Minnesota pregnancy help clinic vandalized, workers threatened by pro-abortion activists

by Chris Lange

Chris Lange, FISM News

Pro-abortion terrorists smashed the windows of a Minnesota pregnancy help center and spray-painted the building with threatening messages over the weekend — the latest among hundreds of acts of violence and threats at centers that provide medical care and resources to women facing unexpected pregnancies.

First Care in Minneapolis was targeted with vandalism sometime Friday night, according to Carl Nelson, president of New Life Family Services, which runs the center, Life News reported

The attack came just hours ahead of a planned pro-abortion protest at the site of the facility that opened just a few months ago.

One of the graffitied messages read: “If abortions arn’t [sic.] safe neither r u,” a phrase that has appeared frequently in vandalism perpetrated against pregnancy help centers and churches across the country. Another read: “Abort deez nuts,” according to a video posted on the organization’s Facebook page

The name “Jane’s Revenge,” a violent pro-abortion group linked to numerous acts of vandalism and arson over the past year, was also painted on the building.

Tammy Kocher, executive director of First Care, said the center remains “fully committed to continue serving” expectant mothers, despite the attack.

“Our First Care centers provide 100,000 diapers, baby clothes, car seats, strollers, and other supplies every year to families in need,” Kocher said in a statement. “All of this is provided at no cost to the families we serve …”

She said the center also employs licensed social workers who help women struggling with homelessness and domestic violence. 

Nelson also noted that First Care shares its building with a non-profit medical clinic run by doctors who emigrated to the U.S. from Africa who provide low-cost healthcare services to local residents. 

Stacey Burns, a member of the Minnesota Abortion Action Committee that organized the protest, denied accusations that the group was involved in the attack but praised it, nonetheless.

Burns tweeted a photo of the “abort deez nuts” graffiti spray-painted between two windows, writing: “Someone tagged this menace of an institution yesterday and then the owners blamed @mn_aac, who had nothing to do with it. I didn’t have anything g [sic.] to do with it either but I condone this message.” 

Burns’s Twitter bio indicates that she hails from the “Minneapolis Witch District.” 

In a separate tweet, the group claimed that pro-life advocates who were attempting to clean up the vandalism the following day were actually there to intimidate protesters.

The Life News report listed a total of 262 documented attacks on pro-life individuals and groups by pro-abortion activists. Included among multiple reported incidents of arson, smashed windows, and vandalism was the shooting of an 84-year-old pro-life demonstrator and threats of murder and rape made to Nebraska State Sen. Julie Slama following her introduction of a bill that would ban abortions once an unborn child’s heartbeat is detectable. 

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Attorney General Merrick Garland defended the Justice Department’s record on targeting pro-life individuals with prosecutions for praying or holding signs with pro-life messages near abortion clinics while appearing to turn a blind eye to crimes committed by pro-abortion activists. Garland chalked the disparity up to the fact that it is much easier to identify pro-lifers because they operate by daylight, while pro-abortion activists commit their crimes under shadow of darkness to conceal their identities.

Republicans have demanded that the Biden administration crackdown on violence directed at pro-life centers.