Radical pro-choice extremists have claimed responsibility for attacks on two pro-life pregnancy centers in Michigan as vandalism surges ahead of an anticipated Supreme Court ruling on abortion.
An anonymous Tuesday post on Abolition Media said that the vandalism targeting the Lennon Pregnancy Center in Dearborn Heights and the Pregnancy Care Center in Redford were carried out by “a gang of criminal queers.”
“On the night of 6/19 a gang of criminal queers smashed the windows of two fake abortion clinics in the greater Detroit area leaving the messages ‘if abortion isn’t safe, neither are you’ and ‘fake clinic,’” said the post. “Jane will have her revenge.”
The last part was a reference to Jane’s Revenge, an anonymous radical group that has taken responsibility for a wave of attacks, starting with a May 8 fire at the Wisconsin Family Action office in Madison.
The post included a photo of graffiti on the exterior walls of the Lennon Center that said, “If abortion isn’t safe neither are you!”
The Lennon Pregnancy Center, which offers free parenting classes, ultrasound tests and pregnancy testing, closed after the attack and plans to reopen Thursday.
“Every window and door along the front face of our building was smashed as well as the building being spray painted with graffiti. Four additional side windows were also smashed in on the sides of the building,” said the center in a Facebook post.
“This reckless destruction was directed at our pregnancy resource center, but also has affected the printing business that shares our building,” said the center social media post. “We are saddened and discouraged by this act of violence, but we will continue to provide free assistance to the women and men that come to us in need of basic help for their children.”
The Pregnancy Care Center in Redford had its windows smashed and exterior wall spray painted with the message “This is a Fake Clinic” and “Jane,” as shown in photos posted by Live Action News.
The facility, which provides assistance to pregnant women and mothers, will be closed the rest of the week.
Police are investigating the attacks on the centers, both in the Detroit area.
Gary Hillebrand, president of the Lennon Center board of directors, said that “nothing remotely like this” has occurred in the 30-year history of the organization, which serves about 100 clients per month.
“We’ve also reported this to the FBI because it looks like the other Jane’s Revenge incidents,” he told The Washington Times.