abortion Related
Name of Entity Planned Parenthood
Specific Description Planned Parenthood of South Central Michigan's Kalamazoo 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 $1,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
Facility doused with oil fuel that was ignited on fire
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 Fifteen years earlier, arsonists destroyed the same abortion clinic (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
Claudia Kolker, "Bush Policy Ignites Both Sides of Abortion Issue," Los Angeles Times, February 4, 2001.
The Security Group, "2001 Chronicle of Clinic Violence & Harassment," Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.