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MINNEAPOLIS (LifeSiteNews) — A pro-life pregnancy center in Minnesota suffered substantial vandalism and threatening messages over the weekend. 

The Minneapolis First Care center became the latest victim of pro-abortion violence on Friday night, sustaining smashed windows and graffiti messages from the terrorist group Jane’s Revenge.  

“We are deeply saddened by the vandalism that occurred and trust those responsible will be held accountable,” Tammy Kocher, executive director of the center’s parent organization, wrote in a March 4 news release. “We are fully committed to continue serving the Phillips community, as well as at all our centers, with the holistic compassion and care families deserve.” 

The damage included broken windows and spray-painted messages, including “if abortions arn’t [sic] safe neither r u.” Another part of the building was sprayed with the words “Jane was here.” 

A media brief from the Minneapolis Police Department stated that “officers from the 3rd precinct were flagged down by a Metro Transit bus driver reporting two individuals damaging the property.” Police “responded to the site but found no one” and then “made contact with building security to take a report and processed the scene for evidence.” 

No arrests have been made and the investigation is active and ongoing. 

Public information officer Adam Kennedy told LifeSiteNews that “there are no updates” and that the police department will be “exploring all possibilities throughout the course of the investigation.” 

“We’re gonna continue to serve this neighborhood here in south Minneapolis,” Carl Nelson, president of First Care centers’ parent organization New Life Family Services, said in a video filmed on site Saturday morning. “It grieves our hearts that this has happened. And if you think of First Care today, pray for us.” 

Both Nelson and Kocher explained that the First Care centers — which have five locations in the state — provide “100,000 diapers, baby clothes, car seats, strollers, and other supplies every year to families in need.” Social workers “support more than 2,000 women” in a given year as they navigate issues such as homelessness, domestic violence, and mental health trials alongside motherhood and pregnancy. The pro-life group is “funded entirely by private donations.” 

The pro-life centers offer a variety of services, including ultrasounds, abortion pill reversal, adoption services, parenting support, and post-abortion healing. 

First Care is the latest addition to a long list of crisis pregnancy centers that have been victims of vandalism and threats in the aftermath of the Dobbs decision. During the first month after the leaked Supreme Court opinion, pro-abortion extremists targeted over 20 pro-life pregnancy centers with violence. Throughout the summer, numerous accounts of firebombing and threatening graffiti messages were claimed to be the efforts of pro-abortion terrorist group Jane’s Revenge 

In June 2022, days before the historic overturning of Roe v. Wade, the group “promised to take increasingly drastic measures” against pro-life organizations. They demanded that groups dedicated to protecting both mothers and babies abandon their mission within 30 days of the threat. Amid the violence, Republican lawmakers called on federal law enforcement agencies to investigate Jane’s Revenge and classify members of the group as “domestic terrorists.” 

As of September, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had yet to make any arrests in connection with pro-abortion attacks for which Jane’s Revenge claimed responsibility. Instead, the agency has focused efforts on raiding peaceful and innocent pro-lifers, such as the heavily armed stunts conducted against Mark Houck and Paul Vaughn, who were both taken into custody in front of their young children.  


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