A faith-based facility for expectant moms in Colorado was damaged and burned on Saturday, and authorities are searching for the culprits.
According to the New York Post, police were notified that morning of a fire at Life Choices in Longmont, and upon arrival, they witnessed the building on fire with inscriptions about Roe v. Wade’s overturning written on it.
Longmont Police, Fire, and Community Resilience and Health announced in a social media post that the structure had been “burned and severely smoke damaged,” with the property having been defaced with black paint.
The incident was being investigated as arson, according to the agency.
One picture showed the words “Bans Off of Our Bodies” spray-painted on the entrance wall with an anarchy symbol above it.
Someone had written, “If abortions are not safe, neither are you,” on the wall of a brick building in yet another photograph.
The FBI has joined local authorities in investigating the incident, according to an update from the agency.
The U. S. Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade on Friday, overruling it in the Dobbs case, which stated that the Constitution does not provide a right to abortion (according to Breitbart News), and returned the issue to the states:
“In 1973, the Supreme Court delivered a 7-2 decision in Roe v. Wade that recognized a constitutional right to abortion, despite the fact that it was not mentioned in the structure, text, or history of the Constitution and that America had gone more than 180 years without recognizing its existence. It has been one of the most contentious legal issues in our nations’ history.”
According to the Life Choices website, it provided free and confidential services such as pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, abortion pill information and reversal, and post-abortion counseling and health care to clients.
Meanwhile, officials were scouring through surveillance video in search of the person or persons who allegedly set fire to the building.
According to a Breitbart News story published on June 14, approximately 23 pro-life organizations have been the targets of recent vandalism.
“The assaults come after a leaked Supreme Court decision revealed that Roe v. Wade may be reversed this month, according to the outlet. Abortion would no longer be protected by the federal government if it was overturned, but it would stay legal in many states,” it added at the time.