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Fire-damaged abortion clinic in Amherst announces reopening and expansion | Local News

An anti-abortion clinic in Eggertsville that was targeted by a suspected firebombing in early June announced it would reopen to patients as early as this week and plans to expand to provide telehealth services and other services on the site.

CompassCare executives made the announcements Monday at a press conference at the pregnancy crisis center at 1230 Eggert Road, near Main Street.

CEO Jim Harden said the organization likely spent more than $400,000 repairing the damaged structure, equipment and furnishings, as well as enhancing building security. He said CompassCare was awaiting a final certificate of occupancy before reopening to patients.

CompassCare has been providing medical counseling and services to pregnant women at another unidentified location in the Buffalo area since the day after the fire, Harden said.

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The fire was reported at 2:30 a.m. on June 7. No one was inside at the time, but two volunteer firefighters were treated for minor injuries.

The words “Jane was here” were written on the side of the building. Jane’s Revenge, called an “abortion terror group” by CompassCare, later took credit for setting the fire, as it has done for other fires across the country.

Amherst police and federal authorities continue to investigate the incident. Harden read a statement from city police at Monday’s press conference that they were “working diligently” with the FBI to solve the case.

Harden said he remains frustrated with the pace of the investigation.

Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-New Hartford; State Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay; and Williamsville Mayor Deb Rogers.