Catholic church in Portland vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti

St. Patrick’s, the oldest Catholic church in the Portland area in Oregon, was covered in pro-abortion graffiti when parishioners arrived for Mass on the morning of Sunday, April 28th. This is the second time the church has been vandalized.

Journalist Andy Ngô tweeted photos of the vandalism, and noted that the front door of the church is still stained with bleach from a previous vandalism attack. Spray-painted on the door and the concrete were the words “F*** you, my body my choice.” The photos had been sent to Ngô by an anonymous source.

“Multiple Christian houses of worship have been attacked in Portland since 2020 by far-left extremists but the left-wing leadership, DA and law enforcement do not treat them as bias crimes,” he wrote, and added in a reply to another tweet, “There are no limitations or restrictions on abortion in Oregon law.”

Catholic Vote reported that someone set fire to the church in 2021, and graffitied the sidewalk as well. A second attack also took place in 2021, when the church’s doors were vandalized. Still another instance of pro-abortion vandalism took place in 2022, after the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling by the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

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“Heartbreaking to see this kind of hate in people’s hearts,” one person replied. “Abortion is legally protected in Oregon. Not sure about all the hate in Portland. Ironically, the church will forgive this person for their sins of destroying their place of worship.” Another person tweeted, “If something like this was done to an abortion clinic it would [be] declared domestic terrorism or a RICO violation. This act should be treated the same.”

According to CatholicVote, this is the 252nd attack on a Catholic church since May of 2022, when the draft decision of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was leaked. There has likewise been a massive increase in abortion-related violence since then, though it has been overwhelmingly directed towards the pro-life movement; FBI Director Christopher Wray confirmed that the majority of violence related to abortion since Dobbs has been directed towards pro-lifers and not abortionists or abortion facilities.

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