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Someone Set a Planned Parenthood Clinic on Fire in California

A Thousand Oaks, California, Planned Parenthood clinic was the subject of an arson attack late Wednesday, local authorities say. From the Los Angeles Times:

Ventura County sheriff’s Capt. John Reilly said someone likely used a rock to shatter a window at the Planned Parenthood facility in the 1200 block of West Hillcrest Drive, then threw gasoline inside the office and ignited it.

The attack comes more than six weeks after the office was vandalized, he said. Details about the vandalism were not immediately available, but Reilly said it was minor.

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards testified in front of a House committee in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, an appearance provoked by the recent controversy regarding the organization’s use of fetal tissue.

Thousand Oaks is a relatively affluent city of approximately 130,000 people to the northwest of Los Angeles.