Incident Summary:

2/17/2008: Unknown perpetrators ignited two fires within the Six Rivers Planned Parenthood in Eureka, California, United States. There were no casualties and the abortion clinic only sustained $50 in damages. Biblical scriptures were taped to the front door of the facility.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Two fires started in the front and rear of the clinic.

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 Six Rivers Planned Parenthood
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 $50.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
Fire ignited with a flammable fluid
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 The fire was first reported at 1:15 PM. The attack caused no disruptions to operations at the abortion clinic.
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
Ryan Burns, "Planned Parenthood Set on Fire in Apparent Hate Crime," Times-Standard, February 18, 2008.
"2008 Incident Report Log," Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.