Abortion Activists Attack Vermont State Capitol After Supreme Court Overturns Roe

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jun 27, 2022   |   1:03PM   |   Montpelier, Vermont

Vermont is not one of the states expected to protect unborn babies from abortion now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade.

But radical pro-abortion activists attacked its Statehouse anyway early Saturday in Montpelier, breaking windows and spray-painting pro-abortion graffiti outside the main entrance, the Associated Press reports.

Vermont Capitol Police said seven windows were broken and the words “If abortions aren’t safe, you’re not either” were painted on the granite walkway right outside the main entrance to the building.

“They’re estimating an excess of $25,000 of repairs,” Capitol Police Chief Matthew Romei told WCAX. “It was a lot of damage. Seven windows have been broken, that go into the Senate committee rooms and then there was a message spray-painted on the front portico right outside of the front doors.”

The local news station also published a photo of an alleged suspect wearing a hat and sunglasses, which police provided. Romei said they are investigating and will charge the suspect or suspects for the vandalism.

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“The opinion that was released Friday changed nothing in the state of Vermont and I’m really disappointed that someone did this kind of damage,” he said.

State Lt. Gov. Molly Gray, a pro-abortion Democrat, condemned the vandalism in a post on Instagram and urged abortion activists to protest peacefully.

“I am alarmed by these attacks on our State House – my workplace – and condemn them in the strongest possible terms,” Gray wrote. “Vermonters are feeling deep anger and frustration in the wake of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling. I share this frustration. However, threats of violence and destruction of property are absolutely unacceptable and never the solution.”

The vandalism prompted state officials to postpone plans to open the Statehouse for summer tours on Saturday, according to the AP. Now, they plan to open Monday instead.

Vermont law legalizes abortions for basically any reason, and a proposed state constitutional amendment, if passed, would enshrine the so-called “right” to abort unborn babies in the state constitution.

Violence broke out across the United States over the weekend after the Supreme Court issued its decision on the Mississippi abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. In a historic ruling, the justices overturned Roe and allowed states to protect unborn babies from abortion again. Ten already have done so, and more state are expected to enact pro-life laws in the coming weeks.

“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the majority.

Abortion activists responded with outrage. In Los Angeles, an abortion activist is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly trying to burn a police officer with a flamethrower. A Colorado pregnancy center also was set on fire – the seventh arson against a pro-life office in a month – and other pro-life organizations, churches, businesses and buildings were vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti. In Arizona, the state Capitol was placed on lockdown after abortion activists tried to break in while the state Senate was in session.

While pro-abortion activists engage in violence, pro-life advocates have been working overtime to protect babies.

Texas and Oklahoma had banned abortions before Roe was overturned, and Missouri became the first state after Roe to protect babies from abortions. South Dakota became the second, followed by Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Utah, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Alabama. Ultimately, as many as 26 states could quickly ban abortions and protect babies from certain death for the first time in nearly 50 years.

Polling data shows a majority of Americans are pro-life and oppose what Roe v. Wade did by allowing abortion on demand, in some states, up to birth.

Oregon– All Saints Catholic Church in Northeast Portland Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Catholic Sentinel)

North Carolina – NC GOP Responds to Abortion Graffiti at Raleigh Headquarters (News Observer)

Rhode Island – Police Arrest Two at Pro-Abortion Protest in Providence (The Providence Journal)

Virginia – St. John Catholic Church Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti after Supreme Court Ruling (NBC Washington 4)

South Carolina – Police Arrest 6 Abortion Activists at Pro-Abortion Protest in Greenville (The Daily Wire)

Virginia – Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center Vandalized after Supreme Court Abortion Ruling (CNN) (more from 10 News WSLS)

Vermont – Windows Smashed, Pro-Abortion Graffiti Found on Vermont Statehouse after Roe Overturned (VT Digger)

California – Paso Robles Tree of Life Pregnancy Center Vandalized after Roe Overturned (KSBY News 6) (more from The Tribune)

Colorado – Abortion Activists Burn, Vandalize Pro-Life Pregnancy Center after Supreme Court Overturns Roe

California – Abortion Activist Charged with Attempting to Murder Police During Pro-Abortion Protest (more)

Washington, D.C. – MAGA hat swatted off pro-life protester’s head in front of SCOTUS (Richie McGinnis/Daily Caller)

Washington state – Pro-Abortion Radicals Destroy Street Preacher’s Bible during Seattle Protest (Jonathan Choe/Discovery Institute)

Washington state – Security Guard Hit with Metal Pipe at Pro-Abortion Protest in Seattle (Jonathan Choe/Discovery Institute)

Washington state – Antifa attack and pepper spray pro-life woman in Seattle (The Post Millennial)

Iowa – Pro-Abortion Protesters Hit, Try to Block Vehicle at Protest in Cedar Rapids (Andy Ngo)

California – Pro-Abortion Protesters in Sacramento Surround Car, Block Driver from Leaving (Fox 40)

Oregon – Pro-Abortion Protesters Smash Mall Windows, Start Fire Near Federal Courthouse in Portland (Andy Ngo)

California – Los Angeles Pro-Abortion Protesters Shut Down Street, Hit Drivers with Sticks (El American/Andy Ngo)

New York – Fox News Studios Vandalized in New York City at Pro-Abortion Protest (more)

Arizona – Police Disburse Pro-Abortion Protesters for Kicking Doors, Trying to Break Senate Building Windows, Interrupting Session (Arizona Family)

Post-leak, pre-ruling:

Iowa – Republican Office in Cedar Rapids Vandalized (The Gazette)

Kansas – Pro-Life Yard Signs Ripped Apart, Stolen at Multiple Homes Ahead of Pro-Life Amendment Vote (Value Them Both)

Michigan – Two More Sites Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti, Including Pro-Life Group and Congressman’s Office (Right to Life of Michigan)

Michigan – Pro-Abortion Domestic Terrorists Destroy Pro-Life Pregnancy Center in Redford, Smashing Doors and Windows

Ohio – Pro-Life Billboard in Columbus Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Right to Life of Northeast Ohio)

Michigan – Windows Smashed, Threat Spray-Painted on Dearborn Heights Pregnancy Center

Wisconsin – Leftists Target Pro-Life Congressional Candidate With Vandalism: “F— Charity Barry”

Minnesota – Minnesota Pro-Life Organization Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti, Windows Smashed; Second Vandalism in Weeks

Pennsylvania – Abortion Activists Attack Pro-Life Pregnancy Center in Philadelphia, Smash Windows

Washington state – Pro-life Republican Lawmaker’s Office Hit with Arson Attempt, Vandalism

Michigan – Naked Protester Disrupts Catholic Mass to Promote Killing Babies in Abortions

Iowa – Abortion Activists Brag About Vandalizing Another Pregnancy Center

Alaska – Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Nails, Pro-Abortion Graffiti (EWTN Ireland)

Oregon – Abortion Activists Firebomb Another Pro-Life Pregnancy Center, Fourth Bombing in Weeks

New York – Topless Abortion Rights Protesters Storm Court At New York Liberty WNBA Game (Huffington Post)

New York – Statues of Lúcia dos Santos and Jacinta Marto smashed and decapitated at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (ABC 7 New York)

New York – Tabernacle stolen, Holy Eucharist thrown on floor, statues of angels on the altar decapitated and destroyed at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Brooklyn (Catholic News Agency)

Michigan – Police Arrest Abortion Activist for Allegedly Disrupting Michigan House Session (Bridge Michigan)

California – Abortion Activist Arrested Trying to Approach Joe Biden to Urge Him to Promote Abortion

Maryland – Police Arrest Man with Weapon outside Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh’s Home, Allegedly Threatened to Murder Him (Washington Post)

North Carolina – Asheville Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Lauren Muzyka/Sidewalk Advocates for Life) (more at FOX Carolina)

New York – Abortion Activists Firebomb Pro-Life Pregnancy Center, Third Bombing in Weeks

New York – Pro-Abortion Protesters Mob Catholic Pro-Life Procession (National Review)

Texas – Radical Abortion Activists Invade Church Service to Promote Killing Babies

Florida – Pro-Abortion Violence Continues as Abortion Activists Vandalize Catholic Pro-Life Office

Washington, D.C. – Abortion Activists Trash Pregnancy Center: Dump Paint on Door, Egg Windows, Write “Revenge” on Wall

Pennsylvania – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in Pittsburgh (ProLife Across America)

Oregon – Mother and Child center vandalized; Address was publicized by group that favors abortion rights (Catholic Sentinel)

Oregon – Eugene Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Andy Ngo)

New Jersey – Catholic Pro-Life Student Attacked at Public School, 7 Pro-Abortion Students Suspended (CNA) (video)

Washington state – Radical Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Center, Smash 5 Windows and Leave Threats

Michigan – Grand Rapids Meeting Adjourned after Unruly Protesters Shout Down Anti-Abortion Activist (MLive)

Mississippi – Rural Black Church Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti

Oregon – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in Portland: “Abort the Supreme Court” (Andy Ngo)

Washington state – Four Churches Vandalized by Pro-Abortion Radicals in Olympia (more from the Washington Free Beacon)

Alabama – Vicar, Parishioners Respond to Vandalism at Pro-Life Women’s Clinic in Auburn (Opelika-Auburn News)

Kansas – Supports of Pro-Life “Value The Both” Amendment Report Yard Signs Stolen (KAKE)

Arizona – Planned Parenthood Chair Brags How Her Husband Assaulted Man in “Blacks for Trump” Shirt

USA – Abortion Activists Threaten to Burn Down Supreme Court, Kill Justices When Roe is Overturned (more at CBS News)

Arizona – Watch: Pro-Abortion Demonstrators Attack, Spit on ‘Students for Kari’ Volunteers (College Fix)

Missouri – Pro-life Student Group at University of Missouri Calls for Dialogue after its Memorial Was Vandalized (Campus Reform)

Indiana – Pro-Life Student Advocates Shoved, Grabbed from Behind at Pro-Abortion Rally (Students for Life)

Idaho – Two Arrested at Pro-Abortion Rally, Protester Allegedly Kicked Police Officer (KTVB 7)

Maryland – Birthright of Frederick Vandalized: “F— Fake Clinics”

Maryland – Alpha Pregnancy Center in Reisterstown Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Andy Ngo) (more at WBAL-TV 11)

USA – Video: Pro-Life Student Activists Kicked, Shoved by Pro-Abortion Protesters (Students for Life)

Michigan – Michigan Catholic Church Vandalized with Satanic Symbols after Roe Leak (more at The Tennessee Star)

New York City – Abortion Activists Threaten to Bomb, Burn Down St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

Maine – Republican Senator Receives Threats after Voting No on Radical Pro-Abortion Bill (Boston Globe)

Texas – Another Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Vandalized in Denton (NRL News)

Virginia – Pro-Life Organization Office Vandalized; Man Exposes Himself, Urinates on Front Door (Concerned Women for America)

Colorado – Parish church in Fort Collins tagged with pro-abortion graffiti; police investigating (Catholic News Agency)

Oregon – Oregon Right to Life Firebombed With Molotov Cocktail

Texas – Catholic Church Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti

Virginia – Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti in Northern Virginia (National Review) (more from Human Coalition)

USA – Pro-Abortion Feminist Calls for Violence against Pro-Life Americans, Celebrates Arson

Wisconsin – Abortion Activists Light Fire in Pro-Life Group’s Office, Throw Molotov Cocktails

Texas – Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Vandalized in Denton, Texas (more from Students for Life)

Oregon, Maryland – Radical Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers That Help Pregnant Women

Washington, D.C. – Two Pro-Life Leaders Say Abortion Activists Punched Them at D.C. Protest (Stand True)

Texas – Pro-Abortion Group Brags about Vandalizing Trotter House Pregnancy Center in Austin (Stop the Sweeps ATX) (more at Pregnancy Help News)

Texas – Pro-Life University of North Texas Student Says Antifa Vandalized Door, Issued Threats (Fox News)

Washington state – Antifa Assault News Crew during Pro-Abortion Rally in Seattle (Andy Ngo)

Colorado – Catholic Church in Boulder Defiled Following Roe v. Wade Draft Opinion Leak (Denver Gazette)

Oregon – Pro-Abortion Protesters Damage Property In Portland Following SCOTUS Leak On Abortion (KXL 101 FM News) (more at KOIN 6)

California – Two Police Officers Injured at Pro-Abortion Protest in Los Angeles (more at CBS News)