Minnesota Church’s Pro-Life Memorial Vandalized in Recent Pro-Abortion Attacks
by Steven Ertelt
September 23, 2009
Frazee, MN (LifeNews.com) — A Minnesota church’s pro-life memorial was tipped over and damaged in what has become a recent rash of pro-abortion attacks on people and property. The people who pushed over the nearly 500-pound pro-life memorial must have done so on purpose because massive force would have been needed to topple it.
The monument in memory of "Victims of Abortion" was vandalized late Saturday or early Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. It was pushed over and the slab containing the memorial broke from its base.
Fr. Xavier Ilango told the Frazee Forum newspaper that after Sunday’s service, "A parishioner came and told me it was tipped over."
Frazee Police Officer Tyler Trieglaff was called after two other parishioners phoned in to report the vandalism.
"Two residents called to tell me about the damage," Trieglaff told the newspaper. "It is good that people call. This is their community…the church is part of their life."
This vandalism follows a case where apparent abortion advocates vandalized a pro-life church and sign in Jackson, Michigan.
Police are looking for a person or group who broke a Virgin Mary statue and painted upside-down crosses on the doors of St. John Catholic Church.
The culprit or culprits smashed a statue of the Virgin Mary that stood 3 to 4 feet high in the side lawn between the church and the rectory. There also was black paint on some church doors, on the building and on a sign placed near the church by Jackson Right to Life, a pro-life group.
The sign advertises the organization’s Oct. 4 Life Chain event. It will have people forming a human cross on city streets as a sign of “solidarity by our community that abortion is grievously wrong,” according to the group.
Both cases of vandalism come after a Michigan man, Jim Pouillon, was shot and killed over a week ago while protesting abortion in a small town in central Michigan.
Another pro-life man in Arizona was recently assaulted by two women upset with his pro-life sign.
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