Vandals destroyed a pro-life cross display this week at an Arkansas church, the latest in a growing string of vandalism and other violence against pro-lifers.
According to the Magnolia Reporter, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Magnolia set up 150 white crosses on its lawn earlier this month to raise awareness about the victims of abortion. The crosses represent the number of unborn babies who are aborted every hour in the U.S.
On Monday night or early Tuesday morning, however, someone vandalized the display, knocking over many of the crosses and a banner, the report states.
Volunteers with the Knights of Columbus fixed the display Tuesday afternoon, according to the report.
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Violence by pro-abortion activists has become increasingly common. LifeNews.com recorded more than 100 reports of assault, vandalism, harassment and other incidents in 2019. Our news outlet began tracking these reports after pro-life organizations expressed alarm about an uptick in violence in recent years.
Reports this year include:
Washington, D.C. – Video: Pro-Life Student Group Reports Multiple Assaults by Abortion Activists at Women’s March Protest (Students for Life)
New Mexico – Video: University of New Mexico Staff Erase Pro-Life Student Chalk Display (Students for Life)
Minnesota – Pro-life Students and Teachers Harassed in Three Separate Events in October (Students for Life)
Louisiana – Vandals Steal Pro-Life Signs in Five Louisiana Cities (Louisiana Right to Life)
Washington, D.C. – Abortion Activist Punches Pro-Life Woman Holding Sign Supporting Amy Coney Barrett
Mexico – Abortion Activists Throw Molotov Cocktails at Police, Smashed Windows During Mexico City Protest (Reuters/AFP)
Canada – Pro-Life Sign Splattered with Paint, Vandalized Twice in British Columbia (Vernon Morning Star)
New York – Church Memorial for Aborted Babies Knocked Over (Catholic News Agency)
Colorado – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized Twice in One Week (Golden Transcript/Colorado Community Media)
Washington, D.C. – Pro-life Leader, Senator Harassed by Mob after Leaving White House (videos by Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul)
Delaware – Delaware Man Charged with Pulling Gun on Pro-Lifers Outside Planned Parenthood (Associated Press)
England – Pro-life MP Receives Death Threat after Voting against Pro-Abortion Bill (The Christian Institute)
Florida – Man Sentenced for Death Threats against Pro-Life Christian Organization (Fox News)
Indiana – Abortion Activist Charged with Rioting, Disorderly Conduct (WPTA 21/Created Equal)
Ohio – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in Middletown (Journal-News)
Canada – Pro-Life Billboard Smeared with Paint by Vandals near Kelowna (CastaNet)
Germany – Pregnancy Center Vandalized, Windows Smashed (Pregnancy Help News)
Oregon – Vandals Destroy “Pro-Trump. Pro-Life” Campaign Sign in Man’s Yard (Washington Times)
Texas – Pro-life Christian Threatened with Gun outside Fort Worth Abortion Facility (Fort Worth Star Telegram)
Texas – Abortion Worker Gives Pro-Lifer Bag of Vomit from Sick Woman During Coronavirus Outbreak (Operation Rescue)
California – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in San Francisco (Prolife Across America)
Washington, D.C. – Video: Abortion Activist Threatens to Pepperspray Pro-Life Advocates at Georgetown (TFP Student Action)
Washington state – Video: Students Vandalize Pro-Life Chalk Display at Western Washington University (Students for Life)
California – Hundreds of Pro-Life Fliers Stolen at Cal-Poly ahead of Pro-Life Speaker’s Talk (Students for Life)
Ohio – Video: Mom Threatens to Shoot Pro-Life Advocate on Sidewalk (Created Equal)
New Hampshire – Man Arrested after Allegedly Assaulting 15-Year-Old Trump Supporter (Townhall)
California – Bernie Sanders Supporter Allegedly Vandalizes, Tries to Set Fire to GOP Office (KRCR News)
Indiana – Pro-Life Ads Vandalized in South Bend, Second Time in 3 Months (Pregnancy Help News)
Washington, D.C. – Video: Student Swipes Pro-Life Sign from Daily Caller Reporter’s Hands
Washington, D.C. – Abortion Activist Threatens to Slit Pro-Life Student’s Throat at March for Life (Students for Life)
Guam – ‘Protect Unborn Babies’ Display Vandalized at Catholic Church (KUAM News)