In a statement to CNA, Pregnancy Aid Detroit Executive Director Nancy Anter said: “I think what happened to us and our board member in particular is rightfully seen as a hate crime. And I think it should be investigated as such, and I think it should cause alarm nationally, regardless of your political or moral views on abortion.”
“Clearly, they don’t know what we do. I’m not really sure what the point was. We’re not political,” Anter told CNA. “We’re moms, we’re a small staff of part-time people and a bunch of volunteers, and we offer free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds, maternity clothes, baby clothes, baby equipment, classes, support groups, referral information, diapers, wipes, formula — as much as we can to any woman who thinks she’s pregnant, who is pregnant … our goal is to help them, give them practical support.”
Since the overturn of Roe v. Wade, the group “Jane’s Revenge” has claimed responsibility for a string of acts of vandalism and attacks on pro-life groups and churches.
One Jane’s Revenge statement archived on the website The Anarchist Library states: “From here forward, any anti-choice group who closes their doors, and stops operating will no longer be a target. But until you do, it’s open season, and we know where your operations are,” and “through attacking, we find joy.”
CNA recorded attacks against 33 churches, 55 pregnancy centres, three political organisations, one maternity home, and three political organizations as of Sept. 22. The public evidence suggests that the attackers were pro-abortion. These crimes include graffiti, property damage and threats, theft, arson, and theft.
Pro-life groups have been subject to more than graffiti. CNA reported that the Life Choices pregnancy centre in Longmont (Colorado) was set on fire by an arsonist. The front of the building was defaced with pro-abortion slogans, including “Bans Off Our Bodies.” The threatening phrase “If abortions aren’t safe neither are you” was also written with spray paint.