Incident Summary:

3/19/2005: Unknown perpetrators shattered glass at the front door and ignited a small fire within the Planned Parenthood of Indiana in Bloomington, United States. There were no casualties but the abortion clinic sustained minor damages.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Fire ignited in foyer and front door damaged

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 Indiana
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 Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Paper used to ignite the 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 Two weeks later, there was a similar attack against the same abortion clinic (200503300004). It is unknown if - like the March 30th incident - a gunshot was fired into the building.
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
"Fire Causes Little Damage at Bloomington Planned Parenthood," Associated Press, March 31, 2005.
"2005 Chronicle of Clinic Violence & Harassment," Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.