At least 5 pro-life pregnancy centers vandalized in week of SCOTUS opinion leak

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Vandals have targeted at least five pro-life Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) around the country in a week after a leaked draft notice signaled the Supreme Court was set to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The draft notice, which was published May 2 by Politico, sparked a wave of pro-choice protests at the Supreme Court, judges’ private residences, Catholic churches and pro-life organizations across the country. .

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More recently, vandals targeted a faith-based CPC in northern Virginia, labeling the building with “fake clinic”, “liars” and “abortion is a right”.

The Manassas City Police Department said it is investigating the incident, which happened Sunday night through Monday morning at First Care Women’s Health in Manassas.

“I even had a hard time even coming to terms with it because we literally just had a conversation about safety and anything can happen,” Becky Sheetz, CEO of Life First, which oversees First Care Women’s Health, told a local CBS affiliate.

On Saturday, vandals tagged Loreto House, a Catholic CCP in Denton, Texas. Police are still searching for the woman caught spray painting ‘not a clinic’ and ‘forced birth is murder’ on the building.

“It was no surprise in some ways because I had contacted Denton PD a week before asking for additional patrols because we knew this was coming,” Loreto House executive director Randy Bollig told Fox 4.

“We’re here to love her and help her. We’re not here to be ashamed,” he said of the vandal. “We are not here to preach to him. It is our policy not to show any type of graphic images.”

Last Thursday, the Southeast Portland Pregnancy Resource Center in Portland, Oregon was targeted by vandals. The police are still looking for the suspects.

“Our initial investigation indicates that a group of suspects showed up at a pregnancy/medical office in the 5100 block of SE Powell Blvd on Thursday morning at approximately 12:48 p.m.,” the Portland Police Department told Fox News Digital. . “They scrawled graffiti on the wall and smashed many windows. If anyone has any information on the suspects, please contact us at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22- 118884.”

First Image, the pro-life organization that runs the pregnancy center, posted photos of broken windows and graffiti reading “F— CPCs”.

“Due to the nature of the crime, this is a federal offense, and we are working with local law enforcement and the FBI in every way possible,” the organization said on its website. “The Supreme Court leak this week clearly turned the heat on. We knew it would, and that Portland could be a particularly unstable place during this important moment in our culture.”

Last Tuesday evening, a day after the leaked op-ed made headlines, pro-choice activists demonstrated outside the Trotter House in Austin, Texas, and apparently tore down the organization’s banner.

Videos and photos posted to Twitter showed protesters chanting “my body, my choice” and a large white banner hanging from the front of the building that read “Trotter House”.

A Twitter account by the name of “Stop The Sweeps ATX” then posted photos apparently showing the same crumpled banner in the middle of the street and signs posted on the front of the building reading “I am not property”, among other pro – choice messages.

Austin police told Fox News Digital they did not respond to any incidents at the Trotter House address in the past week.

Also last Tuesday, the Care Net Pregnancy Center in Frederick, a denominational CPC in Maryland, was vandalized.

“There was a vandalism incident the other night,” Frederick Police Chief Jason Lando told Fox News Digital. “This has been investigated but there are currently no leads. At this time this appears to be an isolated incident, although our patrol officers are on alert for similar incidents given the recent leaked Supreme Court decision.”

Photos posted to Twitter showed graffiti on the Care Net building that read ‘not a real clinic’, ‘end forced motherhood’ and ‘go to PP instead’, referring to Planned Parenthood.

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“We haven’t shut down,” Linda King, executive director of Care Net, told Timcast. “We continued our services. But it was pretty, you know, it’s annoying to see this kind of vandalism, these kind of statements. And we’re a clinic, a real clinic. So having the lie displayed on our door was, you know it’s disturbing.”

The White House has repeatedly defended people’s right to protest, but has condemned any violence and vandalism associated with protests. On Monday, a White House spokesperson told Fox News Digital that “protests should be peaceful and free from violence, vandalism or attempted intimidation, which [President Biden] condemn in any case.”

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