Incident Summary:

08/01/2015: Arsonists set fire to a security guard's vehicle inside the locked gate of a construction site where a new Planned Parenthood clinic was being built in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. No injuries resulted from the attack, but the car was damaged. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


New Orleans

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 Clinic Construction Site
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
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Abortion extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Authorities Investigating Fire At Louisiana Planned Parenthood," Bayou Buzz, August 4, 2015.
"NARAL Wants Attacks on Abortion Clinics Investigated as Domestic Terrorism," Slate Magazine, October 19, 2015.
"Planned Parenthood execs suspect arson after suspicious fire at site of new facility in New Orleans," Raw Story, August 4, 2015.