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Pregnancy centers targeted by pro-abortion vandals over Independence Day weekend

Image: Care Net of Puget Sound Kenmore WA center vandalized with burnt flag

A number of pro-life pregnancy centers were vandalized over Independence Day weekend, with hate filled messages suggesting some of the vandals may have been followers of the pro-abortion domestic terror group Jane’s Revenge.

Pro-abortion activists in places like Portland (previously documented by Live Action News) have become so emboldened that they are actively vandalizing pro-life buildings and churches in broad daylight, while they hide behind masks and black umbrellas.

Florida

In Florida on July 5, the Heartbeat of Miami center in Hialeah, Florida, was vandalized with hate messages, according to Local10.com. According to a center spokesperson, the center was first contacted by phone with threats around the time the Supreme Court draft opinion was leaked suggesting the eventual overturning of Roe v. Wade.

“The man and woman spray painted over security cameras before painting an apparent threat and the calling card ‘Jane’s Revenge’ with an anarchist’s logo,” the news outlet wrote, adding that the FBI and Homeland Security are involved in the investigation. Messages spray painted on the building included, “If abortions aren’t safe the [sic] neither are you,” “our rage will not stop,” “Jane’s Revenge,” as well as a message about the death penalty.

Image: Heartbeat of Miami pregnancy center in Hialeah FL vandalized with Janes Revenge messages

Heartbeat of Miami pregnancy center in Hialeah FL vandalized with Janes Revenge messages

In the CBS4 News video below, the co-founder of the Center told the media outlet that the center has received multiple threats in the past. She added that the vandalism “causes fear to our patients, to the women that we serve.” She vowed that they will continue to serve the women and called the incident “very painful.”

“I just want this to stop,” she added.

Hialeah Mayor Esteban Bovo, Jr. has called the act of vandalism a hate crime, according to a report by WSVN-TV. “Unfortunately I think many voices have kind of galvanized and emboldened some of these folks. When you have elected officials go out and say you know – ‘we’re going to fight back’. What it does sometimes is radicalize some of the fringe to do these kind of things,” the mayor stated.

 

Minnesota

In Minnesota, MPRNews.org reported that Birthright in St. Paul was also targeted over the July 4th weekend. The crime was confirmed on the center’s Facebook page which read, “Birthright of St. Paul is very sad to report that our building was vandalized today.”

“Black spray paint on the side of the building read ‘Blood On Your Hands.’ The front of the building had red spray paint with three messages: ‘Abort America,’ “F*** You’ and ‘Janes Revenge,’ ” MPR News wrote. Steve Linders, public information officer for the St. Paul police department, told MPR that it was unclear the exact time the building was targeted. A spokesperson for Birthright told the media that the location has been vandalized seven times in the last five years.

Image: Birthright in St Paul pregnancy center vandalized July 5 with Janes Revenge

Birthright in St Paul pregnancy center vandalized July 5 with Janes Revenge

Oregon

CatholicPhilly.com reported that on July 1, police officers successfully drove dozens of anarchist rioters away from Holy Redeemer Church in Portland. The church had been vandalized with graffiti in the spring and was being mentioned by name in anarchist chatter in late June, according to CP. “The Portland Activists’ online calendar had announced a nighttime rally at nearby Peninsula Park with the intent to ‘Abolish SCOTUS,'” the media outlet reported.

“When the anarchists approached our block, the police announced it was an illegal gathering and blocked them as they rushed the church building,” Holy Redeemer parish council member Tom Markgraf told CP. “The police were superb. They blocked the anarchists. The lights shining on them and exposing them caused many to pull back. The church building was spared.”

A tweet published by @hunnybadgermom responded, “I do believe they had every intention of wrecking the historic Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, like they did with the Hinson Church building a few days before. They’ve made it plain they hate Christians.”

Washington

In the early morning hours of July 5, Care Net of Puget Sound’s center in Kenmore, Washington, was vandalized, and a burned American flag was left on scene. On the Center’s Facebook page was this message:

This morning our Kenmore center was vandalized, and an American flag was burned and left on our property. We are saddened that any group or person would choose to use vandalism, intimidation and threats of violence to make a point. We choose to believe that people who commit such crimes do not understand what we do and do not understand that in hurting us, they ultimately hurt the vulnerable women and families we are serving. We are more resolved than ever to continue the work we have been doing for the past 40 years –providing free, compassionate, confidential, non-judgmental care to every woman who walks through our doors.

The now commonly seen Jane’s Revenge message, “if abortions aren’t safe you aren’t either!” can also be seen in the images below from the scene.

Image: Care Net of Puget Sound Kenmore WA center vandalized with burnt flag

Care Net of Puget Sound Kenmore, WA center vandalized with burnt flag

The vandalism at the PRC follows a targeted attack at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Renton in June (previously documented at Live Action news). Spray-painted messages there included ‘Abortions save lives’ and ‘F!!! you,’ written on the building.

 

Wisconsin

St. Bernard Catholic Church in Madison, Wisconsin, was also vandalized with a profane message on July 1 that read. “Pro life my f***ing a** let’s talk about all the native kids you’ve killed!!!”

“St. Bernard Parish is saddened over the graffiti on the front of the church. We understand people’s anger over the recent ruling by the Supreme Court, but this does nothing to solve any issues. We join in prayer for those who did this, that the Lord may heal their hearts. An investigation is ongoing with Madison Police,” St. Bernard Pastor Michael Radowicz said in a statement to NBC15 News.

Image: St. Bernard Catholic Church in Madison vandalized

St. Bernard Catholic Church in Madison vandalized

Other newly documented acts of vandalism prior to July 4

In addition to acts of vandalism documented by Live Action News at multiple churches and pregnancy centers just prior to the July 4th holiday weekend, the National Catholic Register (NCR) reported that St. Patrick Catholic Church in Philadelphia was vandalized on June 25 and that a “pro-life sign at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Hutchinson, Kansas, about 50 miles northwest of Wichita, was also vandalized over the weekend,” NCR also wrote.

NCR also reported, “The mobile clinic of Options Health, a pregnancy center in Concord, California, was vandalized June 25” according to Blayne Wittig, the clinic’s Executive Director. NCR was also allegedly informed by the Pregnancy Resource Center of Salt Lake City that a threatening sign was taped to their front door June 24, which read, “If abortions aren’t safe neither are you,” and on the backside, “Women are fragile, not like a flower, but more like a bomb.”

Also prior to the July 4th weekend, a California pregnancy center in Yuba City was targeted. Media reports indicated that between June 27 and 28, A Woman’s Friend Pregnancy Resource Clinic was vandalized, with three rocks used to break a large window. Reports say police are investigating but no arrests have been made so far.

 

Continued Cyber Attacks Alleged

Meanwhile, the Twitter handle @LorianSynaro, which has been alleging cyber-attacks against pro-life organizations in recent days, has now claimed that the pro-life group Texas Right to Life was “taken offline,” adding in his tweet, “This is Jane’s revenge! #Anonymous #OpJane #RowVWade.” While the Texas RTL website appeared difficult to access, Live Action News has not independently confirmed that an interruption or hacking attempt occurred.

Under the #OpJane hashtag on Twitter is this disturbing meme (see below) published by @HarmonyUsInc, which reads, “You took away our choices and privacy. Now we start taking away yours And take back ours. Expect Us. We are Legion.”

Image: @HarmonyUsInc meme "We are Legion" (Image:: Twitter)

@HarmonyUsInc meme “We are Legion” (Image:: Twitter)

Jane’s Revenge cult followers have claimed responsibility for firebombing a number of buildings tied to pro-life groups.

The first victim of an arson attack since the Supreme Court draft opinion was leaked was Wisconsin Family Action, where Jane’s Revenge later took credit for firebombing the facility. Last month, a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the offices of Oregon Right to Life. On June 6, perpetrators spray painted the message “Jane was here” when they firebombed CompassCare Pregnancy Services in Buffalo, New York. Then, on June 11, a pro-life pregnancy center in the area of Gresham, Oregon, was also firebombed but no messages were left behind. And on June 25, Life Choices Pregnancy Center in Longmont, Colorado, became another arson victim as did the St. John Neumann Catholic Community Church in Fairfax County, Virginia (June 26). No one has yet claimed responsibility for those attacks. Jane’s Revenge also took responsibility for smashing windows of the Blue Ridge pregnancy center in Lynchburg, Virginia, a communique published at Abolition Media blog June 27 stated.

Live Action News is keeping a violence log by state here. In addition, threats and crimes alleged by Jane’s Revenge have been documented herehere, and here.

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