Five pro-life crisis pregnancy centers were vandalized within a week of the Supreme Court draft opinion leak that shows the high court is likely to strike down Roe v. Wade.
The draft opinion has sparked pro-life protests outside of the Supreme Court, the justices' private homes, Catholic churches and pro-life organizations across the U.S.
According to Fox News, in Northern Virginia, a faith-based crisis pregnancy center, First Care Women's Health, was tagged with the words "fake clinic," "liars," and "abortion is a right."
Manassas City Police are currently investigating the incident, which likely occurred over the weekend.
"I had a really hard time even accepting it because we had literally just had a conversation about security, and anything can happen," Becky Sheetz, CEO of Life First, which oversees First Care Women's Health, told a local CBS affiliate.
Also on Saturday, vandals targeted the Loreto House, a Catholic crisis pregnancy center in Denton, Texas. Security footage caught a woman spray-painting "not a clinic" and "forced birth is murder" on the building.
"It was not a surprise in some ways because I had contacted Denton PD a week before asking for additional patrols because we knew that this was coming," Loreto House Executive Director Randy Bollig told FOX 4.
"We're there to love her and help her. We're not there to shame," he said of the vandal. "We're not there to preach to her. We have a rule that we do not show any type of graphic images."
Then in Portland, Oregon, the Southeast Portland Pregnancy Resource Center was also targeted by vandals. Criminals smashed windows and wrote "F--- CPCs" on the building. Police are looking for suspects.
"Our initial investigation indicates a group of suspects showed up at a pregnancy/medical office in the 5100 block of SE Powell Blvd Thursday morning at about 12:48a.m," the Portland Police Bureau told Fox News Digital. "They scrawled some graffiti on the wall and broke out numerous windows. If anyone has information about the suspects, they're asked to contact us at [email protected] and reference case number 22-118884."
Two other pregnancy centers were also vandalized, including one in Maryland and one at the Trotter House pregnancy center in Austin.
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Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.