Minnesota’s oldest and largest pro-life organization was attacked for a second time this year. The Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) office in Minneapolis sustained shattered windows and red paint that spelled out “abortion is liberation.”
The damage was discovered by a staff member Wednesday morning. There is no indication of who is responsible for the vandalism. On Thursday, MCCL communications director Paul Stark responded to the incident.
“Well, abortion isn’t liberation. Abortion ends a human life and it often harms women, families, and men. It harms everybody,” said Stark. “We need to protect the unborn and support women and that’s what the pro-life movement is all about.”
Last night the MCCL office was vandalized for the second time in recent weeks. But we are grateful that we are all safe. As #SCOTUS prepares to rule in #DobbsVsJackson, please pray for the safety of the justices and of MCCL and other pro-life groups. pic.twitter.com/1Oxm3uORF2
— MCCL (@MCCL_org) June 15, 2022
Stark noted that MCCL was the target of another attack several weeks ago after the Roe v. Wade draft opinion was leaked. He said graffiti was painted on the other side of the building, but there were no broken windows.
“We’re seeing some backlash to what the Supreme Court could do in terms of returning the abortion issue to the American people and letting them decide their abortion laws,” said Stark.
Across the United States, pro-life organizations and pregnancy care centers have seen this sort of vandalism to one degree or another.
“There are anarchists who have left behind the anarchy symbol with an ‘A’ with a circle around it,” explained Stark. “There’s a group called Jane’s Revenge that has taken credit for some of the crazy stuff.”
Just last week, criminals from the pro-abortion group Jane’s Revenge allegedly firebombed an Amherst, N.Y., crisis pregnancy center overnight. Days before that, vandals attacked Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center in Washington, D.C., shattering windows, throwing eggs and tagging the building with red paint. On May 8, arsonists attacked the pro-life group Wisconsin Family Action in Madison, Wis.
“It won’t stop the pro-life movement. We’ll just keep doing what we’re doing,” Stark assured. “We’ll keep working to change hearts and minds and support pregnant women in need and pass protected laws. We’re all about loving mother and child.”