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Vandals who attacked pro-life centre are required to pay settlement

The Heartbeat of Miami, a pro-life pregnancy centre in Hialeah, Florida, feels justice has been done and vandals who spray-painted threatening messages will pay for their crimes.

Pro-abortion activists launched several attacks of vandalism on the centre following the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in 2022, which stated that the U.S. Constitution does not include a right to abortion. The activists, who refer to themselves as “Jane’s Revenge”, spray-painted pro-abortion messages reading: “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you” and “Our rage will not stop” in addition to the symbol for the anarchist movement. 

Following the ruling of the Dobbs case, many churches and pro-life centres suffered attacks and damages. The decision overrode the Roe v. Wade ruling that offered nationwide legalization of abortions. This caused a spark of outrage among pro-abortion activists.

The pro-life centre filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, seeking damages of $5,000 for each violation of federal law committed by each of the criminals.

The law firm First Liberty thanked the support of Florida’s Republican Attorney General Ashley Moody for “holding these violent protesters accountable”. It said the outcome was a “big win for Florida’s pro-life community”. The spokesperson stated: “While we cannot publicly discuss the specifics of the settlement quite yet, the vandals associated with Jane’s Revenge, who sought to injure, intimidate and interfere with access to Heartbeat of Miami and several Florida pregnancy resource centres, will be held to account”.

Democrat politicians often target pro-life centres, trying to place them under investigation and accusing them of misleading the public. Massachusetts recently initiated a campaign of $1 million, warning residents not to rely on the services of pro-life pregnancy centres. They claim the organisations put women’s health at risk and deceive the public. 

On the other hand, according to a poll conducted by CRC Advisors, 74% of Americans support the public funding of pro-life pregnancy centres. Based on a May 2024 report conducted by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, these centres provided over $360 million in services and goods to more than 16,000 clients in 2022. Of the over 62,000 volunteers and paid staff members serving clients at pregnancy centres, almost 5,000 of them were licensed medical staff. Another 5,396 medical professionals were among the 44,930 total volunteers for 2022.





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