Abortion Activists Who Vandalized Multiple Pro-Life Signs Arrested, Charged With Felonies

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Oct 27, 2020   |   4:44PM   |   Sevierville, Tennessee

Another pro-life display was vandalized over the weekend in eastern Tennessee.

Sevier News Messenger reports local police arrested four people for allegedly spray-painting seven pro-life and political campaign signs in Sevier County.

A photo of the vandalism shows red spray paint covering a sign that read, “Abortion stops a beating heart.” Surrounding the sign were white crosses representing the unborn babies who have been killed in abortions. A number of the crosses were knocked over.

Sevierville Police Department said they received reports about the vandalism Sunday. While investigating the pro-life display scene, police said they discovered a red spraypaint can lid that helped them to find the alleged vandals.

Police said they later arrested four people for allegedly vandalizing the pro-life display as well as six campaign signs at a different location in the county. Bailey Brackins, 22, of Sevierville; Chelsey Christina Ogle, 22, of Knoxville; Jazed Ucles, 23, of Sevierville; and Joshua Jones, 21, of Strawberry Plains, are facing felony vandalism charges, according to the local news.

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Earlier this fall, Louisiana Right to Life also reported pro-life signs being stolen in five different cities ahead of a vote on a pro-life state constitutional amendment.

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:

Poland – Radical Feminists Attack Catholic Churches Across Poland After Court Upholds Abortion Ban

Austria – Young female pro-life singer assaulted after Vienna March for Life (LifeSite News)

Arkansas – Abortion Activists Destroy Cross Display to Memorialize Babies Killed in Abortions

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)

Texas – WATCH: Abortion Activists Caught Destroying Pro-Life Display That Says “Unborn Lives Matter”

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

Kentucky – Another Day, Another… TWO Pro-Life Chalk Vandalisms (Students for Life)

Mexico – Abortion Activists Throw Molotov Cocktails at PoliceSmashed 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)

California – Leftist Protester Arrested and Charged With Firebombing Republican Women’s Group Office

Oregon – Antifa Activists Assault Pro-Lifer Who Painted “Baby Lives Matter” in Front of Abortion Clinic

Tennessee – BLM Activists Vandalize Church’s Sign Saying “Unborn Lives Matter”

New York – Andrew Cuomo Threatens President Trump With Harm if He Visits New York: “He’ll Need Bodyguards”

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)

Wisconsin – Black Trump Supporter Bernell Trammell Murdered in Front of His “Vote Trump” Signs

Tennessee – Planned Parenthood Activists Charged with Criminal Trespass, Coronavirus Violations as Lawmakers Debate Pro-Life Heartbeat Bill

Indiana – Abortion Activist Charged with Rioting, Disorderly Conduct (WPTA 21/Created Equal)

Ohio – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in Middletown (Journal-News)

Scotland – Pro-Life Lawmaker Receives Violent Death Threat After Voting Against Abortion

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 state – Abortion Activists Punch Pro-Life Student in the Face, Egg Others Praying Outside Planned Parenthood

Washington state – Abortion Activists Masturbate, Throw Glass and Yell “Hail Satan” at Students Praying Outside Abortion Clinic

Mexico – Pro-Abortion Feminists Smash Windows, Try To Break into Church Where Children Are Worshiping

Washington, D.C. – Video: Abortion Activist Threatens to Pepperspray Pro-Life Advocates at Georgetown (TFP Student Action)

Mexico – Radical Feminists Smash Car Windows, Set Buildings on Fire, Injure 65 People During Pro-Abortion Protest

Washington, D.C. – Chuck Schumer Threatens Gorsuch and Kavanaugh if They Uphold Pro-Life Law: “You Will Pay the Price”

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)

Florida – Man Arrested After Driving Van Into Table Full of Trump Supporters

Germany – Radical Pro-Abortion Feminists Vandalize Churches, Set Fire to Vehicle

Florida – Abortion Advocates Destroy Display of 1,000 Flags to Mourn Babies Killed in Abortions

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)

Mississippi – Cross Display Vandalized, Crosses for Unborn Smashed into Pieces

Germany – Radical Feminists Set Pro-Life Columnist’s Vehicle on Fire