The vandals recently targeted an Illinois pregnancy center that provides help to families in need, spray painting pro-abortion rhetoric on its mobile ultrasound van and puncturing the tires.
The van is owned by the Women’s Centers of Greater Chicagoland, a pro-life organization with three centers in the Skokie area. A spokesperson for the organization told LifeNews that local police are investigating, but have yet to identify any suspects.
The vandalism was discovered Thursday morning in the parking lot of a church where the van was parked. According to the organization, two tires were punctured and the words “fake clinic” were spray painted on the van.
Women’s centers use the van to provide free ultrasound scans, counseling and other support to pregnant women who are considering an abortion. They take it to abortion clinics in Chicago to reach women where they are.
“This vandalism proves that our ultrasound unit is efficient and that large abortions feel threatened. There is nothing wrong with the services we provide to women, ”the organization said in a statement to LifeNews.com.
A spokesperson said their offices had received several suspicious phone hoaxes over the past week and they believed the vandalism may have been linked to them. They said a pro-abortion group called Expose Fake Clinics also left fake customer reviews and ratings on their Yelp and Google pages.
The pro-life association thanked the police for the investigation and promised to persevere in their rescue work.
“We will not stop reaching out to women here in Chicagoland. It’s a claim the devil is crazy about the good work we’re doing here in Chicago, ”the organization said, noting its intention to open a fourth location this fall.
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Attacks against pro-life activists have increased in recent years. In February, Another pro-life pregnancy center was vandalized in Virginia in the midst of a heated political debate over a pro-abortion bill. In May, someone spray painted pro-abortion graffiti on a Catholic church in Philadelphia. Then earlier this month, Another mobile ultrasonic van was vandalized in North Carolina.
Here are the incidents that LifeNews documented in 2019:
- Washington DC – Man who mocked and threatened to shoot pro-lifers at DC Planned Parenthood is released (Live News)
- England – Scottish MP receives threats after voting against pro-abortion bill (Information letter)
- North Carolina – Pregnancy center vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti
- Wisconsin – Woman arrested for allegedly vandalizing pro-life screen, pushing pro-life lawyer (Created equal)
- Texas – Anarchist group threatens Dox students who join pro-life conservative groups (Collegial correction)
- Canada – Canadian movie theater cancels ‘unplanned’ after abortion activists threaten violence, Catholic Herald reports 2 death threats
- Canada – ‘Unplanned’ Film Premieres in Theaters Across Canada Despite Censorship and Pro-Abortion Threats
- North Carolina – Abortion activists arrested at city council meeting over ordinance restricting free speech (Charlotte Observer)
- Washington State – Video: Person caught stealing crosses on a Pro-Life screen (Lifetime students)
- Alabama – Pro-life counselors on the sidewalks: Driver tried to hit us outside an abortion clinic (Live action)
- Massachusetts – Abortion activists arrested after throwing urine at pro-life speaker
- Illinois – Pro-life student receives death threats for proposing abortion funding cuts (Fox News)
- Missouri – Abortion activists arrested in protest demanding pro-life governor keep unsafe abortion clinic open (St. Louis Post-Expedition)
- Florida – Video: Student Wrecks Pro-Life Display at the University of Central Florida
- Alabama – Abortion advocates threatened to rape pro-life lawmaker’s wife after vote for the prohibition of abortion
- Mississippi – Defender hit with cane and pushed at abortion rally
- Ohio – Abortion activists spit on pro-life woman, threaten rape (Created equal)
- Ohio – Abortion activist: pro-life advocates “deserve to be shot” (Created equal)
- Washington DC – Student: Abortion activists pushed and threatened him during nationwide protest (Breitbart)
- New Jersey – Pro-life student display vandalized, signs stolen (The signal)
- Pennsylvania – Catholic Church vandalized with pro-abortion slogan
- Abortion activists threaten to kill, rape wife and daughter of pro-life writer Matt Walsh
- Michigan – Pro-life office vandalized after lawmakers pass bill to protect unborn babies
- North Carolina – Student arrested for stealing sign from pro-life activists on campus
- Alabama – Abortion activist pictured assaulting pro-life woman, repeatedly hits her
- California – Video: Student destroys Pro-Life screen on campus (Lifetime students)
- Washington State – Police investigate arson after campus pro-life screen burned
- North Carolina – Video: Student charged after repeatedly punching pro-lifer in the face
- Pennsylvania – State lawmaker berates pro-life woman, Doxx Pro-Life Teenage Attempts Girls
- California – FBI Arrests Man for Allegedly “Serious” Death Threats Against Pro-Life President Ben Shapiro, Family (TMZ)
- Alabama – Abortion activist throws paint inside Alabama home as lawmakers vote to ban abortion
- Texas – Pro-life materials from University of Texas at Austin student stolen, dumped in gutter (Lifetime students)
- Over 50 pro-life student posters vandalized this school year (Lifetime students)
- Texas – Abortion activists try to shut down the Pro-Life loudspeaker with Smokebomb. They missed
- Washington State – Conservative student: man vandalized screen and tried to hit her with car Twice (The College’s solution)
- Kentucky – Elderly pro-life woman attacked outside abortion center, broken thigh bone
- Illinois – Thief steals display of pro-life students at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville (Lifetime students)
- Texas – Two pro-life Republican lawmakers under police protection after threats (Dallas News)
- Missouri – Pro-Life President Michael Knowles attacked during a speech at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (Campus reform)
- California – Pro-abortion students throw pro-life sign into river, protest pro-life talk With hangers
- California – WATCH: Planned Parenthood supporter brutally assaults pro-life seniors Volunteer
- Massachusetts – Massachusetts Citizens for Life receives suspicious package and closed building Down
- Michigan – Video: Abortion activists steal crosses from pro-life exhibit at University of Michigan
- Massachusetts – Pro-life man punched in the face outside an abortion center
- Connecticut – Posting of pro-life students vandalized at University of Connecticut
- Missouri – Stolen objects, vandalized in the Pro-Life exhibition of the church (WDAF Kansas City)
- Minnesota – Campus Republican Club surprises students in video demolishing Pro-Life Circulars (Collegial correction)
- Australia – Video: Pro-abortion students vandalize the Pro-Life campus signage (LifeChoice Australia)
- England – Police investigate violent attacks on pro-life people during prayer vigils
- Ohio – Abortion activists harass pro-life rape survivor, police call
- Washington State – 3 vandalized pro-life billboards: “Your life drains the earth” (The fire)
- California – Abortion activists destroy and steal UCLA pro-life club signs (Live action)
- Virginia – Pregnancy center vandalized in politically motivated attack
- Washington DC – Abortion activists smash pro-life sign, hit boy and father with stick
- France – Abortion activists spray painted ‘blessed abortion’ on Catholic Church (National Catholic Register)
- Texas – Pro-life lawyer brutally assaulted for telling man “Jesus loves you”