By L.A. Williams
Christian Action League
June 10, 2022
Mountain Area Pregnancy Services in Asheville became one of the latest victims of pro-abortion vandals early this week when the clinic was spray-painted and had its windows busted out.
According to a news release, officers responding to the clinic Tuesday morning found threatening red graffiti that read “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you!” Also painted on the building were an anarchist symbol and the words “No forced birth.”
No one was in the building at the time of the vandalism, and the Christ-centered nonprofit is still caring for, counseling and educating area residents impacted by an at-risk pregnancy.
“This is a very dangerous time for churches and faith-based organizations that stand up for the innocent unborn. They should take as much precaution as possible,” said the Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League.
Acts of violence against churches and pro-life organizations have drastically increased since a leaked draft ruling revealed May 2 that The Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade. In addition to the one in North Carolina, attacks have been reported in Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Windows were broken and walls covered with profanity at two pro-life clinics in Portland, Oregon, just after the draft ruling was reported by Politico. About the same time, a Catholic church in Boulder, Colorado was targeted and two police officers were injured when a pro-abortion rally turned violent in Los Angeles. In mid-May, two pro-life centers were vandalized in Maryland.
The radical pro-abortion group Jane’s Revenge appears to be responsible for some of the attacks, including an arson at a clinic in Wisconsin. “Jane’s Revenge” is a common phrase spray-painted in reference to the pseudonym used for Norma McCorvey in the landmark 1973 case. A similar phrase was painted on a pregnancy help center near the U.S. Capitol on June 3. The center walls and windows were splashed with red paint and raw eggs.
Netherlands-based writer Robert Evans reported last month that he received a statement from Jane’s Revenge claiming credit for the arson in Wisconsin and promising more violence against pro-life organizations.
“They claim to have the ability to reach multiple states and repeat that the attack in Wisconsin was just a ‘warning,’” he wrote on Twitter. “They conclude by noting they are made up of several organizations: ‘We are in your city. We are in every city.’”
The so-called “Bo Brown Memorial Cell” of Jane’s Revenge claimed credit for four attacks on churches in Olympia, Washington, late last month.
“A Mormon church, Calvary church, Harbor Church, and St. Michael’s Catholic church all received facelifts in the early hours of Sunday morning,” the group wrote in an email to Abolition Media. “We dumped red paint over the entryways and left messages of ‘If abortions aren’t safe then neither are you,’ ‘Abort the church,’ and ‘God loves abortion.’”
“Our enemies are vulnerable and easy to find,” the email continues. It characterizes any organization that opposes abortion and rewards marriage as a “patriarchal sex abuse cult.”
The Rev. Creech said churches should have their security teams on high alert.
“Churches without security teams need to move quickly to develop one. There needs to be a plan to evacuate people safely if needed,” he said.
In the wake of the pro-abortion related attacks and other violence across the nation, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas on Tuesday issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin regarding the continued heightened-threat environment across the United States.
The sixth NTAS Bulletin issued by the Department of Homeland Security since January 2021, it will be in effect through November.
“As recent acts of violence in communities across the country have so tragically demonstrated, the nation remains in a heightened threat environment, and we expect that environment will become more dynamic in the coming months,” Mayorkas said.
Creech denounced violence and vandalism, regardless of the perpetrators.
“Whether against a pro-choice institution or a pro-life group, violence and vandalism are not acceptable in a society that believes in freedom of expression, the political process and civil discourse,” he said. “We should believe these things and practice them. Otherwise, these rights should be denied those who will not honor them.”