Vandals defaced another pro-life billboard in Vernon, Canada this winter, spray-painting “anti-women” across the image of a pregnant mother.
Kelowna Cap News reports the Vernon and Area Pro Life Society has sponsored the billboard along Highway 97 for years, promoting pro-life messages to passers-by.
Its latest message reads, “Abortion is not healthcare” and “Pregnancy is not a disease” next to the image of a pregnant mother.
Sometime last week, pro-abortion vandals defaced the billboard with red, blue and black paint, scribbling out words to make it read “abortion is health care” and painting “anti-women” over the image of the pregnant mother, according to images in local news reports.
Marlon Bartram, part-time director of the pro-life society, said vandals have destroyed their billboards multiple times over the past year.
“Vandalism has been used regularly by pro-abortion advocates for many years as a way to try and silence the pro-life message,” Bartram told the local news. “It just doesn’t surprise us anymore, and it shouldn’t. Those with a blatant disregard for the very lives of pre-born human beings will naturally care little for the property of born people.”
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He told Castanet they recently covered the billboard in plastic to make it easier to remove spray-paint, but the vandals ripped the plastic away before they defaced it. He said local pro-lifers plan to try to clean the billboard or replace it, and they filed a police report.
Pro-life advocates across the world have seen an alarming increase in vandalism and other hostilities as they work to defend unborn babies’ lives. LifeNews has been keeping track of these reports in recent years.
Reports this year include:
California – Abortion Activists Disrupt Pro-Life Speaker Kristen Hawkins at University of San Diego (National Catholic Register)
California – Pro-Abortion Student Caught Destroying Pro-Life Event Posters at University of San Diego (Students for Life)
Ohio – Pro-Life Student Display Vandalized Again at Xavier College (Xavier Newswire)
Bolivia – Church Vandalized after Being Falsely Accused of Intervening to Prevent Pregnant 11-Year-Old from Getting an Abortion (National Catholic Register)
Ohio – Pro-Life Display Defaced on Xavier College Campus (Xavier Newswire)
Austria – Police Block Aggressive Pro-Abortion Protesters, Protect Pro-Lifers at Vienna March for Life (Live Action News)
Maryland – Police Intervene after University of Maryland Student Knocks Down Pro-Life Group’s Signs (The Diamondback)
Florida – Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening to Shoot Pro-Life Congressman, His Children (Politico)
New Hampshire – Pro-Abortion Students Vandalize, Destroy College Republicans’ Pro-Life Signs (Campus Reform)
Massachusetts – Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Signs, Threaten Violence, Call Pro-Life Leader “Anti-Woman Pig” (Townhall)
England – Exeter University Pro-Life Student Society Receives Death Threats (Devon Live)
Pennsylvania – Pro-Abortion Protesters Bang on Pregnancy Center Windows, Vandalize Sign, Block Door (Pregnancy Help News, More:Choose Life Marketing)
England – Abortion Activists Destroy Student Pro-Life Display at Oxford University Fair (Cherwell) (The Telegraph)
USA – Pro-Lifers Assaulted, Pregnant Woman Shoved to the Ground at Women’s Marches (Students for Life)
Iowa – Abortion Activist Vandalizes Pro-Life Sign, Accosts Pro-Life Student (Campus Reform)
California – Pepperdine University students vandalize pro-life display, rip down crosses (Fox News)
Texas – Abortion Activists Assaults, Throws Cup Full of Liquid at Pro-Life Advocate at Houston Pro-Life Rally (TFP Student Action)
Ohio – Police Remove Screaming Pro-Abortion Protesters from State Senate Chamber (FOX 55/AP)
Switzerland – Three Pro-Life Organizations Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti ahead of National Pro-Life March (Evangelical Focus Europe)
California – Eggs Thrown at Pro-Life Candidate Larry Elder, Staffer Hit in Face (Fox News)
Colorado – Vandals Deface Boulder County Catholic Church with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Washington Times)
New York – Police Arrest Two Abortion Activists for Allegedly Blocking Pro-Life Prayer Rally (National Review)
Connecticut – Pro-Life Billboard in Barkhamsted Vandalized with “Get an Abortion” and Coat Hangers (ProLife Across America)
Poland – Pro-Life Billboard Showing Abortion Victims Gets Vandalized about Once a Week (The Calvert Journal)
Arizona – Students for Life: Planned Parenthood Volunteers Steal Pro-Life Students’ Bags (Students for Life blog)
Oregon – Antifa Tries to Disrupt Pro-Life Prayer Group with Violence outside Planned Parenthood (Citizen Stringer), Andy Ngo (video, video, video)
Canada – Pro-Life Memorial Broken in Spate of Vandalism Targeting Catholic Churches (Catholic News Agency)
South Carolina – Antifa Radicals Vandalize Pro-Life Congresswoman Nancy Mace’s Home
Illinois – Authorities: Fire at Peoria Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Was Intentionally Set (NPR Illinois State University)
Texas – Pro-Life Aggies’ Sign Ripped Down, Replaced with Signs Advertising Planned Parenthood (National Right to Life News)
Canada – Church Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized Twice near Vancouver (The B.C. Catholic)
Washington, D.C. – Man Threatens to Shoot Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselors (Students for Life)
Argentina – Female Judge Receives Multiple Death Threats after Blocking Pro-Abortion Law (Crux)