U.S. Representative Tim Walberg of Michigan announced on Wednesday that a Jackson building housing his campaign office and an anti-abortion group was vandalized.
The incident was reported Tuesday evening, the Tipton Republican’s office said in a statement.
“Several windows were smashed, the front door was smashed straight through a Walberg logo for Congress, and these felons spray-painted a message noting that they were part of a pro-abortion group called Jane’s Revenge,” according to the statement.
“The building is shared with and this attack appears to be part of the national domestic terrorism caused by Jane’s Revenge to attack pregnancy centers.”
Walberg, a former pastor, is seeking an eighth term in Congress.
“I have never shied away from my record as a strong conservative and defender of life. This strong record puts me in the crosshairs of those on the radical left, but I will never back down or compromise on my beliefs, and knowing the folks at Jackson Right to Life will only strengthen their resolve to protect the ‘unborn child,’ he said in a statement Wednesday.
Abortion providers and some law enforcement officials are bracing for increased violence ahead of a Supreme Court ruling that could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion.
Abortion opponents have also been targets of violence and say they have also seen an increase in incidents since the draft notice was leaked, although the FBI in a 2020 memo described the incidents as historically “rare “.
Shortly after the draft advisory became public, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis said the draft made extremist violence more likely, by people on either side of the question.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America said there have been more than 40 incidents of violence, intimidation and vandalism at pregnancy centers and churches in recent weeks.
On Monday, the Lennon Pregnancy Resource Center in Dearborn Heights said on its Facebook page that vandals struck the facility.
“Every window and door along the front of our building was smashed and the building was spray painted with graffiti. Four additional side windows were also smashed along the sides of the building,” center officials said. in the message.
“This reckless destruction was directed at our Pregnancy Resource Center but also affected the print shop that shares our building. We are saddened and discouraged by this act of violence, but we will continue to provide free assistance to women and to the men who come to us who need basic help for their children.”
The center said Dearborn Heights police responded. Police department officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.