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Fire Hits Abortion Clinic Before Ruling

from Associated Press

A deliberately set fire caused minor damage to an abortion clinic Monday hours before the U.S. Supreme Court announced its ruling limiting the right to an abortion, authorities said.

Police said they were notifying federal authorities because of the circumstances.

“Where it’s at a feminist health center and there’s been this nationwide thing involving them (abortion clinics), we felt that we should notify them,” said Jim Moran, director of investigations for the Concord police.

Fire officials received an alarm at 2:20 a.m., said Capt. Jack Davis, fire prevention officer. The fire, confined to a bookcase in one room in the unoccupied building, was put out with a portable extinguisher.

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