The South Broward Pregnancy Help Center this week joined a growing list of pro-life pregnancy centers targeted by abortion radicals enraged by the expected reversal of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade of 1973 which legalized abortion nationwide.
The center, one of three operated by the Archdiocese of Miami, was spray painted with graffiti threatening “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you,” and signed “Jane’s Revenge,” which references to a collective of radical feminists organized in 1960s Chicago that illegally helped provide abortions before the High Court’s Roe decision.
Dr. Grazie Christi, who volunteers as a radiologist at the center, reported the vandals’ work in a tweet on Wednesday.
“The pregnancy care center where I volunteer as a radiologist has been vandalized. Violent threats are terrifying and I hope they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent. Moreover, it hurts our poor clients the most, who need help bringing their VERY wanted children into the world.”
The pregnancy care center where I volunteer as a radiologist was vandalized. Violent threats are terrifying and I hope they will be pursued to the fullest. Additionally, it hurts our poor clients the most, who need help delivering their VERY wanted children. pic.twitter.com/S9CbYwIjUy
— Grazie Christie, MD (@GChristiemd) June 8, 2022
Abortion radicals placed a similar threat on another center in Asheville, North Carolina on Thursday. Images of the damage were tweeted by the wife of a pastor whose church is a partner of this pro-life centre.
Here are more pictures. https://t.co/ZFPWq6niHB
—Clark Yazza (@ClarkYazza) June 9, 2022
Attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers by abortion extremists have accelerated across the country since the May 2 leak of a draft High Court opinion. The project showed that a majority of justices agreed to overturn the nearly 50-year-old Roe decision, which triggered some 60 million abortions in the United States over the past five decades, and return to place the issue of abortion to individual states.
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The Baptist Press reports that at least three other attacks have taken place more recently. An attack took place over Memorial Day weekend when a pregnancy care center in Hollywood, Florida was also damaged by similar threats. In another attack on June 3, radicals splattered the front door of the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center in Washington, D.C. with red paint and spray-painted the words “Jane says revenge” on the side of the building. .
On the same day as the Asheville attack, a pro-life center in Buffalo, New York known as CompassCare was set on fire and graffiti was scrawled on the exterior.
CompassCare CEO Jim Harden has promised to restore the building and continue to protect the unborn child.
“It’s pro-abortion ‘Kristallnacht’. Because of this act of violence, the needs of women facing unplanned pregnancy will go unmet and babies will die,” Harden said. whether Governor Hochul will veto the pregnancy center investigation bill? I wonder if Attorney General Letitia James will investigate these cowardly criminals? CompassCare will rebuild because women deserve better. CompassCare won’t stop serving because unborn boys and girls deserve protection. .”
Pro-abortion vandals also targeted the office of a pro-life group in Madison, Wisconsin in early May, where a fire broke out and a Molotov cocktail was found by authorities. The group Jane’s Revenge also claimed responsibility for the vandalism of the headquarters of the pro-life group Wisconsin Family Action (WFA).
As CBN News reported, in a manifesto, the group essentially declared war on life advocates and threatened further violence if the pro-life group and others like it don’t disband and stop advocating. against the abortion of unborn children.
WFA President Julaine Appling said she would not be intimidated by the vandalism.
“But this attack does not frighten us and rather strengthens the resolve of ordinary, law-abiding, common-sense people to stand up and push back,” she said. “We know today that it’s Wisconsin Family Action throwing Molotov cocktails through broken windows and setting fires, but tomorrow it could be anyone in our state or another state who is attacked because that we disagree with a policy or action, give voice to the voiceless, or stand up for what is right.”
After the Wisconsin firebombing, the Biden White House released a statement saying the president “strongly condemns” the arson. But there hasn’t been much more from Biden or his Justice Department. As of this writing, pro-abortion protesters continue to march outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices in an effort to influence the final decision on Roe despite a federal law banning the intimidation of federal judges.
Biden’s Justice Department is refusing to enforce the law even after federal marshals arrested a man this week near the home of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The man was armed with a pistol and a knife and other weapons. He admitted he planned to kill Kavanaugh.
The protection of judges has been strengthened. But even though a bipartisan bill that would offer even greater protections to judges’ immediate families passed the Senate a month ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has so far refused to move the bill forward. bill in the House.
These actions or inactions have led many people to believe that whether a law is enforced or whether a group’s constitutional rights and safety are protected depends primarily on the political standing of those involved.
WFA’s Julaine Appling summed it up for a lot of people.
“Americans see through the hypocrisy of the left. The violence must stop and stop now,” she said. “That’s not the answer to any question or problem. Just because liberals don’t get what they want doesn’t mean they’re allowed to threaten bodily harm or burn and destroy.”
Appling also expressed his commitment to unborn representatives who stand on the front lines of the pro-life movement.
“But we still stand. We still support freedom. We love our republic and care for our neighbors. We will fix our offices, stay at work, and build an even stronger grassroots effort. We won’t back down. Stop do what we do. There is too much at stake,” she said.