Small device detonates outside Wisconsin Planned Parenthood clinic
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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