NAF has been compiling statistics on incidents of violence and disruption against abortion providers since 1977. Our comprehensive database is an invaluable resource that detects changes in the patterns and trends in anti-abortion activities.
NAF's Violence and Disruption Statistics are an invaluable resource for any reporter writing on clinic violence. They document incidents of violence that range from murder to arson and bomb threats to picketing.
In order to gain an historical perspective on extreme violence against abortion providers and clinics, see NAF's History of Violence series which includes chronologies of extreme violence such as murders and shootings, arsons and bombings, and anthrax attacks.
NAF also offers profiles of anti-abortion extremist groups and individuals, such as the Army of God, Eric Rudolph, James Kopp, and Clayton Waagner.
Vicki Saporta, NAF's President and CEO, is an expert on clinic violence and has worked closely with the press during continual coverage of arsons, bombings, and anthrax threats at clinics. She is available for comment on a wide range of violence-related issues. To interview Saporta, email the Communications Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-667-5881.