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The arsonist of a US pro-life office was sentenced to seven years in jail

A man, Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury, received a sentence of seven and a half years in federal prison for firebombing the headquarters of Wisconsin Family Action, a Christian conservative pro-life organization in Madison, Wisconsin, in May 2022.


The attack, involving Molotov cocktails and graffiti, caused fire damage and defacement to the building. This incident was part of a series of violence and vandalism directed towards churches and pro-life groups following the anticipated overturning of Roe v. Wade.  The U.S. Supreme Court indeed reversed Roe v. Wade shortly after the incident, ruling that the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee a right to abortion.

The incident was part of a surge in violence and vandalism aimed at churches and pro-life advocacy groups after the leak of the U.S. Supreme Court’s draft decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in May 2022. This leak suggested the justices were inclined to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion across the United States.

Ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court did indeed reverse Roe v. Wade about six weeks later, stating that the U.S. Constitution does not explicitly guarantee a right to abortion.









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