A crisis pregnancy center in the Seattle-area was vandalized Wednesday, leaving it with broken windows and spray-painted abortion messages.
Heather Vasquez, director of Next Step Pregnancy Center in Lynnwood, Washington, told Jason Rantz “It sounds like one person that we could see on the video came by and just took it upon themselves to throw rocks and break five of our front windows”.
“And then spray-painted all over the front door and the front walkway and in the back walkway in the wall,” she added.
One of the messages said “If abortion isn’t safe, you aren’t either,” a phrase used by many pro-choice activists.
Vasquez noted that “In the back, they wrote Jane’s revenge,” “I think they were referring to Jane Roe, probably”.
“I believe that we were targeted because a lot of people, including maybe that person, are very misinformed and misguided about what really goes on in a pregnancy resource clinic,” Vasquez said.
“I think there’s a lot of misconceptions about what’s really happening here. But none of them ever want to come in and, you know, be with us and see what happens day to day,” she explained.
“If they’re really that pro-choice, I don’t understand why they care what we’re doing,” Vasquez continued. “If a woman chooses to come here and get our assistance, she made a choice. So why can’t she go where she wants to go?”
She estimated approximately $5,000 in damage at the center.
Following the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion overruling Roe v. Wade, pro-choice activists have targeted the homes of Supreme Court justices, churches, and various centers that aid women before and after birth.