Phillips community pregnancy centre also runs a clinic that provides low-cost services for individuals and families in the region
A week and a half after U.S. attorney general Merrick Garland was asked about his team’s efforts to arrest pro-abortion vandals targeting pregnancy help organizations across the country, another Minnesota pregnancy center was attacked with vandalism.
Radical pro-abortion groups such as Jane’s Revenge and Ruth Sent Us have attacked pregnancy centers, Pro-life groups?, and Churches More than 100 attacks have been committed in the United States since the beginning of the decade Leakage of Dobbs decision last May. There have been threats, vandalism, firebombing and other vandalism.
This past weekend, First Care Pregnancy Center in the Phillips community of Minneapolis was This attack targets the victim. Pro-abortion vandals broke windows and sprayed graffiti on the walls threatening, “If abortions arn’t (sic) safe neither r u.”
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Minnesota Abortion Action Committee, which protested at the center over the weekend, demanded funding for pregnancy aid organizations. First Care is not funded by the state and is entirely funded through private donations. The vandalism committed against First Care center is visible in the pictures with the protestors, shared on social media.
The protest organizers acknowledged this fact in a tweet and used this center as an example to send a message to their state’s lawmakers:
“While First Care is not state funded, many CPCs in Minnesota are, and legislators need to act now to pass the Positive Pregnancies Support Act to disqualify these anti-abortion, religious backed organizations from receiving tax-payer dollars!”
According to their website, the Minnesota Abortion Action Committee (MNAAC) was founded in response to the Supreme Court’s Reversal of Roe v. Wade In 2022. They identify themselves as “a coalition of progressive organizations based in many of the people’s movements for justice.”
First Care is not funded by the state, but many CPCs are. Minnesota legislators must pass the Positive Pregnancies Support Act now. This will stop these religiously-backed, anti-abortion organizations from receiving tax-payer money.
— MN Abortion Action Committee (@mn_aac) March 5, 2023
Following the attack on First Care Pregnancy Center the center’s executive director highlighted the material and social support that the pregnancy help organization offers the community in a statement. New Life Family Services operates the Phillips community pregnancy help center, one of five of New Life’s First Care centers in the Twin Cities area.
“Our First Care centers provide 100,000 diapers, baby clothes, car seats, strollers, and other supplies every year to families in need,” Tammy Kocher said. “Our licensed social workers support more than 2,000 women each year through the challenges of motherhood, including many who are experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, or mental health crisis.”
The pro-abortion vandals behind groups like these claim that they act for women. However, their actions will only hurt women who are in dire need of services.
First Care Pregnancy Center was designed to provide space for a community health center. The clinic is run by two medical doctors who are immigrants from Africa, New Life Family Services President Carl Nelson , with the goal of providing healthcare to those in need in the local community.
Kocher also clarified that, in addition to the positive work First Care does in the South Minneapolis Phillips area, Kocher pledged to continue serving the families and women of the neighborhood.
“This First Care center was built with private donations and houses a separate non-profit medical clinic providing low-cost medical services to families and individuals living in South Minneapolis,” Kocher said. “The founders of the non-profit clinic are medical doctors who emigrated from Africa and are committed to making affordable health care accessible in the community.”
“We are fully committed to continue serving the Phillips community,” said Kocher, “as well as at all our centers, with the holistic compassion and care families deserve.”
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Minneapolis Crime Watch & Information reached out to First Care via their Facebook page and is looking into the matter.
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