Arsonist Sentenced to 10 Years for Attack on Abortion Clinic

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"Arsonist Sentenced to 10 Years for Attack on Abortion Clinic"

A Florida man who set fire to a women’s health clinic has been sentenced to ten years in prison today. Bobby Joe Rogers, a vagrant with a number of run-ins with the law, confessed to firebombing the Pensacola, FL facility because he objected to the fact that abortions were performed there. The same facility was the site of the infamous double-murder of a doctor and his security guard in 1994 by radical anti-abortion activist Paul Hill. Harassment against abortion providers has been on the rise over the past two decades — and studies show that such behavior may be influenced by restrictive anti-abortion legislation. — Nate Niemann

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