Episodes of vandalism against pro-life institutions were recorded in the United States this Saturday (25), a day after the US Supreme Court reversed decisions that had legalized abortion across the country for decades.
In Colorado, a pro-life Christian center was vandalized and burned down. Local police said the building was damaged by the fire and thick smoke, but did not say the extent of the damage. A phrase spray-painted at the entrance to the center carried a threatening tone: “if abortions aren’t safe, neither are you.” The FBI, US Federal Police, will investigate the case together with the local police of Longmont, where the fact occurred. Other attacks on pro-life centers, which were taking place before the Supreme Court decision was made official, are also being investigated by the FBI, Fox News reported last week.
Another case of vandalism took place in Portland, Oregon. According to local police, a group of more than 06 pro-abortion protesters caused damage to several businesses, breaking windows and spray-painting the establishments. “Police officers were monitoring the crowd but did not have the resources to intervene at the time,” the police statement read. A pro-life center was also vandalized. The same message that was spray-painted on the Longmont building was on flyers advertising the march.
“Individuals who engage in violent activity or destruction of property will be investigated and subject to arrest and prosecution. . . . We will continue to conduct follow-up investigations, make arrests and refer cases to the Multnomah County District Attorney for prosecution,” the Portland Police Department said.