The Buffalo, New York pregnancy center that radical abortion activists firebombed in June will reopen this week to help pregnant women and save babies from abortions.
Abortion activists who firebombed the office of pro-life groups in Wisconsin and Oregon and who vandalized over a dozen churches and pregnancy centers struck again in Buffalo in June. They attacked CompassCare, a pro-life medical office and pregnancy center that helps women and children. The building was firebombed and the windows in the reception room and nurses’ office were broken and fires lit.
Graffiti on the building left by the arsonists refers to the abortion terrorist group Jane’s Revenge reading, “Jane Was Here.” The group took responsibility for a firebombing of a pro-life organization in Madison, Wisconsin in May, and it could have been responsible for bombing the offices of Oregon Right to Life during the same month. It has also vandalized and destroyed multiple churches and pregnancy centers.
CompassCare’s CEO, Jim Harden told LifeNews, “This is the pro-abortion ‘Kristallnacht.’ Because of this act of violence, the needs of women facing unplanned pregnancy will go unmet and babies will die.”
Thankfully, Compasscare has been able to rebuild and will reopen this week:
CompassCare executives made the announcements on Monday during a news conference at the crisis pregnancy center at 1230 Eggert Road, off Main Street.
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Harden said the organization likely has spent more than $400,000 on repairs to the damaged structure, equipment and furnishing as well as enhanced security for the building. He said CompassCare is waiting for a final certificate of occupancy before reopening to patients.
Amherst police and federal authorities continue to investigate the incident. Harden read a statement from town police at Monday’s news conference stating they are “working diligently” with the FBI to solve the case.
Also participating in a ribbon-cutting for the clinic reopening and a groundbreaking for the $265,000 expansion, expected to be completed in six months, were Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-New Hartford; State Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay; and Williamsville Mayor Deb Rogers.
After the firebomb, Harden said CompassCare and other pro-life service centers have been the target of violence for months both online and in-person.
“Ironically, New York’s Governor not only ignored the violence but instead earmarked $35 million in taxpayer funds to increase security at abortion clinics. Adding insult to injury the New York legislature passed a bill investigating pro-life pregnancy centers precisely because they do not perform abortions,” he added.
“I wonder if Gov. Hochul will veto the Pregnancy Center Investigation Bill? I wonder if Attorney General Letitia James will investigate these cowardly criminals?” he asked.
Harden promised after the bombing that CompassCare would rebuild its office and continue doing everything possible to provide care and support for pregnant women and children who need it.
“CompassCare will rebuild. Because women deserve better. CompassCare will not stop because pre-born boys and girls deserve protection,” he told LifeNews.