Woman Pleads Guilty to Attempted Arson at a Louisiana Abortion Clinic
This week Patricia Hughes pleaded guilty to leaving a burning bottle of gasoline outside an abortion clinic in Shreveport, LA. Hughes faces up to 20 years in prison and will be sentenced August 2, 2006.
Surveillance video from the clinic and tips led to the arrest of Hughes.
The burning bottle of gasoline did not damage the clinic, as the bottle apparently fell away from the building and burned.
NAF is the pre-eminent source for abortion security information and assistance. NAF has been compiling statistics on incidents of violence and disruption against abortion providers since 1977.
NAF has successfully advocated to improve law enforcement response to abortion clinic violence and assisted clinics in improving their own security measures. These initiatives have resulted in a decrease in extreme violence against providers.