Activists gathered outside a Minneapolis pregnancy clinic Dec. 13 and used a projector to shine pro-abortion messages onto the residential building above, according to the clinic’s director.
“Fake clinic. Anti-science, anti-choice,” one of the messages said.
The truth is out about First Care and their anti-abortion agenda! Last night we rallied outside of this predatory CPC located near the University of MN campus. #AbortionIsHealthcare pic.twitter.com/KzcVJBP483
— MN Abortion Action Committee (@mn_aac) December 14, 2023
The protesters were with the Minnesota Abortion Action Committee (MNAAC) and were protesting outside of one of the locations of First Care, a Minnesota-based clinic for pregnant women.
“The truth is out about First Care and their anti-abortion agenda! Last night we rallied outside of this predatory CPC located near the University of MN campus,” MNAAC posted on X, formerly Twitter.
The clinic is on the bottom floor of an apartment building in Minneapolis. The protesters used projectors to shine messages onto the apartment windows above the clinic.
One of the other locations of the clinic was vandalized earlier this year amid attacks on pro-life and Christian organizations after the fall of Roe v. Wade. Minnesota legislators stripped so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” of their state funding last session after Attorney General Keith Ellison issued a “consumer alert” that accused the centers of “misleading, misinforming, or deceiving people.” His alert relied on one report written by pro-abortion advocacy organizations.
First Care is part of a larger organization, New Life Family Services (NLFS), which includes an adoption agency and a support group for people to heal after an abortion.
NLFS confirmed to Alpha News that there are residential units above the clinic where the projector was shining.
“One of our First Care centers in Minneapolis was again targeted by pro-abortion activists spreading false and misleading information about the important work we do,” Tammy Kocher, the executive director of NLFS, said in a statement to Alpha News.
Kocher said that NLFS supports more than 2,000 women each year with services including pregnancy care, STI testing and treatment, adoption, and parenting.
“In addition, our centers provide material support for those families, including diapers, baby clothes, car seats, strollers, and other supplies. All of this is at no cost to our clients and funded entirely by private donations,” Kocher said.
“Several similar protests have occurred over the past year, one of which led directly to extensive vandalism at one of our centers. Despite protests, threats of violence and other challenges, we remain committed to delivering holistic and compassionate services to the women and families we serve.”