Vandals Target Pro-Life Interns’ Vehicle, Slash Their Tires
by Steven Ertelt | Wichita, KS | LifeNews.com | 6/12/11 5:33 PM
The pro-life organization is on the receiving end of pro-abortion vandalism again — this time when abortion advocates apparently targeted the vehicle of two young pro-life interns.
Troy Newman, the president of Operation Rescue, emailed LifeNews.com with the details:
Friday morning our two young interns, Josh and Elisabeth, found that all four tires on their car had been slashed. We believe they were targeted for this attack because of their pro-life convictions.
Josh and Elisabeth are young married college students who are sacrificially spending their summer break from classes at the University of Colorado to work in our office on several critical projects. They live on next to nothing in order to do pro-life work.
The vandals created an immediate financial crisis for them.
Because all four tires were slashed, their vehicle had to be towed. With the towing fees and the four new tires, they were looking at a devastating $850 bill.
Operation Rescue stepped in and paid for the towing and tires, but in these financial times – especially during what is traditionally a “Summer Slump” in giving – that was a very painful bill for us to pay.
This is the third incidence of vandalism on us in less than a month. (We must be doing something right in order for the Enemy to attack us in this way!)
First the banner on the front of our building that advertises free pregnancy testing for the crisis pregnancy center next door was vandalized. Then someone stole one of our security cameras, forcing us to upgrade our security system and install a security gate – another expense that was not in the budget. Now Josh and Elisabeth have had their tires slashed.
Recently, the University of Buffalo Students for Life (UBSFL) group was hit by vandalism again as pro-abortion vandals viciously attacked one of the group’s first events, their Cemetery of the Innocents Display featuring crosses meant to memorialize the 53 million unborn children who have been killed in abortions.
The vandalism at the college campus follows an incident that saw a group of pro-abortion activists vandalize and desecrate a Christian pro-life display students at Clarion University put up at their Pennsylvania campus.
In their attack, pro-abortion students vandalized the Clarion University Students for Life display by turning the crosses upside-down to form satanic symbols, and they dripped fake blood over many of the crosses they took up from the ground and placed in a pile. The abortion advocate then wrote the word “Pro-Choice” in the “blood” on the sidewalk in front of the sign the pro-life students put in front of their display to explain its meaning.
Also in May, students at Valley Lutheran High School spent Monday morning placing a set of 1,000 white crosses into the ground that were torn up that night and subject to spray paint from abortion advocates who plastered anti-Christian messages on them. The next day, the students worked to set the crosses up again and clean up following the vandalism.