HOLLYWOOD, Florida (LifeSiteNews) – Abortion extremists have left threatening graffiti at a Catholic archdiocesan office.
Just before midnight on May 28, the abortion activist group Jane’s Revenge spray-painted a wall of the Archdiocese of Miami’s Respect Life office with the message “If abortions aren’t SAFE, then niether (sic) are you” and anarchist symbols, Florida Catholic Newspaper reported.
“This threat is similar to those received by numerous pregnancy help centers around the country in the wake of the national news regarding the Dobbs case before the Supreme Court, and the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade,” said Rebecca Brady, the director of the archdiocese’s Respect Life ministry.
The vandalism was found by the cleaning crew the following morning, who notified local police and provided them with video footage of the crime. The office holds the South Broward Pregnancy Help Center and serves as the Respect Life Ministry’s main office.
Respect for Life provides public information and education exposing the reality of abortion. It also offers care to women who are having trouble carrying out their pregnancies or women who have suffered abortions in the past.
“We believe the intention of this vandalism was to scare and intimidate us,” said Brady. “Respect Life Ministry will not back down; we will continue extending the love and mercy of Christ to all regardless of creed. We also now have the opportunity to learn what it means to love our enemies.”
Jane’s Revenge may be a reference to the 1970s-era group called “Jane’s Collective,” whose members were arrested for illegally providing abortions. Their charges were dismissed after Roe v. Wade.
The incident is the latest in a rash of attacks on churches and pregnancy centers, including the vandalizing of four churches early Sunday morning in Olympia, Washington. This crime was openly committed by Jane’s Revenge as a protest against the expected overturning of Roe v. Wade . A leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft majority opinion has indicated that this is a strong possibility.
“If this were about choice for our opponents, then they would support what we are doing in providing alternatives to abortion,” Brady added.
“[We are ministering] to over 2,600 unique men and women annually, accompanying them on their journey of parenthood, providing free counseling, education, essential baby items, and more,” she continued. “What have the abortion providers offered in terms of free services and support when men and women choose life?”
“We invite everyone to prayer for conversion for those who have committed this crime; for safety for our faithful providing compassionate care in our pregnancy help centers [and] on the sidewalks; and healing for those wounded by abortion.”
Brady concluded: “And we pray that one day this will cease to be a source of contention, because we will have come together as a society to support families in such a way that abortion becomes unthinkable.”