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Kansas church vandalized with abortionist graffiti

Vandals attacked a church in Kansas last weekend, painting the side of the building with a pro-abortion message. Graffiti on the Church of the Ascension in Overland Park read: “My body, my choice,” as reported by FOX4 Kansas City.

The vandals also spilled paint on the statue of Our Lady, making it look like blood. . Overland Park Police are investigating the incident.

“On Saturday night, July 9, our parish school was vandalized with graffiti, likely an angry reaction to the Church’s advocacy for the approval of a amendment restricting abortion in the state,” the institution wrote in a statement. “We are in the process of bidding for additional security cameras, but unfortunately these new cameras have not yet been installed.”

The church went on to say that while the vandalism is a “sad event, it is not surprising. .” “Parishioners reported that the backyard signs were stolen,” the statement said, adding that since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, “the anger against those who oppose abortion appears to have increased dramatically.”

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City told Fox4 that the vandalism “is an intimidation effort to try to silence the church.” As discussions on the issue have intensified in the US, churches and pregnancy clinics have increasingly become the target of violent attacks.

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has tracked at least 152 incidents of vandalism in Catholic settings across the country since May 2020. The incidents, which occurred in 36 states and Washington, DC, include arson; decapitated and cut, crushed and painted statues; tombstones defaced with swastikas, anti-Catholic language and burnt American flags.

Tracking of vandalism at Catholic sites began after two Catholic churches – San Gabriel Mission in California and Catholic Church Queen of Peace, Florida – were set on fire on 36 July 2020.

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