22-year-old Lorna Roxanne Green sentenced to 5 years in prison for setting fire to the abortion clinic in Wyoming. She pleaded guilty to federal arson charges, will also serve 3-year probation, and pay over $250,000 in restitution.
Sentencing and Consequences for the Arsonist of the Abortion Clinic in Wyoming Fire
According to Wyoming Public Media, in a recent court decision, a judge has sentenced 22-year-old Lorna Roxanne Green to five years in prison for her involvement in setting fire to a abortion clinic in Wyoming.
Green had previously pleaded guilty to federal arson charges, and in addition to her prison sentence, she will be subject to a three-year probation period and required to pay over $250,000 in restitution. Notably, her five-year prison term represents the mandatory minimum for this type of crime.
The arson, which occurred at Wellspring Health Access, an abortion clinic in Wyoming, in May, resulted in nearly $300,000 in damages and delayed the clinic’s opening by almost a year. This facility stands as the sole location for surgical abortions in Wyoming.
Founder of the Abortion Clinic in Wyoming Reacted on Green’s Sentenced
According to The Guardian, prosecutors emphasized that Green’s sentence reflects the gravity and recklessness of her action, setting fire to a abortion clinic in Wyoming. Meanwhile, the abortion clinic in Wyoming, Wellspring Health Access, founder Julie Burkhart stated that while there is satisfaction in the perpetrator being brought to justice, those at Wellspring Health Access are acutely aware that the potential for anti-abortion violence remains. This arson attack was not an isolated incident but rather part of a wider pattern of anti-abortion violence and harassment.
Green and her parents have expressed acceptance of the punishment of her involvement in etting fire to a abortion clinic in Wyoming but are understandably heartbroken by her incarceration. As prosecutors request her placement in a minimum-security prison, the case raises broader questions about the ongoing issue of anti-abortion violence and harassment.