AMHERST, New York (LifeSiteNews) — A CompassCare pro-life pregnancy resource center in Amherst, New York, was hit with pro-abortion graffiti last week, marking the second time in less than a year that the building has been targeted with vandalism following the June 2022 firebombing of the office.
On Wednesday, a vandal spray-painted the word “LIARS” in red on the Amherst, New York, CompassCare Pregnancy Service’s sign, Catholic News Agency (CNA) reported.
Pro-abortion activists and politicians often allege that pro-life pregnancy centers — which provide expectant moms with psychological and spiritual resources as well as needed supplies including formula, diapers, and strollers — are “fake clinics” that “lie” to moms experiencing crisis pregnancies by not promoting the murder of their preborn babies.
Antifa strikes CompassCare’s Buffalo office yet again. “There’s nothing Antifa can do to make us stop serving women and savings babies.” — CEO Rev. Jim Harden #ProLife #NoArrests #CompassCare pic.twitter.com/FGZSRLbwQ3
— CompassCare (@compasscare) March 16, 2023
Reacting to the news on Friday, New York Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney said she was “disgusted to learn” that the center “was criminally vandalized once again this week,” and called on “federal, state, & local law enforcement” to “work together to protect CompassCare & bring the perpetrators of both of the attacks on this pro-life center to justice.”
The Wednesday property damage followed a June 7 firebombing of the building, in which vandals smashed windows in the reception room and nurses’ office, lit fires, and graffitied “Jane Was Here” on the building, CompassCare reported at the time.
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In comments to CNA on Monday, CompassCare CEO Jim Harden said the language used in the recent vandalism of CompassCare’s property matches “Jane’s Revenge rhetoric.” Social media postings by the pro-life group also suggested the violence was perpetrated by far-left “Maoist Antifa” agitators.
A militant pro-abortion group, Jane’s Revenge has taken credit for vandalism and firebombings of pregnancy centers and churches across the country. The name “Jane’s Revenge” is a reference to the 1970s-era group “Jane’s Collective,” members of which were arrested for illegally providing abortions but then had their charges thrown out after the U.S. Supreme Court established a federal “right to abortion” in Roe v. Wade.
Last summer, following the leak of the U.S. Supreme Court’s draft decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson case that resulted in the rollback of Roe v. Wade, Jane’s Revenge declared “open season” on pro-life organizations. The group vowed a “Night of Rage” if the Supreme Court eliminated the “right to abortion.”
In the aftermath of the leak of the Supreme Court majority opinion draft overruling Roe v. Wade, lawless vandals backed by the abortion lobby and pro-abortion politicians have launched riots and violent attacks on pro-life entities across America, from pregnancy centers to churches, and even targeted Justices' homes.
This widespread, organized effort not only sets a dangerous standard for how groups and individuals may opt to stage demonstrations going forward, but begs the question of how the pro-abortion crowd would behave if and when the Supreme Court officially overturns Roe later this summer.
And, worst of all, the White House has largely turned a blind eye to these riots, with Joe Biden -- who at one time claimed to be personally opposed to abortion due to his Catholic faith -- now acting as the foremost advocate for unfettered abortion access in America.
Biden's nonexistent response must be addressed, and the White House needs to know that the American people demand better from their supposed "leader."
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on Joe Biden to stop beating around the bush and finally issue a formal statement condemning the violent riots and attacks on pro-life institutions across our country in the wake of the leaked Supreme Court majority opinion draft overturning Roe v. Wade.
Over Mother's Day weekend, pro-abortion attacks broke out across America, with increasingly depraved activists targeting pregnancy centers, pro-life advocacy organizations, and churches with either disruptive demonstrations or, in some cases, vandalism and outright violence.
Among the most barbaric occurrences was the vicious attack on Wisconsin Family Action, a pro-life group headquartered in Madison, where vandals threw a Molotov cocktail into an office window, started a fire on one of its walls, and left a threatening graffiti message reading "If abortions aren't safe then you aren't either."
Review a FULL LIST of other appalling attacks HERE.
They even descended upon the homes of Supreme Court Justices like Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, and Chief Justice John Roberts, who appear poised to formally issue the final blow to Roe v. Wade in the coming weeks, after publishing a map with their private addresses.
The case, which was decided nearly 50 years ago in 1973, saw members of the bench fabricate a constitutional "right" to abortion, depriving individual states from crafting their own laws to protect life. However, should Roe, as expected, be overturned, the matter of abortion would be returned to the states, where it always belonged, giving lawmakers the ability to propose legislation that would either place strong restrictions on the procedure or, in some cases, ban it outright.
And while, of course, freedom of speech must be protected and defended for all Americans, demonstrations that devolve into vandalism, rioting, the use of intimidation tactics against members of the judiciary (or anyone else, for that matter), or violence in any form must NEVER be tolerated.
But the White House seems to be taking a different approach...
It wasn't until Monday afternoon that Press Secretary Jen Psaki finally acknowledged the threat posed to Supreme Court Justices by out-of-control pro-abotion activists, claiming that "judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety."
This is true, but it took Psaki an entire week to make any semblance of a definitive statement about the White House's position on this urgent matter. In fact, Psaki previously refused to discourage the targeting of Justices' homes when asked, insisting that pro-abortion groups were staging "peaceful protests" instead; she even failed to condemn the leak itself -- an unprecedented breach of trust and rejection of institutional norms that could permanently damage the standing of the court and its ability to function as an apolitical body.
And, of course, Joe Biden, himself, has been virtually silent on the matter, failing to effectively speak out against these riots and reassure the American people that those who seek to vandalize property and perpetrate violence will be held legally accountable for their actions by the Department of Justice.
This is entirely unacceptable behavior from a commander-in-chief, and as political allies like Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (rather ironically) incite insurrection by labeling the Supreme Court's pending decision a "call to arms," the American people must demand that Joe Biden clarify where he stands, and whose side he's really on.
The rule of law must be upheld and applied equally, and that means calling out radical anti-life rioters and ensuring there are consequences for their violent outbursts and destruction of property across the country.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on Joe Biden to condemn these rioters, and direct the U.S. Department of Justice to take action that will hold them accountable for their actions under the law.
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'‘Rise up, fight back’: Pro-abortion protesters descend upon Justice Alito’s house over imminent abortion ruling' (LifeSiteNews)
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While the promised summer of pro-abortion anger failed to materialize on quite the grand scale that had been predicted, activists have nonetheless perpetrated a bevy of attacks on pregnancy centers and Catholic churches.
With the tacit approval of the Biden administration, pro-abortionist activists also spent months protesting outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices. One activist traveled from California to Washington, D.C., with the intent of murdering conservative Catholic Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Last week, conservative nonprofit group CatholicVote reported that over 300 Catholic churches have been attacked and vandalized since the riots triggered by the death of George Floyd in the spring of 2020.
“The [George Floyd] riots started a wave of violence and vandalism against Catholic churches that only accelerated after the unrest died down,” the nonprofit reported, noting that the targeting of Catholic churches for political vandalism ramped up after the leak of the U.S. Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson in May 2022.
According to the report, methods of violence against the churches have included arson, destruction (often decapitation) of statues, and even the theft and desecration of tabernacles containing the Holy Eucharist. Other recorded instances include the disruption of Masses or the blocking of church entrances by pro-abortion activists.
The wave of violence targeting pro-life centers and churches has been met with a lack of aggressive action by the pro-abortion Biden administration, leading conservative lawmakers to accuse the federal government of operating according to a double-standard with regard to abortion-related prosecutions.
To date, CNA pointed out, only two arrests have been made by the Biden Justice Department in relation to pro-abortion vandalism.