Prosecutors: Man drove automotive into deliberate Illinois abortion clinic in tried arson

DANVILLE, In poor health. (AP) — A 73-year-old man is dealing with federal expenses after he rammed a automotive right into a deliberate abortion clinic in an japanese Illinois metropolis and in addition was making an attempt to set the constructing on hearth, authorities introduced Tuesday.

Police arrived on the clinic web site in Danville about 4:30 a.m. Saturday to search out Philip J. Buyno of Prophetstown, Illinois, caught inside a automotive that had backed into the constructing’s entrance and he had a number of containers stuffed with gasoline, in response to federal prosecutors.

The deliberate clinic has generated controversy. The Danville Metropolis Council voted this month to ban the mailing or transport of abortion drugs at the same time as state Democratic officers have warned that the transfer violates Illinois regulation defending abortion as a elementary proper.

Buyno additionally faces county felony expenses for the clinic harm. Federal prosecutors charged him with tried arson of a constructing utilized in interstate commerce.

Data on any protection attorneys representing Buyno who may touch upon his behalf wasn’t instantly obtainable from court docket data. Buyno’s dwelling deal with offered by prosecutors is a couple of 200-mile (320-kilometer) drive to Danville, which is close to the Illinois-Indiana state line.

Danville officers have mentioned the constructing is being renovated as an abortion clinic after Indiana’s Republican-dominated Legislature voted final summer time to ban abortion. A authorized problem pending earlier than the Indiana Supreme Courtroom has saved the state’s ban on maintain since September.