Pro-Abortion Group Loot, Burn & Vandalise Churches in America
Many churches and pro-life advocacy organisations have been burned, looted, and vandalised by abortion extremists in the United States of America (USA).
Investigations and observations revealed that the looting and vandalisation are reactions to a leaked draft opinion in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
The report indicated that a majority of justices seem inclined to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalised abortion nationally in the U.S. Apparently, some pro-abortion groups were enraged that if this draft decision is issued as the official decision abortion may become illegal in many states in the U.S.
However, it was also reported that not every act of vandalism is explicitly tied to outrage over the leaked Dobbs draft. But it was confirmed that many churches and pro-life organizations have been vandalized or had items stolen from them since the leak was published on May 2.
In a Facebook post on Monday, Holy Rosary Church in Houston, Texas shared a message from Friar Mariano Veliz who posted a picture of the words “Pro-choice is pro-life!” spray-painted on the doors of the church, accompanied by the caption: “This is what the angry, hateful anti-Catholic pro-choice activists did to our church last night.” Veliz added that “these people painted the same message on our side doors as well”.
St. Bartholomew Apostle Catholic Church in Katy, Texas suffered a similar fate to that of Holy Rosary Church. Father Christopher Plant of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in Katy, Texas, tweeted saying: “Our tabernacle was stolen last night”.
Adrian Fonseca, a producer for a Catholic radio network, provided an update on Twitter Wednesday: “They found the tabernacle at a Burger King. Appears to be cracked open. Stole Our Lord and left behind the Gold. Clearly was not stolen for the money, but for something far more precious”.
In a subsequent tweet, Fonseca asserted that “things are more complicated” because the “tabernacle was stolen a second time.” He maintained that “police have the faces and plates of the two sets of thieves,” adding, “[they] predict they will have it in custody within 24 hours”.
St. John XXIII Catholic Parish: Fort Collins, Colorado was also attacked.
Fort Collins Police Services in Fort Collins, Colorado, announced on Facebook Saturday that “around 1:15 a.m. on May 7, an unknown person spray painted the front doors of [St. John XXIII Catholic Parish] and broke exterior glass panels.” A parishioner of the church posted a picture of the vandalism on Twitter Saturday. The phrase “My Body My Choice” was painted on the church doors.
Our Church this evening before Mass. A lone dude did it. Makes what he spray painted even more stupid. The coward even wore a mask. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/8o5qn407TI
— Mary Callan (@DrMaryCallan) May 8, 2022
Around the same time, St. Joseph’s Priory, a Catholic Church in Armada, Michigan, was vandalized with graffiti, although the messages did not include any reference to abortion. Pictures of the vandalism, posted on Twitter, reveal that graffiti reading “Gay” was painted on the sign advertising St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church & Academy. A sidewalk featured graffiti reading “FAG Republicans Dead”. A door at the church was painted with the number “666” and the word “FAGS”.
Another door had a pentagram drawn on it. Pillars at the church had the words “suicide” and “big d—” painted on them. A message extending from an exterior wall of a building on the campus to adjacent doors had the number “666” next to a heart symbol alongside the word “big” on top of a picture of male genitalia.
Another Catholic Church vandalized in America.
This was at St. Joseph’s Church in Michigan yesterday… pic.twitter.com/Eu25vnX2Nb
— Governor Reilly 🇺🇸 (@realDaveReilly) May 6, 2022
The Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Boulder, Colorado, was vandalized Tuesday, May 3. A news report from local news outlet Denver 7 showed video footage of the vandalism, which included the spray-painted phrases “My Body My Choice” on the doors of the church and “Abortion Saves Lives” on its exterior walls. The church also had several windows broken and statues of the saints featured on the exterior of the property defaced.
All the churches that have been reportedly attacked are Catholic churches.
The pro-life organisations attacked were: Oregon Right to Life: Salem, Oregon; First Care Women’s Health: Manassas, Virginia; Wisconsin Family Action: Madison, Wisconsin; Concerned Women for America: Alexandria, Virginia and Loreto House: Denton, Texas
Unfortunately, a Pregnacy Resource Center in Northern Virginia was vandalized last night.
This charity lovingly provides support & practical supplies to women no matter what they decide. And yet, they’re targeted with hate, intimidation and destruction. Sad! pic.twitter.com/E1U2Jro1YC
— Rev. Dean Nelson (@RevDeanNelson) May 9, 2022
NEW: An ideologically motivated leftist activist damaged and urinated on the office of @CWforA, the organization tells @realDailyWire, saying that a white male in his 30s “ripped up our security system, flipped off our camera, and peed on our door.”https://t.co/FerRhjlOab
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) May 10, 2022
Brigitte Amiri, deputy director of the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project argues thus:
“The draft opinion essentially says that the Constitution no longer protects abortion, and if it is adopted as the official court opinion, the consequences will be devastating. If this opinion is issued by the court, abortion will be banned in about half the states. When it first hit the airwaves, I was in disbelief, and I was skeptical of whether it was authentic or not. But we have been preparing for the possibility that the Supreme Court could overturn Roe just based on the questions that the justices asked in this case during oral arguments. So in that sense, it’s not a total shock that this is possibly where the court is going”.
Some observers claimed the attacks were carried out to intimidate churches, pro-life organisations and the justice system.