Abortion Clinic Burns
January 1, 2012
An Escambia County abortion clinic burned early New Year’s Day morning, adding to the long history of abortion clinics in Pensacola.
Fire crews responded to the American Family Planning Clinic on 9th Avenue about 1 a.m. Sunday. The first firefighters on scene reported that fire was coming from under the building and extending up the rear to the attic. It took about an hour to bring the fire under control.
The fire is being called “suspicious” in nature and is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal and the Pensacola Fire Marshal.
There were no injuries reported.
Pensacola abortion clinics have a long history of violence. The clinic was bombed in June 1984. Four people were convicted of Christmas Day bombings at several abortion clinics back in 1984. Michael Griffin was convicted of shooting Dr. David Gunn in March 1993 at another Pensacola clinic. Another abortion doctor, John Britton and his security escort James Barrett were murdered at a clinic in July 1994. Barrett’s wife was also shot.