Attempted Bombing Suspect Indicted

Yesterday a federal grand jury indicted a Texas man accused of leaving a homemade bomb in the parking lot of the Austin Women’s Health Center (AWHC) on April 25. The bomb was discovered by a clinic staff member and then safely detonated by law enforcement. Authorities said the bomb could have caused serious injury or death to anyone within a 100-foot area.

AWHC is a NAF Member and we immediately sent our Security Director to Austin to assist the clinic and law enforcement. Within just two days, authorities apprehended Paul Ross Evans. We are asking our member clinics to remain on heightened security alert. When abortion is featured prominently in the news, there is often an increased risk that abortion providers and clinics will be targeted for violence. In fact, just last week a clinic in Virginia Beach was the victim of arson.

Evans faces five criminal charges including using and carrying a destructive device in relation to a crime of violence, and possession of a destructive device by a convicted felon. Evans is also charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, which is punishable by up to life in prison.

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