Alvaro Perez, 24, is suspected of starting the blaze shortly before midnight on September 30, 2015, by throwing an incendiary device through a window of the heath-care facility, authorities said.
The Planned Parenthood health center in Pullman, Washington, was set ablaze Friday at around 3:30 a.m.—the latest incident in increasingly frequent violence directed at abortion providers and their affiliates.
The man who confessed to arson at the Pensacola reproductive health clinic not wants to change his not guilty plea.
As police continue to investigate clinic terrorism, doctors are expressing concerns about testifying against legislation in the future.
Last Friday morning at 4 AM, when most of New Orleans was sleeping, one or more arsonists torched the offices of Women With A Vision (WWAV), a group run by activist women of color. When an arsonist breaks into the offices of fierce women of color, sets fire to HIV education materials, and torches plastic replicas of vaginas and breasts, we’d say the evidence is clear. It’s a hate crime.
The recent pattern of fires at clinics that perform abortions, as well as prior clinic break-ins lead police to investigating the possibility of a larger pattern of anti-abortion violence.
The group is still looking for suspects in a suspicious package that damaged a clinic last month.