A group of University of Minnesota students protested this fall against an organization that provides free diapers, baby clothes, parenting classes and more to families in need.
First Care in Minneapolis offers numerous free, non-judgmental services to women and men, including pregnancy and STI testing, baby supplies, counseling, post-abortion healing and more. In a statement to Campus Reform, Amanda Salmon of First Care said they serve university students, too.
“While all of our services are available to students from the University, the most common service students seek us out for is STI testing and treatment,” she said.
But because First Care is a pro-life pregnancy resource center, Students for a Democratic Society at the university chose to attack its life-saving work, according to Campus Reform.
On Nov. 11, about 20 students protested outside the organization, projecting the words “fake abortion clinic,” “abortion is healthcare” and “b—-es” in lights on a wall, the report states.
Several of the pro-abortion students took photos of themselves sticking out their middle fingers and their tongues in front of the building, and posted them proudly online. They also accused the organization of lying to women and not caring if they die.
“Thanks to everyone who joined us last night to protest outside First Care Pregnancy Center, one of many ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’ or Fake Abortion Clinics that claim to provide reproductive care, but actually push an anti-abortion agenda!” the group wrote on Instagram.
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Pregnancy resource centers exist to support mothers and babies and save lives. Most are small, local organizations that operate with a small staff, volunteers and private donations. They serve hundreds of thousands of families every year across the U.S., but their work has been under increasing attack by politicians like U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, and radical pro-abortion activists.
Last weekend, abortion activists disrupted the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center fundraising banquet in Washington, D.C., yelling obscenities in front of mothers and babies before being escorted out by security. A few months ago, the pro-life nonprofit also was vandalized.
Numerous pregnancy centers have been vandalized since May and at least five were victims of arson or attempted arson. According to Catholic Vote, at least 86 Catholic churches and 77 pro-life organizations have been victims of firebombs, vandalism and other attacks.
Last month, FBI Director Christopher Wray admitted that most of the abortion-related attacks this year have targeted pro-life organizations. “Since the Dobbs decision, probably in the neighborhood of 70 percent of our abortion-related violence cases or threats cases are cases of violence or threats against … pro-life organizations,” he told a U.S. Senate committee.
Many pro-life organizations are increasing security and Republican lawmakers are demanding action from the Biden administration to crack down on the pro-abortion domestic terrorism. But, while the Biden administration has been aggressively working to expand the killing of unborn babies in abortions, it has done seemingly little to stop the violence and hostilities directed at pro-life advocates and churches.
LifeNews has been keeping track of the violence, too, recording more than 150 incidents since May. Find the list here.