Chris Lieberman, FISM News
Pro-life organizations nationwide have come under attack in recent days, with several crisis pregnancy centers across the country getting hit with vandalism by pro-abortion activists expressing their anger at the Supreme Court’s potential overturning of Roe v. Wade.
On Sunday night, at least one person threw Molotov cocktails at Oregon Right to Life’s offices in Keizer, Ore. after unsuccessfully attempting to break a window. The cocktails started a small fire that caused minor damage to the exterior of the building, but the building is still usable. The office was vacant at the time of the attack, and no injuries were reported. There are currently no suspects, and the investigation is ongoing.
In a statement, Oregon Right to Life Executive Director Lois Anderson said, “Understandably, our team is shaken up by this attack. We are committed to taking proper precautions to protect the safety of our staff as we move forward.”
This attack came the same day that Wisconsin Family Action was set on fire by another Molotov cocktail in Madison, Wis. The arsonist also spray painted, “If abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either,” on the side of the building. Anarchist organization Anarchy 1312 took credit for the attack, spray painting their logo on the wall of the clinic as well. Authorities in Madison are currently asking the public for help to find whoever is responsible.
Last week, vandals spray painted, “NOT REAL CLINIC,” “PRO ABORTION GO 2 [Planned Parenthood] INSTEAD,” and, “ABORTION IS A HUMAN RIGHT,” as well as the anarchy logo, on the front of the Care Net Pregnancy Center in Fredrick, Md. According to Care Net Executive Director Linda King, the clinic had been vandalized before by abortion advocates seeking to intimidate Care Net’s staff and clients.
“Over the last five years, 99% of our clients have been satisfied with the care and service they received,” King told The Daily Wire. “Activists feel threatened by us because they don’t understand that we give women and men an alternative to the abortion clinic and provide a real source of hope.”
Pro-life clinics are not the only targets of abortion advocates. Protesters marched outside the homes of Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and John Roberts after activists leaked their addresses online. A walk-by of the homes of all six of the high court’s conservative justices is planned for Wednesday.
In response to the attack in Madison, the White House said in a statement, “President Biden strongly condemns this attack and political violence of any stripe. The President has made clear throughout his time in public life that Americans have the fundamental right to express themselves under the Constitution, whatever their point of view. But that expression must be peaceful and free of violence, vandalism, or attempts to intimidate.”
Despite the rise in violence in opposition to the pro-life movement, pro-life leaders are refusing to respond in kind. Oregon Right to Life said in a press release, “Oregon Right to Life has had long-standing opposition to the use of force, intimidation, and violence by any person pursuing pro-life activities. Our commitment to the well-being of all human life requires that we respect the inherent value and dignity of all people. Just as we condemn abortion and euthanasia, we oppose private acts that take human life, inflict bodily harm, or destroy another’s property. No board member, officer, employee, or chapter officer may participate in any illegal or harmful act against another person or property in pursuing pro-life activity.”