Woman who set fire to abortion clinic in Wyoming sentenced to five years in prison


A woman who set fire to an abortion clinic in Wyoming was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday.

Lorna Roxanne Green, 22, faced up to 20 years in prison for the May 2022 arson of the Wellspring Health Access clinic in Casper. Along with her five-year prison sentence, Green will also have to pay restitution, the amount of which will be determined at a later date, The said Associated Press reported.

U.S. District Judge Alan Johnson said during her hearing that the amount would be “well in excess of $280,000.”

In July, Green pleaded guilty to federal arsonand said during her hearing that she regretted setting the clinic on fire.

“While I deeply regret my actions, I accept full responsibility for what I did,” Green told Judge Johnson at the time.

The opening of the state’s only full-service abortion clinic was delayed by nearly a year due to the damage and did not open until April.

Green told investigators that she was anti-abortion and used a rock to break the clinic’s glass door before pouring gasoline into aluminum pans in several rooms and then setting them on fire.

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