Molotov cocktails thrown at office of Oregon anti-abortion group
MOlotov cocktails were thrown at the offices of an anti-abortion group in Oregon overnight Sunday, according to local authorities.
The Oregon Right to Life building in Keizer was the target of the attack, in which one or more suspects caught fire and threw two Molotov cocktails at the building and started a small fire around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, the Department of keizer font mentioned Monday.
The fire did little damage to the building, police said. No one was inside at the time.
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“Understandably, our team is shaken by this attack. We are committed to taking the necessary precautions to protect the safety of our staff as we move forward,” Lois Anderson, executive director of Oregon Right to Life, said in a statement. . statement.
The advocacy group has a “longstanding opposition to the use of force, intimidation and violence by anyone pursuing pro-life activities”.
“Just as we condemn abortion and euthanasia, we oppose private acts that take human life, inflict bodily harm or destroy the property of others,” the statement read.
Police are investigating the incident – the latest by vandals targeting anti-abortion groups as people act in response to a leaked draft notice saying the Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe vs. Wade.
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On Saturday, Wisconsin’s Madison Family Action headquarters was hit by at least one Molotov cocktail and vandalized with the words “If abortions aren’t safe, then neither are you” graffitied on the side of the building.
The Loreto House, a pregnancy center in Denton, Texas, was also vandalized Friday night. The words “Forced pregnancy is murder” and “Not a clinic” were spray-painted on the building, the Catholic News Agency reported.