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Pro-abortion groups attack more PRCs and churches, offer rewards for SCOTUS justice locations

Image: Right to Life of Northeast Ohio vandalized July 6 2022

Abortion extremists are now offering a bounty for tips leading to the real-time locations of Supreme Court Justices while assaults on churches and pro-life pregnancy center continue nationwide. Meanwhile, these attacks are being described as “fun” and “easy” by the domestic terrorist pro-abortion group Jane’s Revenge. Pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) offer pregnant women free services and have saved nearly one million lives in the past few years according to recently published research.

Arizona

LifeBoat Coffee, which offers customers life-affirming pro-life labels for their brand and is public about supporting the pro-life cause, was vandalized on July 6, with a rock thrown through the business’s window. Owner John Lillis told Live Action News that the Phoenix coffee establishment has also been targeted with hate mail. “Lifeboat Coffee Loves Life – we help women (and men), the unborn, the elderly and the infirmed,” owner John Lillis told Live Action News.

Image: LifeBoat Coffee which has prolife labels was vandalized

LifeBoat Coffee, which has pro-life labels, was vandalized

The motive for the attack is not clear, but Lillis said video surveillance showed one perpetrator who did not seem to belong in the normally rough neighborhood. Lillis believes his business was targeted because the shop is public about their pro-life belief with posters on the wall — “So the public knows,” he said. LifeBoat has been a pro-life coffee company for 10 years and has operated in Phoenix for six. Lillis claims abortion groups have instructed their supporters to be disruptive and write fake reviews against the business. “We have always promoted [ourselves] online as pro life,” he said.

For example, company wrote in May, “In our Tenth year of helping save human lives, lifeboatcoffee.com is America’s ORIGINAL pro-life coffee. Every purchase of our Veteran and Family Owned ARTISAN fresh roasted coffees (roasted by me, not some giant 3rd party roaster), helps the Pro-Life Cause. Lifeboat Coffee, NOW more than EVER!”

Lillis has personal reason to an advocate of life, and wrote about it on the business social media page: “My biological mother was 16, raped by a 40yr old man, and was impregnated. She lived in California, where abortion was already legal in 1967. I was born, and she left me in the hospital, where I was put into a ‘pool’ of available newborns. Three months later, my ‘new’ parents brought me home around Thanksgiving; how appropriate… So to everyone out there wondering, cases like mine are very rare, but intended to bring hope to anyone in that situation.”

District of Columbia

A tweet by the handle @ShutDown_DC is offering a bounty for tips that lead them to the locations of Supreme Court Justices. The tweet posted July 8, 2022 reads, “DC Service Industry Workers… If you see Kavanaugh, Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch, Coney Barrett or Roberts DM us with the details! We’ll venmo you $50 for a confirmed sighting and $200 if they’re still there 30 mins after your message.”

Abortion extremists ShutDownDC tweet bounty for tips on Supreme Court Justice locations (Image: Twitter)

ShutDownDC tweet pays money for tips on Supreme Court Justice locations (Image: Twitter)

“ShutDownDC’s public bounty offer came after individuals affiliated with the group protested while Kavanaugh ate dinner at a Morton’s steakhouse in downtown Washington on Wednesday evening. Kavanaugh was ultimately forced to exit the establishment through a rear door,” a Fox News report stated. “However, Twitter has been silent on why the tweet detailing such bounties on justices don’t violate the platform’s rules and policies. Representatives for the social media platform didn’t respond to requests for comment from Fox News Digital when asked why the tweet wasn’t removed Friday.”

Kansas

Church of the Ascension in Overland Park was vandalized on July 10, according to KSHB, which wrote: “In red, the words ‘My Body My Choice’ were painted across the walls of Ascension Catholic School, which is connected to the church, along with a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.” Archbishop Joseph Naumann with the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas told the media outlet, “It’s an effort and intimidation to try to silence the church but to silence the people as well.” Naumann also told KSHB that this vandalism is not the only one of its kind, noting that Value Them Both signs have also been targeted. “We’ve seen others, not as extreme, but the stealing of signs and taking down of signs, graffiti on the signs,” he added.

A July 6 post in Heartlander News noted the continued targeting, writing, “Church of the Ascension in Overland Park alone has reported at least seven instances of vandalism or theft to their signs supporting the ‘Value Them Both‘ constitutional amendment.” The report also claimed that, “Other pro-life supporters have reported on Facebook they’ve had multiple signs stolen.”

A statement released by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas stated,  “An escalating pattern of theft, vandalism and intimidation targeting members of the Catholic Church and other supporters of the Value Them Both amendment reached a new level overnight when the Church of the Ascension in Overland Park fell victim to an overt act of hatred and incivility. Parish buildings, including a statue of the Blessed Mother, were extensively defaced with red spray paint. Authorities were notified and we ask that every action be taken to identify and hold the perpetrators of this despicable act accountable.”

Image: Church of Ascension Vandalism Kansas City July 10 2022

Church of Ascension Vandalism Kansas City July 10 2022

According to TheLeaven.org, pro-abortion vandals had been targeting the church for some time. “Since May 14, members of Ascension’s Knights of Columbus have taken shifts throughout the night to guard the church grounds,” The Leaven wrote, describing what eyewitnesses observed the night of the crime. “Two men were on-site when the vandalism occurred, and one witnessed it from his parking spot… The person came into the Knight’s view under the streetlight before going back into shadow under the school awning… Through binoculars, the man watched as the person spray-painted the church building. He asked his fellow Knight on duty to call 911, then approached the school on foot and shined his flashlight in the vandal’s direction, causing the person to flee.”

“This attack and others targeting Catholic churches in Kansas and across the country are not only vulgar but un-American,” said Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of the Kansas City in Kansas Archdiocese. “The intention is clearly meant to intimidate and threaten the Church’s pro-life beliefs and position of support for the Value Them Both amendment. We will not be deterred.”

Louisiana

The Woman’s New Life Clinic Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) in Baton Rouge was vandalized the evening of July 11. Allison Millet, Chief Executive Officer of the PRC told Live Action News, “At approximately 11:20pm on July 11, our Baton Rouge clinic, located directly next door to Delta Abortion Clinic, was vandalized.” According to Millet, the vandals spray painted everything in red paint, including the center’s building, signs, and parking lot. She said “everything” was tagged with the infamous “Jane’s Revenge” insignia. Other spray-painted messages included “Abortion is a Right,” “Fake Clinic,” “Abortion is Healthcare,” the anti-police acronym “ACAB,” and “Not Safe.”

“Thank God, they did not break in or commit arson,” Millet said.

Despite the false accusations spread by politicians such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren who claims PRCs are “fake” centers, Millet said that her center is an actual health care facility which has licensed medical and mental health professionals to assist women in need. All services for unplanned pregnancy, including abortion pill reversal (APR) treatments are free to clients Millet said and the center also offers low cost medical care such as well-women care, prenatal care and STI care and treatment. In addition, Millet said that the PRC assists clients with housing needs and provides both material as well as emotional support.

Image: Women's New Life Clinic Baton Rouge Pregnancy Center vandalized with Jane's Revenge

Women’s New Life Clinic Baton Rouge Pregnancy Center vandalized with Jane’s Revenge

Millet told Live Action News that when they discovered the vandalism, the center immediately contacted the Baton Rouge Police Department, and as a result of the incident, the FBI and state police are also investigating the crime. She said she previously notified the FBI ahead of time about the explosion of attacks happening nationwide, saying she was concerned it could happen to them.

“We are working with multiple law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, who are actively investigating the incident. Despite what the local media is reporting, we remain open to clients,” Millet stated. “Regardless of the legality of abortion, women still need help and the pro-life center is committed to be there to provide for those need. We are working on cleanup measures and we have heightened security measures in place, so we are good.”

The center remains open to continue to provide love and support to their clients, Millet added.

Maryland

Two churches in Maryland were set on fire over the weekend while one was vandalized, and now the Washington Times is reporting that the motivation for the vandals could have been abortion. “Pastors of churches that were vandalized this weekend in Bethesda said Monday they suspect anger over the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade as a motivating factor,” the Washington Times reported.

On July 9, \Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at the Bethesda United Methodist Church and then also responded on July 10 to a fire set at the St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church. A spokesperson for the department said that Wildwood Baptist Church in Bethesda was vandalized, but no fire was set.

A spokesperson for the Methodist church claims they do not hold a position on abortion, but Rev. Samuel Giese from St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church said during Sunday mass, (according to My Montgomery Media),  “I believe that this is because of the church’s stand on the issue of life — when it begins and that it should be protected — and that this is one of the manifestations of the deep divisions right now within our country.”

Rev. Giese later clarified the previous comment when he told the Washington Times, “Yesterday I jumped to an immediate conclusion that it was because of the church’s stance on abortion, which is easy to do because of the clinic down the street. But there was nothing left on site to suggest any political or religious motives.”

 

The churches are near CARE, the acronym for a LeRoy Carhart owned late-term abortion facility which stands for Clinics for Abortion and Reproductive Excellence.

“People who are upset about Roe v. Wade being overturned have the right to protest,” Wildwood Baptist Church pastor Rev. David Sayne told the Washington Times. He said St. Jane parishioners have frequently joined his congregation in praying at the abortion business. “Do they also have the right to desecrate graveyards and set fire to churches? When will someone say enough is enough?”

 

Massachusetts

Two pregnancy centers in Worcester, Massachusetts (Problem Pregnancy and Clearway Clinic), were vandalized July 7 by abortion extremists, CBS Boston reported. “Windows have since been boarded up at Clearway Clinic on Shrewsbury Street after they were smashed overnight. Blue and yellow paint was splashed on Problem Pregnancy on Pleasant Street,” the report claimed. “There was also graffiti outside of both clinics that said ‘Jane’s Revenge.'”

Pro-life pregnancy center Problem Pregnancy in MA vandalized July 7, 2022 tagged Jane's Revenge

Problem Pregnancy in MA vandalized July 7 2022

Clearway PRC, which has served approximately 10,000 families in need for 22 years, confirmed the attack in a statement they published to their blog: “Our center experienced vandalism on Thursday, July 7, around 2:30 a.m. The damage included smashed glass for two doors and three windows. The entrance was also spray-painted with the words ‘Jane’s Revenge.’ We are deeply saddened that misunderstandings about what we do have led to pro-abortion extremists targeting our center. However, we are committed to continuing our mission of serving women in our community.”

Kelly Wilcox, executive Director of Clearway, also wrote:

Women come to us for the abundance of services we do provide, which include: Pregnancy diagnosis, STI testing and treatment, prenatal health classes, post-abortion care, diapers, vitamins, baby clothing, strollers, furniture, and other materials. We also provide referrals for resources like maternity housing, adoption, food security, job training, and more.

We call on our state officials to publicly condemn the domestic terrorist attack against our organization. Violence against our center harms the women, babies, and families that rely on us for help in times of need. We are grateful for the generous donations and offers of support we have received from our neighbors, friends, and the community at large.

Wilcox told WBZ-TV the PRC will not be intimidated by the acts of vandalism but said the public should be concerned. “Anyone in the community should be concerned about nay kind of domestic terrorism. Certainly you should be. We should all be. These are abortion extremists. I don’t think all people who support abortion would do such extremist acts. But these are clearly domestic terrorists, an organization called Jane’s Revenge… These acts have been cowardly and they’ve been at nighttime, so we continue on.”

Image" Clearway Clinic in Worcester, MA vandalized July 7 2022 and tagged Jane's Revenge

Clearway Clinic in Worcester, MA vandalized July 7 2022 and tagged Jane’s Revenge

Images of the assault and disparaging comments about PRCs were published at Abolition Media blog and the Jane’s Revenge blog, both claiming that communiques were sent to then via e-mail from Jane’s Revenge.

The July 8 message read, “Two fake clinics in Worcester, Massachusetts (Problem Pregnancy and Clearway Clinic) have been attacked. The a**holes who lie to vulnerable pregnant people about abortion to confuse them and convince them to not seek abortions discovered this morning that their buildings had been redecorated with paint and broken glass. As others have said, it is fun and easy to attack. As more people discover the joy in attacking the infrastructure of the patriarchy, the attacks will surely continue with increasing frequency. To anyone reading this thinking that it sounds like a good time, consider this your invitation to join the party. To any purveyors of patriarchy that might be reading this, f**k off, or you could be next. Joyfully yours, Jane.”

“The attack took place the morning after state Attorney General Maura Healey’s office issued a lengthy press release warning that pregnancy clinics do not provide abortions,” the Epoch Times reported, also pointing out that while Healey attacked PRCs, the AG received campaign donations from abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

Surveillance footage of the vandals, published online, shows the attackers spray painting the Jane’s Revenge signature before smashing the glass doors and windows. Audio of the attack appears to show the pair included one male and one female vandal.

Image: Clearway Pregnancy Center in MA video surveillance footage July 2022

Clearway Pregnancy Center in MA video surveillance footage July 2022

North Carolina

Holy Family Catholic Church in Hillsborough, North Carolina, was vandalized with what the Carolina Journal described as “anti-Christian and pro-abortion messages in bright yellow spray paint.” According to the report, the spray painted messages, which included an anarchist symbol, read “F*CK THE CHURCH” and “I love abortion.”

A member of the church council told the Journal that the incident was reported to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and that the parish has active video cameras.

Images: Holy Family Catholic Church in Hillsborough, N.C vandalized (Images: The Carolina Journal)

Holy Family Catholic Church in Hillsborough, N.C vandalized (Images: The Carolina Journal)

Ohio

Right to Life of Northeast Ohio in Akron was vandalized on July 7, according to Executive Director Allie Frazier, who published images of the damage in a Twitter post which read, “Well, our office got targeted by Jane’s Revenge last night. Spray painted threats, rocks through our window, etc. There’s broken glass all over the floor but thank God we’re all okay! I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: We will not be intimidated out of saving lives.”

The vandals broke several windows and left threatening spray-painted messages which originated with the Jane’s Revenge earlier communiques that read, “If abortion isn’t safe, neither RU” and signed “Jane” along with other expletives.

Image: Right to Life of Northeast Ohio vandalized July 6 2022

Right to Life of Northeast Ohio vandalized July 6 2022

In a statement e-mailed to Live Action News, Frazier referred to her organization as a “right to life advocacy group” which provides legislative action and does community engagement, and she clarified that Right to Life of Northeast Ohio is not a pregnancy center. Frazier also provided multiple angles of the vandals caught on multiple surveillance cameras, which the organization has turned over to law enforcement.

“It is not surprising that those who believe in the violent action of abortion would be willing to commit violence against those working to end it. Abortion is violence and it only inspires more violence.  In moments like these we must be clear: the pro-life movement refuses to be intimidated out of saving babies and supporting women in crisis,” Frazier said. “We are not afraid to put ourselves on the line to protect life. We remain completely committed to our peaceful advocacy, inspired by our love for the most vulnerable in our community. Their violence will not stop our love. Love, not hate, will win this fight.”

Image: Right to Life of Northeast Ohio vandalized Surveillance camera July 2022

Right to Life of Northeast Ohio vandalized Surveillance camera July 2022

According to the organization’s Facebook page, this was not the first time they were targeted: “On 6/24, the @NEOhioLife office was targeted by pro-abortion activists who gathered outside and placed pro-abortion signs. They also rang our Ring, gave us the middle finger, and hung a coat hanger on our door….With Roe gone, the pro-abortion side has taken off the gloves. We shouldn’t expect that an ideology which flippantly disregards life inside of the womb, will respect life outside of it. No matter what, we refuse to be intimidated. Right to Life of Northeast Ohio is committed to supporting women and saving babies. We have dedicated our lives to speaking up on behalf of the voiceless, and we will not be silenced by vandalism, intimidation or violent threats. Thank you to all of our fellow pro-lifers who have expressed an outpouring of support since we announced this publicly. God bless you all!”

Image: Right to Life of Northeast Ohio targeted June 24 2022 (Image: RTLNEO Facebook)

Right to Life of Northeast Ohio targeted June 24 2022 (Images: RTLNEO Facebook)

Utah

Arches New Hope Pregnancy Center in Moab, Utah, was also targeted according to Twitter handle @ChanclaDirty, which posted images, claiming, “Jane was in Moab. Looks like there was some renovating at the local crisis pregnancy center. If Abortions aren’t safe. Neither are you. #JanesRevenge.” On July 6,  the PRC, which has provided baby formula during the most recent formula shortage, published this to its Facebook page: “The pregnancy center was vandalized. We wanted to thank the community for all the support given over the last couple days.”

Image: Arches New Hope Pregnancy Center Moab Utah vandalized

Arches New Hope Pregnancy Center Moab Utah vandalized

Live Action News continues to update a pro-abortion 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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