Small device detonates outside Wisconsin Planned Parenthood clinic

MILWAUKEE Mon Apr 2, 2012 12:02pm EDT

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MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A small explosive device detonated outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in a small town about 100 miles north of Milwaukee on Sunday night, causing minimal damage from a small fire, but no injuries, local authorities said on Monday.

The device appeared to be homemade and was placed on a window sill at the Appleton North Health Center in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, and exploded at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, police said in a statement.

The clinic offers abortion and emergency contraception services, according to its website. A telephone recording on Monday said the clinic was temporarily closed on Monday morning.

Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, has been at the center of a controversy over funding for abortions. Several Republican-led state legislatures have cut off funding to Planned Parenthood.

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien)

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gregbrew56 wrote:
Domestic terrorism at its finest. I expect the perpetrator will *not* be found to be Muslim. It will be interesting to see what political and religious affiliations that this terrorist zealot claims.

Planned Parenthood provides lawful reproductive services, critically needed by some of the most at-risk in our population. Abortion services make up only about 3% of what they do.

Apr 02, 2012 2:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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