Incident Summary:

04/01/2012: An assailant set fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, United States. There were no casualties, and the clinic reopened two days later. Francis Grady claimed responsibility for this attack.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Grand Chute

Location Details:
The incident occurred approximately 2 miles northwest of Appleton

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 Federation of America, Inc.
Specific Description Facility
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 Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
Gasoline was used in the attack.
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 In July, 2012, Francis Grady was tried and convicted for perpetrating this attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Abortion extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"Grand Chute man found guilty in arson fire of Planned Parenthood clinic," Associated Press Newswires, July 9, 2012.
"Trial to begin for Kaukauna man accused of arson at Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute," Associated Press Newswires, July 7, 2012.
"Federal trial set for Grand Chute man charged with setting Planned Parenthood clinic fire," Associated Press Newswires, April 19, 2012.