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Abortion Clinic Vandalism Seen As "Personal Attack"

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KALISPELL -

Police are at Kalispell's only clinic that offers abortions trying to get a handle on a break in that happened sometime Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

Police tape has been up since at least 10:00 a.m. and police are still looking for answers after a receptionist discovered that All Families Healthcare had been broken into and vandalized.

You can't see much of the damage from outside, but physician assistant Susan Cahill said that she hasn't been allowed into her office all day because police have told her it would be very upsetting.

Cahill said she thinks this was a "personal attack." It wouldn't be the first. A firebomb back in 1994 shut down the clinic for a while, when it was still on Meridian Road.

Cahill said police are keeping pretty tight lipped, but she knows some computers were smashed as well as a window. She also says, and police have confirmed, that at least one person from the FBI was there Monday.

According to the clinic's web site, they offer both suction and medication abortions. One section reads "You are not alone! Abortion is one of the most common and safest medical procedures in the United States... Despite that fact, most messages about abortion are centered on shame, regret, and irresponsibility."

The clinic has only been at the location on First Avenue East for a few months.

Police do say they might be able to release more information in a few hours.

We'll keep you posted with the latest as we get it.

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