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Planned Parenthood clinic in Illinois suspected of arson

Planned Parenthood clinic in Illinois suspected of arson

A fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Illinois is being investigated as arson.

Police said the fire broke out late Sunday night in Peoria.

According to the Peoria Police Department, firefighters contained a single room fire. However, Planned Parenthood said the clinic would remain closed until further notice.

No one was inside the facility at the time of the fire. However, police said that one firefighter was injured while trying to douse the fire.

Police are looking for the driver of the white pickup that was seen on surveillance video at the time of the fire. So far, no arrests have been made.

The fire came just days after Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill into law expanding abortion rights. The measure also protects out-of-state residents who seek an abortion in Illinois.

“Here in Illinois, we hold to some ideals: Abortion is health care. A medical decision should be made between the patient and their doctor — no one else,” Pritzker said.

Several Republican-led states have enacted stricter abortion laws following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide. The latest Supreme Court decision nullifies Roe and leaves it up to the states to enact their own abortion laws.

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