By Ben Johnson
As the number of attacks on pro-life groups and individuals ticked up to 51 this week, including a Republican state representative and a church, the group behind many such assaults promises to take “increasingly drastic measures” which are not “so easily cleaned up as fire and graffiti.”
The newest disturbances add to the growing list of abortion activists’ acts of vandalism, theft, and property damage since the leak of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision last month.
At 4:05 a.m. Monday, two individuals smashed the windows and threw a lit flare into the office of Washington State Rep. Andy Barkis, a pro-life Republican who introduced a bill to prohibit the abortion of children with Down syndrome. The flare landed on a masonry floor, preventing more extensive damage. Some police have said the failed arson attempt against the building, where the House Republican Organizational Committee keeps its offices, was intended as a distraction for a subsequent robbery. But some legislatorsquestion the event, as it came during radical abortion activists’ campaign of terror, which vandalized four churches in Olympia late last month.
On Sunday, three protesters — one partially nude and clad only in fig leaves — shouted down a priest’s sermon at St. Veronica’s Catholic Church in Eastpointe, Michigan. They chanted a slogan and waved a green bandana associated with Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights, a Revolutionary Communist Party front group promoted by Hillary Clinton.