American Family Planning abortion clinic demolished after New Year's Day arson

8:58 AM, Jul 13, 2012   |    comments
The American Family Planning center on North Avenue near Creighton Road was undergoing demolition and removal Thursday morning. he clinic was fire-bombed on New Year's, and the City of Pensacola ruled the structure unsafe.
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Pensacola, Florida (PNJ) -- The American Family Planning clinic, the scene of a double murder and multiple fire-bombings during its years as an abortion clinic, is being razed.

The City of Pensacola declared the Ninth Avenue building unsafe after a New Year's Day arson fire damaged the rear section of the two-story, frame structure, Building Official Bill Weeks said.

Bobby Joe Rogers, 41, is charged with the arson. He is expected to plead guilty next week, according to records.

On Christmas Day 1984, two people bombed the facility, then known as The Ladies Center, along with two other doctor's offices where abortions were provided.

In 1994, Paul Hill killed Dr. John Britton and his volunteer escort, James Barrett, outside the clinic. Hill was executed in 2003.

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