Planned Parenthood Arsonist Found Guilty


Francis Grady was found guilty of federal arson for trying to burn down a Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin.

The jury deliberated for only thirty-minutes before reaching a verdict.

During his testimony Grady admitted to setting the fire so he could “release the souls of the children” killed through abortions. Grady also testified that he had thought of “those poor children for years” but insisted the decision to set the fire was spur-of-the-moment after an afternoon of drinking with a friend.

That friend, Daniel Wolf, later testified that while the two were drinking Grady mentioned wanting to blow up Planned Parenthood. Wolf testified this was out oc character for Grady who had never before mentioned Planned Parenthood or an anti-choice agenda. Wolf testified that Grady tried to take a gas can from his garage before leaving his house, but Wolf removed the can from Grady’s van.

The next day Wolf called the Grand Chute police after seeing media coverage of the Planned Parenthood fire.

Grady faces sentencing in the fall and faces up to 21 years in prison.


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Photo from fibonacciblue via flickr.


Carl Oerke
Carl O5 years ago

The Wisconsin cheese heads strike again. They fail to recall Scott Walker when given the chance and then another north woods nut case burns down Planned Parenthood. I took only thirty minutes to come to a verdict? Are the cheese heads beginning to wise up? I certainly hope so.

Luvenia V.
Luvenia V5 years ago

Elaine A., the more I read your posts the more I wonder if you have a keeper. Do you have someone there to take care of you after you get through playing on the computer? Your child like responses to some very serious issues lets me know one reason the Republicans can win an election, they cater to the childlike and uniformed.

If you believe it or not Religion is responsible for millions of cold blooded murders and all in the name of God SOOOOO if someone sets fire to a Church would that be okay as well? I find it revolting that you people ONLY see what other people do as wrong but can somehow justify the most horrendous of crimes and DARE to say it was done in the name of a God of love and peace. You are some really sick people.

I loved the part about borrowing the money for a bus to get downtown. That lets me know you are a snob as well. I hope he gets the full 21 years.

cheryl n.
cheryl norris5 years ago

So happy this person was convicted of this horrendous crime, hope he gets the maximum sentance.

Fiona Dudley
Fiona Dudley5 years ago

For those of you who just aren't informed - and you know who you are - Planned Parenthood is a valuable. low cost provider of health care. I am forever grateful to a Planned Parenthood Nurse Practitioner who alerted me to a food allergy I didn't know I had, but had been causing health problems.
Arson is Arson - a Federal crime. No excuses.

Mimi Brown
Mimi Brown5 years ago

People, don't even bother responding to Dawid or Elaine. They are one-hit, hit and runners. They spew their hate and then run away, refusing to face those that question their integrity. Maybe because integrity is a foreign concept to them. Then again there are so many concepts that are foreign to them, such as compassion, intelligence and lets not forget actually having an EDUCATED opinion. Christ like my ass.

Chris Cole
Chris C5 years ago

Elaine A - what a horrible thing to say...your heart is indeed very dark!

Sharon H.
Sharon H5 years ago

Dawid and Elaine...both proclaim to be good Christians and yet both are here cheering for the destruction of an organization who helps thousands of poor women get the only kind of preventive medicine they can afford. PP has saved thousands of lives by catching cancer early. You two are the absolute least Christian people on Care2. In fact, I'd be willing to say you are in a direct league with Satan. Question for both of you...if a woman you don't know does have an does it affect YOU personally and who gave YOU the right to say anything about it? It the LAW. Do you think just because YOU don't approve of it, then this country should do something about it? Who the hell died and made you boss? And, please don't try to say that God or Jesus condemns it, it's nowhere in the bible and ...two, unless God or Jesus came down personally in the flesh and told you...with witnesses...then it's all in your warped head. Elaine, we've said this before, please have that sex change because you clearly hate being female.

Troy G.
Troy Grant5 years ago

Ruling crass cons and their violent, deluded lackeys want more cannon fodder. These fascists don't care about the "unproductive" once they have been used up.

Amanda M.
Amanda M5 years ago

Good on the jury for finding this TERRORIST guilty, but I won't breathe a sigh of relief unless he gets a fitting sentence for his crime and not a mere knuckle-smack's worth of jail time. Stick him in "the hole," deny him contact with anybody else in the anti-choice crowd so he can't become a martyr, and throw away the key.

Lynda Duke
Lynda Duke5 years ago

We need planned parenthood. Since the time of woman being used as a sex object, (caveman) to this day, women everywhere will get an abortion one way or another. Its best to have those abortions in a safe, clean environment away from the back alley doctors. You will see this in several movies - Dirty Dancing is one of them. Illegal abortions brought about infection and women dying from bleeding to death. There are over 7 billion people, food prices are going up - and still people want to add more babies to the population as if there's no problem to the food supply. This is the warmest year on record, and its getting warmer. Farmers are facing DROUGHT, we will face FAMINE, and still - you want more babies??? Come on - COMMON SENSE isn't so COMMON afterall!