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Has your state experienced recent pro-abortion violence? Find out here.

Image: Arson at four pro-life centers among pro-abortion violence following leaked SCOTUS draft opinion

In recent weeks, Live Action News has documented multiple acts of pro-abortion violence and hate crimes perpetrated against pro-life centers and churches in several states, due to the leaked draft Supreme Court opinion penned by Justice Samuel Alito, which appeared to show the Court’s plan to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Here are the currently known incidents of pro-abortion violence, below:

  • Alabama: A sign outside the Women’s Hope Medical Clinic was damaged. (5/19/2022)
  • Alaska:  The Community Pregnancy Center in Anchorage, Alaska, was allegedly “vandalized…with graffiti, a broken front door and nails,” according to AlaskaWatchman.com. (6/2/2022)
  • California: tweet published @GraffitiRadical revealed the image of a vandalized pro-life pregnancy center billboard allegedly out of Sebastopol, California (5/24/2022). In addition, His Nesting Place, a pro-life maternity home in Long Beach, California, which holds regular church services for the women they serve, had their Sunday services interrupted by an angry pro-abortion woman (5/16/2022). Disruptions also took place at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles (5/8/2022) while someone attempted to disrupt priestly ordinations at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco (6/4/2022).
  • Colorado: St. John XXIII parish in Fort Collins was vandalized (5/8/2022) with the graffiti messages, “My Body My Choice” and the anarchist ‘A’ (see news video) while vandals sprayed graffiti on doors and statutes of the Sacred Heart of Mary Parish (5/3/2022) in Boulder (see news video). The Longmont Fire Department in Colorado is asking for help to identify the pro-abortion arsonists that set fire to the Life Choices pregnancy Center in Longmont (6/25/22). According to the Department’s Facebook page, engines were dispatched at 3:17 am to the pregnancy center on Mountain View Avenue. “The building sustained fire and heavy smoke damage. At the arrival of police and fire staff, the front of the property had been vandalized with black paint.  This fire is being investigated as arson,” the post states. Images uploaded by the Department show spray painted messages that read “bans off our bodies” and also include the Jane’s Revenge threat, “If abortions aren’t safe neither are you.”  The criminals also painted the facility with the Anarchist ‘A’ symbol.
  • Washington, D.C.: Police arrested Nicholas John Roske, who allegedly traveled to Maryland with the specific goal of killing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, based on the Supreme Court leaked draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade (6/8/2022). Capitol Hill Crisis Pregnancy Center was vandalized (6/3/2022) and the words “Jane says revenge” were spray painted on the building (see news video). That same day, DC Antifascists Action published images on Twitter of a threatening message found on an overpass in D.C., signed “Jane’s Revenge.” It also read, “If abortions aren’t safe, then you’re not either, Jane’s Revenge.” A statue in D.C. was vandalized and posted to Twitter with the message, “My body my choice” (5/5/2022). Vandals also damaged the headquarters of Concerned Women for America (CWA), and CWA staff has reported that they have had coffee cups hurled at them in their parking garage, and the offenders have been consistently confrontational and made vulgar gestures at them (5/7/2022).
  • Florida: The Respect Life Office in Hollywood, Florida, was vandalized and tagged “Janes Revenge” along with the threat, “If abortions aren’t safe then neither are you” (5/28/2022). The pro-abortion TEQUESTA BLACK STAR Blog published additional images. (See video.)
  • Iowa: An communique allegedly from Jane’s Revenge claim the domestic terrorist pro-abortion group vandalized a pregnancy center in Iowa (6/2/2022). According to KCCI, vandals painted graffiti messages and broke windows at the Agape Pregnancy Resource Center in Des Moines. A twitter post found online included images showing the Informed Choices Medical Clinic vandalized the evening of 6/25/2022. Iowa City police activity page shows a call was dispatched to the address of the pregnancy center the morning of June 26 for “Criminal Mischief/Vandalism” where officers found “graffiti and paint on the sign.”
  • Kansas: Surveillance cameras caught a vandal committing “criminal damage” at the Church of the Ascension in Overland, where the perpetrator defaced a sign promoting a pro-life state proposition (5/11/2022).
  • Kentucky: St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville was vandalized with pro-abortion messages (5/8/2022).
  • Louisiana: Tombstones for unborn children were defaced with red paint at the shrine to the Virgin Mary at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Algiers (6/25/2022), according to Nola.com. The paper reported, “someone poured a gallon of red paint across the shrine, which consists of a statue of Mary and Jesus flanked by tombstones for the unborn, and planted a sign saying, ‘In Memory of Women Who Die From Lack of Legal Abortion.’”
  • Maryland: Birthright in Frederick was vandalized and tagged “Defend Roe” and also, “F*** Fake Clinic” (5/15/2022). In additionvandals attacked Alpha Pregnancy Center in Reisterstown (see news video) and tagged the facility with the threatening messages, “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you” and “Jane’s Revenge” (5/13/2022). CareNet Pregnancy Center of Frederick was also vandalized (5/4/2022).
  • Michigan: Family Life Services pregnancy center in Ypsilanti was vandalized (5/11-12/2022) with pro-abortion messages. St. Joseph’s Priory in Armada, Michigan, was defaced with graffiti messages reading “666” (5/2/2022). A nearly naked Riseup4AbortionRights activist disrupted Mass (6/12/2022) at the St. Veronica Parish in Eastpointe, Michigan, shouting: “Overturn Roe? Hell no,” “Abortion on Demand Without Apology,” and “Overturn Roe.” The congregants responded with “Abortion kills babies.” A video of the disruption was uploaded by Refuse Fascism Ohio. The Lennon Pregnancy Center in Dearborn Heights spray painted (6/19/2022) with the threat, “If abortions isn’t safe, neither are you!” and multiple windows were also broken out. A message by abortion extremists allegedly emailed to the anarchist blog Abolition Media, has claimed credit for the attack and notes that two pro-life pregnancy centers in the Detroit, Michigan area had been targeted. The post, “Fake Clinic Attacked in Detroit” relayed a message emailed to the blog by the perpetrators which read, “On the night of 6/19 a gang of criminal queers smashed the windows of two fake abortion clinics in the greater Detroit area leaving the messages ‘if abortion isn’t safe, neither are you’ and ‘fake clinic.’ Jane will have her revenge.” In addition, Jackson Right to Life’s office and Congressman Tim Walberg’s office were also targeted (6/22/2022) in Michigan by pro-abortion zealots who appear to be following orders from domestic terrorist group Jane’s Revenge. Both offices share a building where vandals smashed the windows and the glass in the front door. In addition, they tagged the Jackson RTL sign with “Jane’s Revenge” and in an apparent error also tagged a home two doors down from the pro-life building with a threatening message that read, “If abortion isn’t safe niether [sic] RU!” The Pregnancy Care Center in Redford, Michigan, was vandalized (6/19/2022) with windows broken. It was also spray painted with the message “This is a Fake Clinic,” and was signed, “Jane.”
  • Minnesota: The  Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) office was vandalized for the second time in recent weeks. Images in a tweet published by MCCL show windows busted along with the spray painted message “Abortion is Liberation.” (6/14/2022)
  • Mississippi: Mt. Avery Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus was vandalized with spray painted messages reading, “Keep your laws off my body” and “Girls just want to have fundamental human rights” (5/23/2022).
  • New York: CompassCare Pregnancy Services in Buffalo was firebombed and tagged with the message “Jane was here” (watch news video). Because over 600 pro-life pregnancy centers nationwide are using their materials CompassCare feels they will be further targeted, and sent an e-mail which read in part, “Sources monitoring the social media pages of abortion activists flagged multiple comments encouraging followers to locate the home of CompassCare CEO Jim Harden. Harden’s wife and young children relocated yesterday, as police track suspicious activity at their home” (6/7/2022). In addition to those incidents, a vulgar pro-abortion protest was held at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral which also received threats to bomb and burn down the church (5/7/2022). A tabernacle was stolen, the Holy Eucharist was thrown on the floor, and statues of angels on the altar were decapitated and destroyed (5/29/2022) at the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Brooklyn. Statues of Lúcia dos Santos and Jacinta Marto, two of the children who witnessed the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, were smashed and decapitated (5/17/2022) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in NYC. St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo, New York, was vandalized (6/22/2022). According to WKBW, “Police said sometime between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday several religious statues and garden pots in the back of the church gardens were damaged.”
  • North Carolina: Mountain Area Pregnancy Services in Asheville was vandalized with the threatening message, “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you!” (6/6/2022) along with an anarchist symbol on the front of the building (see this news video  and this video).
  • Oregon: In Gresham, First Image pro-life pregnancy center, located in the greater Portland area (6/11/2022), was set on fire (news video). A Molotov cocktail was thrown into the offices of Oregon Right to Life (5/8/2022). Twitter handle @rubyfire77 posted images (5/27/2022) of pro-abortion graffiti messages spray painted on the Dove Medical Clinic in Eugene, Oregon, vandalized and spray painted with the “A” anarchy symbol, along with the phrases “Abortion is Healthcare” and “Not a Clinic” and signed “from Jane.” The Southeast Portland Pregnancy Resource Center in Portland was vandalized with the message “F*** CPCs” (5/2/2022). An image of a vandalized pro-life billboard with the message “Abort the Supreme Court” was posted (5/20/2022). Portland abortion supporters vandalized property with messages to “kill the Supreme Court” and “riot” while they damage pregnancy center operated by a woman identifying as a “pro-choice Democrat” (6/25/2022). According to the Oregonian, Mother and Child Center is “not an anti-abortion pregnancy center” and is operated by a “pro-choice, liberal Catholic Democrat.” The “direct action” event was advertised as a response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday, the Oregonian reported.  “If abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either,” read one flyer published by journalist Andy Ngo on Twitter. Footage of the graffiti has been published at Fox News and include the “Jane’s Revenge” tag as well as suggestions to “riot” and “kill the Supreme Court.”  A separate spray-painted message published by journalist Andy Ngo read “Death to SCOTUS.” In Eugene, a protest planned outside the previously vandalized Dove Medical Clinic pregnancy center, the night the Supreme Court announced the overturn of Roe ended with arrests after a crowd of about 75 pro-abortion people began to “advanced closer to officers” with some throwing “smoke bombs at officers along with several filled water bottles” (6/24/22). A release published by police described that the riotous crowd was warned by law enforcement that they would be arrested but did not comply with police orders, the police statement claimed. Police report that “arrests were made, with people fighting with officers and not complying with lawful orders.” Adding that, “Some officers suffered minor injuries during the event, which lasted about five hours.”
  • Pennsylvania: The image of a vandalized pro-life billboard in Pittsburgh from Pro-life Across America was published (5/17/2022). An e-mail sent to Abolitionist Media allegedly by a group called “Anti Hope Brigade” claimed responsibility for smashing the windows of a Philadelphia Pregnancy Center (6/11/2022). The email read: “We smashed out all of the windows of the ‘Hope’ pregnancy center on Broad st. We are tired of your ‘family values’ and you forcing families, and your values onto our bodies. This fake clinic spread lies and is part of a broader attempt to strip away body autonomy from hundreds of women and people. We are inspired by the actions of comrades in Wisconsin, Colorado, New York, and a growing list of places. If the attack on abortion does not stop, our attacks will broaden. This is also intended as a small gesture of complicity with all those imprisoned by the state, in honor of June 11th.”
  • Texas: Two Pregnancy Resource Centers in Denton, Texas, were spray painted with abortion messaging (5/7/2022) like, “Not a Clinic” and “Forced birth is Murder” (see this news video and this one). The Trotter House PRC in AustinTexas, was vandalized (5/3/2022). In addition, abortion supporters with RiseUp4AbortionRights disrupted the Lakewood Church where Joel Osteen preaches in Houston (6/5/2022). Activists also spray-painted “Pro-choice is pro-life” (5/8/2022) on the front and side doors of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houston (see news video). That same day, FoxNews reported that two Catholic churches in Katy were also vandalized and at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church, the vandals attempted to remove the tabernacle containing the sacred presence of Christ and the Eucharist. At St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, someone attempted to desecrate the Eucharist (5/8/2022 – see news video).
  • Virginia: The First Care Women’s Health pregnancy resource center (PRC) in Manassas was vandalized with messages that read, “Fake Clinic,” “Liars,” and “Abortion is a Right” (5/8/2022). Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center in Lynchburg, Virginia, was vandalized on (6/25/2022). The center posted images to their Instagram page and Facebook page showing the spray painted threat typical of Jane’s Revenge, which read, “If Abortion Aint Safe You Aint Safe!” In a separate part of the building, the graffiti was signed Jane’s Revenge with an anarchist ‘A’ symbol. The pro-life organization’s sign was also tagged with the anarchist ‘A.’ The center wrote on Facebook, “PLEASE PRAY! Urgent call for help, BRPC has been vandalized greatly and we need the support of our community now more than ever. If you are available to give financial support for additional security, and lots of prayers, we would greatly appreciate you. We know God has His hand over our center and the work at BRPC is not finished.”
    The St. John Neumann Catholic Community Church in Fairfax County was the subject of a possible arson according to WJLA.com. “The church was damaged by graffiti related to the recent Supreme Court Roe v Wade ruling,” a tweet by a local reporter also stated.  A news release published by the Fairfax County Police Department claimed that Fire and Rescue responded at 6:45am on 6/26/2022 and discovered smoldering mulch at the St. John Neumann Catholic Community Church. Fire and Rescue personnel also detected an accelerant was likely used in the fire and observed graffiti spray painted on a sign at the entrance of the church. They requested police to the scene to assist with the investigation. “Officers found three additional locations on the back of the building damaged by graffiti. The remarks spray painted were related to the recent Supreme Court Roe v Wade ruling. Officers are working with the staff of the Church to review surveillance footage,” the report stated. A Fox5DC reporter tweeted images of the messages, one of which claimed, “This won’t stop.”
  • Washington: Someone plastered posters on the Care Net Puget Sound offices in Federal Way, claiming the facility wants to “push forced birth options” (6/4/2022). In addition, Next Step Pregnancy Center in Lynnwood was vandalized with the threat, “If abortion isn’t safe, you aren’t either” (5/25/2022). And an alleged “cell” of the Jane’s Revenge terrorist group claimed responsibility for the vandalism of four churches in Olympia; their message was signed “Jane’s Revenge Bo Brown Memorial Cell” (5/22/2022). Pro-abortion activists lay on the steps of St. James Cathedral in Seattle with fake blood (5/8/2022). Options360 Women’s Clinic in Vancouver, Washington, was vandalized and spray painted with the now infamous “Jane’s Revenge” insignia (6/8/2022). Arsonists firebombed the office of pro-life lawmaker, House Rep. Andrew Barkis’ in Olympia, Washington. Lieutenant Paul Lower of the Olympia Police Department told Fox News Digital that the department is investigating the incident as arson and said the police “always want to pay attention” to any potentially politically motivated crime. To date, no one has taken credit for the crime and no motive has been made public. “Somebody throwing a lit flare through my window to bring my building down is not an angry tenant because we withheld their deposit to clean their carpet,” Barkis told Fox News. “That’s not what’s behind this. We’ll find out in the investigation.” (6/14/22)
  • Wisconsin: Wisconsin Family Action was the first victim of an arson attack (5/8/2022). See video hereherehere, and here.

Read additional acts or threats of violence can be read hereherehere and here.

The pro-life legal firm Thomas More Society previously issued a letter warning some of the more public pro-abortion groups that if they threaten places of worship, there could be “significant legal liability” under the F.A.C.E. federal law. In addition, 16 United States Senators sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland asking for the DOJ to respond to the increasing incidents of pro-abortion violence.

Editor’s Note: Some dates have been corrected. This post will continue to be updated as needed. One PA incident has been removed due to error. 

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