Eugene, Oregon Pregnancy Center Hit By Pro-Abortion Vandals Last Week
by Steven Ertelt
July 13, 2009
Eugene, OR (LifeNews.com) — A crisis pregnancy center in Eugene, Oregon was hit by vandals last week who left pro-abortion messages on its building. The incident comes weeks after an abortion advocate attacked the national headquarters of the pro-life group Operation Rescue.
Vandals targeted the Lane Pregnancy Support Center on 13th Avenue in Eugene and the attack occurred late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.
Those involved spray-painted the phrases "kill us now", "give us your eggs", "freedom", and a swastika on the windows at the front of the pregnancy center.
We were kind of caught off guard by it this morning, client services director Pam Walton told the register-Guard newspaper. According to the police, it is targeted. The messages are such that its not just artistic expression on a blank surface.
Unfortunately, it sort of points up some misunderstandings some individuals in the community may have, she said. (The vandalism) is not really targeting what we do or what we’re really about.
Walton said the building’s owner was going to remove the vandalism and that a passer-by helped scrape off part of the swastika.
Police spokeswoman Jenna LaBounty told the paper that officials are looking for tips on the person or people involved in the vandalism.
The center, which provides abortion alternatives, helps over 300 women and their families a year with pregnancy resources including free pregnancy tests, maternity & baby clothes and classes.
"Lane Pregnancy Support Center exists to assist, educate, and support pregnant women and teens in Lane County by addressing not only their individual and practical needs, but also to communicate in deed, and when appropriate, in word, the love of Jesus Christ for both the mother and her unborn child," its web site says.
In late June, an abortion advocate attempted to disable Operation Rescue’s security system.
Related web sites:
Lane Pregnancy Support Center – https://www.lanepregnancy.org
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