More than two dozen pro-life organizations and churches have been set on fire or vandalized since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last Friday – an average of four crimes a day.
The crime wave has many pro-life organizations increasing security and Republican lawmakers demanding action from the Biden administration to crack down on the growing domestic terrorism.
In the past week, LifeNews has recorded 29 confirmed reports of arson and/or vandalism alone since the Supreme Court issued its abortion ruling. That number does not include assaults, arrests of pro-abortion activists and other incidents since Friday. Dozens more arsons and vandalisms have been reported since a leaked draft ruling was published in early May.
In one of the latest crimes, WSMV News reports the FBI and Metro Nashville Police are investigating an attempted arson and vandalism at a pro-life pregnancy center in Tennessee.
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According to Tennessee Lookout, early Thursday morning, someone smashed a window and threw a Molotov cocktail into Hope Clinic for Women in Nashville. Authorities said the incendiary device was not ignited.
The words “Jane’s Revenge,” a pro-abortion group that has been calling for violence, also were spraypainted on the side of the building, the local news reports.
Joy Styles, a member of the board of directors at Hope Clinic, told the local news that they had to cancel their morning appointments, but they re-opened Thursday afternoon. The pregnancy center provides free counseling, pregnancy tests, diapers, clothing and more to help families in need.
“We are a place of peace and a place of support,” Styles said. “Today that was disrupted.”
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee described the crime as “terrorism” Thursday, as pro-lifers and churches increasingly are targeted across the U.S.
“This is terrorism and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Lee responded on Twitter. “Stand with us in supporting clinics like Hope Clinic who provide critical resources to Tennessee families.”
A similar crime was reported at the Cowley County GOP office in Winfield, Kansas, this week as the state prepares to vote on a pro-life amendment to its constitution. According to Fox News, someone smashed the front door with a rock and lit pro-life “Value Them Both” campaign materials on fire right outside the front door.
Late last week, a pro-life pregnancy center in Longmont, Colorado, also was set on fire and spray-painted with the threat, “If abortions aren’t safe neither are you.”
A number of churches and government buildings have been targeted as well. The Catholic News Agency confirmed attacks in West Virginia, Washington, Virginia, Louisiana, Colorado, California, Texas, Florida, New York, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Oregon and Utah over the past seven days.
According to LifeNews’s tally, there have been an average of four attacks every day since the Supreme Court overturned Roe, or 29 confirmed reports. This does not include reports of journalists and pro-life advocates being assaulted at pro-abortion protests, abortion activists illegally blocking roadways and hitting vehicles with sticks or a cyber-attack on pro-life organizations as first reported at The Byte.
In one particularly horrific incident in Los Angeles, an abortion activist is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly trying to burn a police officer with a flamethrower during a pro-abortion protest.
Incidents since the Supreme Court ruling:
New Hampshire – Pathways Pregnancy Care Center in Littleton Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Message, “Fund Abortion, Abort God” (WMUR News 9)
Kansas – Cowley County GOP Office in Winfield Vandalized, Pro-Life Materials Lit on Fire (Fox News)
Utah – Pregnancy Resource Center of Salt Lake City Vandalized Hours after Supreme Court Overturns Roe (Catholic News Agency)
California – Abortion Activists Vandalize Mobile Clinic of Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Options Health in Concord (Catholic News Agency)
Pennsylvania – St. Patrick Catholic Church in Philadelphia Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Catholic News Agency)
Tennessee – Pro-Life Hope Clinic for Women in Nashville Vandalized, Molotov Cocktail Found (Tennessee Lookout)
California – A Woman’s Friend Pregnancy Center in Yuba City Vandalized, Window Smashed (CBS 13 Sacramento)
Washington state – St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Renton Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti, Windows Smashed (KIRO 7)
Indiana – Monroe County Courthouse Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Fox 59 News)
Colorado – Heart to Heart Pregnancy Center in Cortez Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Catholic News Agency)
Indiana – Memorial for Aborted Babies Vandalized at St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church (Catholic News Agency)
Florida – LifeChoice Pregnancy Center in Winter Haven Defaced with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Catholic News Agency)
Washington state – Video: Man Smashes Bellevue Church Doors, Throws Rock at Employee (Fox 13 Seattle)
Texas – 3 Statues Vandalized at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Harlingen (Valley Central 4)
New York – Ascension Roman Catholic Church in Upper West Side Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Threat (Newsweek)
Florida – Methodist Church in Tallahassee Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Newsweek)
USA – Hackers Attack Pro-Life States and Organizations, Steal Data (The Byte)
Louisiana – Tombstones for Unborn Babies Vandalized at Holy Name of Mary Church in Algiers (Live Action News)
Iowa – Informed Choices Pro-Life Center Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Live Action News)
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) Vandals Allegedly Tried to Set Garden on Fire (MRC-TV)
South Carolina – Police Arrest 6 Abortion Activists at Pro-Abortion Protest in Greenville (The Daily Wire)
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)
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 during Pro-Abortion Protest in Seattle (Jonathan Choe/Discovery Institute)
Washington state – Antifa attack and pepper spray pro-life woman in Seattle (The Post Millennial)
California – Pro-Abortion Protesters in Sacramento Surround Car, Block Driver from Leaving (Fox 40)
Oregon – Eugene Police Arrest 10 during Pro-Abortion ‘Night of Rage’ (The Hill)
California – Los Angeles Pro-Abortion Protesters Shut Down Street, Hit Drivers with Sticks (El American/Andy Ngo)
Incidents since the May leak, prior to the Supreme Court 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) (more at KSNT)
Michigan – Two More Sites Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti, Including Pro-Life Group and Congressman’s Office (Right to Life of Michigan)
Ohio – Pro-Life Billboard in Columbus Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Right to Life of Northeast Ohio)
Washington state – Pro-life Republican Lawmaker’s Office Hit with Arson Attempt, Vandalism
Alaska – Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Nails, Pro-Abortion Graffiti (EWTN Ireland)
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)
Michigan – Police Arrest Abortion Activist for Allegedly Disrupting Michigan House Session (Bridge Michigan)
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 – Pro-Abortion Protesters Mob Catholic Pro-Life Procession (National Review)
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)
Mississippi – Rural Black Church Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti
Oregon – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in Portland: “Abort the Supreme Court” (Andy Ngo)
Alabama – Vicar, Parishioners Respond to Vandalism at Pro-Life Women’s Clinic in Auburn (Opelika-Auburn 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)
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)
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)
Virginia – Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti in Northern Virginia (National Review) (more from Human Coalition)
Texas – Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Vandalized in Denton, Texas (more from Students for Life)
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)
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)