Arsonist Ordered to Pay Nearly $300,000 for Damages to Wyoming Abortion Clinic

A federal judge has ordered a woman serving a five-year sentence for setting fire to an abortion clinic in Wyoming last year to pay nearly $300,000 in restitution, according to documents filed in the U.S. District Court in Wyoming.

The woman, Lorna Green, 22, pleaded guilty in July to setting fire to Wellspring Health Access, an abortion clinic in Casper, Wyo., in 2022. The facility, which was under construction at the time and opened in April of this year, is now the state’s only such provider, as abortion access has been restricted across the United States.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson ordered Ms. Green, who was sentenced in September, to pay more than $240,000 to the clinic’s insurance company, more than $33,000 to the building’s owner, and more than $24,500 to the president of the clinic, the full amount sought by prosecutors, court documents show.

According to prosecutors, Ms. Green set fire to the clinic in the early hours of May 25, 2022, following a string of protests surrounding its scheduled opening the following month. The clinic provides obstetrics and gynecology services, as well as gender-affirming care and abortion procedures.

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