Following a slew of violent attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers, New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) is inexplicably amping up the rhetoric against pro-lifers, calling them “neanderthals.”
Hochul on Monday signed legislation to boost abortion “rights” and “empower” abortion providers in the Empire State.
“This is the United States of America, where freedom and liberty are supposed to mean something,” the Democrat said. “It’s the rock upon which we were founded. It is supposed to mean something. Except in the eyes of some neanderthals who say, women are not entitled to those rights.”
Earlier this month, a pro-life pregnancy center in Buffalo called CompassCare was firebombed; windows were broken, the structure’s medical office was set ablaze, and the vandals added graffiti that said “Jane Was Here,” a phrase used by a pro-abortion group called Jane’s Revenge.
“They broke glass in the middle of the night, under the cover of darkness, to keep us from doing the work of the Lord, from being the light of the world,” CompassCare CEO Jim Harden said following the attack. “And we’re not gonna stop.”
Unfortunately, CompassCare is not the only pro-life center to be targeted by extremists. According to Catholic Vote, more than 20 pregnancy resource centers and offices of pro-life groups have been attacked or vandalized since a leak of a draft opinion regarding Roe v. Wade in May.
The Daily Wire learned last week that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is “investigating a series of attacks and threats targeting pregnancy resource centers and faith-based organizations across the country.”
“The FBI takes all threats seriously and we continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners and will remain vigilant to protect our communities,” the bureau told The Daily Wire. “We would like to remind members of the public that if they observe anything suspicious or have information about potential threats to report it to law enforcement immediately, call their local FBI field office, or submit a tip to tips.fbi.gov.”
In a statement sent to The Daily Wire, Harden slammed Hochul, accusing her of refusing to protect pro-life Americans.
“Refusal to equally enforce the law on behalf of those whose ideology differs from that of the political elite, turns people like pro-lifers into second-class citizens,” he said. “Either all of us are equal under the law, without qualification, including preborn boys and girls, or equality is just a word politicians use to manipulate the masses.”
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