Two men were arrested last week in connection to the fire that destroyed an Albuquerque clinic in early December. Federal agents and arson investigators arrested Sergio T. Baca and Chad D. Altman on federal charges of arson, and the two could face additional charges for violating the federal Freedom to Access Clinic Entrances act, according to the Albuquerque Tribune.
A criminal complaint says that, according Baca’s roommate, Baca allegedly confessed to starting the December 6th fire because his ex-girlfriend was scheduled to have an abortion at the clinic, reports the Associated Press.
The December 6th fire was the beginning of a rash of attacks on clinics in the Albuquerque area. Last week, another fire damaged a surgery center used by Planned Parenthood, and a family planning clinic’s windows were smashed in. According to the New York Times, neither building sustained permanent damage and both returned to normal activity that week.
Media Resources: The Albuquerque Tribune 12/27/07; Associated Press 12/27/07; The New York Times 12/28/07
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .