GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) — Police say a homemade explosive device damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic in eastern Wisconsin.

Authorities say someone placed the small device on an outside window sill about 7:40 p.m. Sunday at the clinic in Grand Chute, near Appleton.

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin CEO Teri Huyck (HEYEK) said in a statement that there was minimal damage to an exam room and that the clinic will reopen Tuesday. No one was in the building at the time.

A small fire broke out when the device exploded, but quickly burned itself out. Police have no suspects in custody and did not immediately comment on a possible motive. The Grand Chute Fire Department responded to the clinic’s fire alarm and alerted police after finding the device.

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Comments (70)
  1. djp says:

    So I guess these idiots agains abortion think attempted murder is fine for them???

    1. DougT says:

      7:40 p.m. Sunday – umm not too many abortions going on at that time.

      And its fine for you to kill the unborn? But this is bad? Interesting standards.

      And I am not saying the “bomber” is right. I would rather see the so called “Planned Parenthood” Abortion for Profit Clinics pull their own weight and not have the public funding them – that might clean up the issue a bit.

      1. BB says:

        Under current United States law, set forth in the USA PATRIOT Act, acts of domestic terrorism are those which: “(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; (B) appear to be intended— (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States

        1. BB says:

          That bomber is a domestic terrorist under the USA Patriot Act, there is no excuse for those actions. Planned Parenthood does much more for women’s health than abortion, educate yourself beyond your religious dogma. Not all of us want to live under your belief system, keep your religion in the home and church. Keep religion out of politics and government. You are worried about the life of a few cells, but not the life of a innocent person or pregnant mom goring for her checkup. Really, I think your priorities are messed up.

          1. Dave says:

            Christian Sharia American Taliban. The right wing hates us for our freedom! Is it racial profiling to suggest they look for a white male between 35 and 75? Registered Republican, handy, church on Sunday. Weak grasp of the New Testament.

      2. Citizen says:

        Earth to DougT. Abortions are legal in the U.S. LEGAL, LEGAL, LEGAL! No one commnitting a crime here. You are using buzzwords to inflame, and as such qualify as a Tro11!

      3. Dale says:

        Here’s my questions. If these people don’t believe in abortion, what if an abortion doctor was aborted at birth? Then would this happened?

  2. Lollers says:

    the insurgents are back to using IEDs again…..

  3. jackactionhero says:

    I love it when religious zealots get violent in the name of their god and think they’re doing it for the greater good of all of us. Talk about delusional. Don’t want an abortion? Don’t get one.

    1. Brett says:

      Sorry, jack, the leftists have a very DEEP history on trying to manipulate the media, determine what gets printed/posted, and what does not. It’s called PROPAGANDA.,
      and just because it comes so OFTEN from the LEFT, doesn’t mean that it’s OK.

      1. jackactionhero says:

        But the “righties” don’t. Is that what you’re saying, Brett? That one party is so very very bad, and one party is so very very good?

        1. Tom says:

          @ jackactionhero

          Conservatives like Brett live in a bubble. He blames the liberal media but believes that FOX NEWS doesn’t do any of that.

          1. bill says:

            FOX news is also the liberal media. Has been for several years now, they all suck

        2. Bad Dad says:

          No Dale, that’s just your failure as a parent.

      2. Steve says:

        Have you been smoking crack for the last thirty years in a cave on Mars? Can you provide some references for your statementment, or are you just regurgitating a sound bite you heard on that there talk’in box?

    2. Ace says:

      They call themselves pro life and then plant bombs to kill people? What hypocrites!

      1. Nice try says:

        They only care about the birth. After that you can kill it any way you want to. Death penalty, starve it, deprive it of medical care, bomb it – all ok – just don’t let the mother control her body

    3. Chronic M@sterb@iter says:

      That’s why i propose self inflicted glory.

  4. tom says:

    Bet it was a liberal who did it that wants to see if the conservatives get blamed.

    1. tom is not a Rocket Scientist says:

      YEs, that is exactly what happened.(eye roll).

    2. Cindy says:

      Wouldn’t doubt it at all tom.

      When the State controlled Obama media decided last week to change the main story from the fictitious “war on women” to the thug kid that got himself shot in Florida the feminists had to get themselves back in the spotlight.

      Putting a firecracker in front of an abortion mill is the perfect way to yelp “look at me again”

      1. jackactionhero says:

        You are not stable. Get help.

        1. desert eagle .50 says:

          Speaking of stability, how’s your self-administered prostate exam going? Maybe I should stop calling you Captain Coprophagia and change your name to Dr DRE. Would that be OK?

          Please be specific.

      2. See BS says:

        NBC got busted altering 911 audio to make Zimmerman sound like a racist.

      3. Tom says:

        @ Cindy

        You are nuts! The “war on women: is real but I guess you are one of those who believes you have no voice! Maybe you should see that video of Zimmerman walking into the police station and see his fictitious broken nose, bloody shirt, head injury, etc.

        1. Cindy says:

          The “war on women” is only real in the minds of limp-wristed liberal “men”

          I don’t care about what happened in Florida, it doesn’t effect me in the least. I was only commenting on how the Obama regime decides its in their best interest to dredge up a month old shooting and the media trips over themselves to appease their master. Its pathetic and in a couple of weeks the next flavor of the month will pop up and we will repeat the process

            1. Mindy says:

              Cindy doesn’t read, she only parrots the talking points and makes stuff up.

      4. js says:

        Great comment as always Cindy…still off your meds apparently?

      5. Cindy McCain? says:

        Dn’t you a have a botox appointment to run to?

      6. BB says:

        Cindy, really get a life, this was committed by right wing religious zealots and in the end they will pay the price. It is a act of terrorism according to the USA Patriot Act.

      7. Steve says:

        WOW!! I am embarrassment for you Cindy. And you can function in your daily life okay?

  5. gene hodel says:


    1. Steve says:

      How does being a “Bibical [sic] based pro-life Christian” correlate into self-evident justice?

      1. Steve says:

        Shoot, I forgot “Christian [sic]”. I hope you’re not a “Biblical pro-life Christian” advocate for home schooling as well.

  6. See BS says:

    Liberals do get busted for staging hate crimes and it doesn’t get reported in the news.

    1. jackactionhero says:

      And Republicans get busted for actually doing the hate crimes. Better keep up your blind support. It’s all they have left are the blind ones.

      1. See BS says:

        Like who? Only people I see in the news for bombs are middle eastern radicals, RNC and Occupy protesters.

        1. Dave says:

          Really OWS? Can you cite a reference?… Thought not. Go cry on Drudge and drink your Kool-Aid.

          1. See BS says:

            Tea Party protests are peaceful with live music, BBQ and people sitting in lawn chairs with mispelled signs.

            Liberal protesters are violent and pushy, like in Oakland California Occupy protesters and RNC protesters in Saint Paul.

            1. Robert says:

              Tim McVeigh, conservative
              Gordon Kahl, conservative
              Richard Poplawski conservative
              James VonBrunn conservative
              Jim Addkisson conservative
              “The Order” conservative.
              pusht is one thing, the conservatives resort to mass murder.
              BS remembers only what he wants

              1. See BS says:

                They won’t let me respond to this post — probably because my list is much bigger.

  7. Guess Who says:

    When we take over this country this fall by winning the President and both Houses of Congress. Our first foreign mission will be to setup permanent residence of an Afgan Expert Leaders to come live in the United States. These Leaders mission is to teach us now to Taliban the poor (in spirit) woman of America. We already have developed plans to immediately remove all girls from attending K-12 and ordering the Victoria Secret Company to shut it doors.
    Signs me; Rick Santorium Cultural and Religious Secretary of President Milt Rumney.

    1. DougT says:

      Sounds more like the Special Internal Security Forces of Barrack Obama (His Imperial Majesty !!) than any moderate, middle of the roaders favorite Mitt Romney 🙂

      1. jackactionhero says:


        Middle of the roaders favor Mitt Romney?

        Wow, you couldn’t be further from the truth. He has NOTHING in common with regular Americans.

        1. DougT says:

          Well not when compared to His Imperial Majesty BO – of course – no one would say that ! BO is just a regular guy that was born and raised in Hawaii, attended an Ivy League school (not sure where the financing came from or exactly what his grades were…) changed his name to be more “street and has never had a real job – but He Know all about….Everything!! 😉

          1. jackactionhero says:

            Why do you say things like “His Imperial Majesty” and talk so disrespectfully? What was his name before it was Barack Obama?
            Nobody knows everything. Including you.

            1. Dave says:

              As long as I can have a beer with him and he’s a good Bowler…

        2. desert eagle .50 says:

          Well, Dr DRE what does he have in common with you? You’re mighty irregular.

          Please be specific.

  8. Postman says:

    For all of you who are charging attempted murder, take a breath and think about when this happened; Sunday night at 7:30 PM. No abortions were being performed at the time and the building was empty. Therefore, no murdering (attempted or actual) was occuring.

    I’m wondering how much we’ll see the liberals retract the “crazy right-wing” rhetoric when it’s learned the “unknown suspect” responsible turns out to be some neighborhood kid with a cherry bomb instead of a wing-nut blowing up abortion clinics. THAT would never be reported.

    1. jackactionhero says:

      And so what will your big statement be if that doesn’t happen? What if it really is another deranged Catholic who insists we all must think and believe as he does? That’s the square with my bet on it.

    2. Nice try says:

      Just to be sure … it’s now OK to blow up a building as long as no one is in it, right? So if someone starts blowing up pro-life headquarters when no one is in them, that would just find with you, right?


    3. Mad says:

      Are you for real; Get a clue!!!

    4. Citizen says:

      So, Postman, if someone tries to blow up your house when you are not home, it isn’t a crime, right? That would make all the laws against property damage defunct on your planet!

      1. Postman says:

        No, it just wouldn’t be ATTEMPTED MURDER. READ what I actually wrote. You can’t argue with the point I made so you’re inventing unrelated nonsense to argue.

        What if it really turns out to be a local juvenile with no political ax to grind? Will you just ignore that and go on blaming your political foes for the bomb that ‘blew up’ the Planned Parenthood building in Grand Chute, Wisconsin?

        1. hello? says:

          Just because it was after hours, doesnt guarantee that the building was empty.. ie: cleaning crew, staff working late, etc….

  9. ang says:

    Most of us who are prolife do not endorse this kind of violence. It is unacceptable. Most of us are very peaceful and compassionate. we are always made out to be the bad guys when in reaity we are the ones who care about women. Abortion causes more pain and suffering than anything and that is being totally ignored and denied.

    1. jackactionhero says:

      Then don’t have an abortion, ang. Seems simple to me. It’s when you start telling others they should think like you think “OR ELSE” that you cross the line.

    2. personal experience says:

      as someone who 30 years ago had a teen pregnancy given up for adoption, followed by an abortion, I can tell you I’ve had more emotional pain and have thought more about the baby I lost to adoption, that the barely formed fetus I never came to know…..

      1. jackactionhero says:

        Wow, sounds like you really didn’t take the lesson about birth control, did you?

        1. personal experience says:

          yeah, I was a dumb kid and a slow learner…. but did learn…. when do you suppose you will learn compassion, non-judgement and how to not say anything if you cant say anything nice? looks like no time soon from the amount of criticism you spew in your comments…

  10. Raylan says:

    As Boyd Crowder would say “fire in the hole”.

    1. desert eagle .50 says:

      Have you been taking lessons from Dr DRE?

  11. missy says:

    Most prolife individuals would never do this. They are peaceful, proactive citizens who operate within the parameters of the law. Unfortunately, whoever did this did more damage to the prolife campaign by breaking the law, and potentially hurting someone. I’m glad no one got hurt. Just as the Westboro crazies don’t represent true Christians, whoever did this does not represent prolife individuals.

    1. Steve says:

      The horse has kinda left the barn on that one.

    2. Dale Gribble says:

      This is the sort of thing the criminal DFL would do to make White Christian Americans look bad. This is obviously a frame-up conspiracy. Mark my words.

      1. Dave says:

        Marking them Dale.

      2. Robert says:

        @ Dale the troll Is the mark that you want on your comment is the click on the last word before the next person’s

  12. Reagan says:

    Keep government out of it. They should never be able to tell us what decisions to make.

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