On Wednesday, the New York pro-life organization CompassCare suffered its second attack in just nine months when an individual vandalized its sign. The Buffalo pregnancy center has been the primary target of hostility in recent months, with the first attack occurring in June 2022, when the center was firebombed, causing approximately half a million dollars in damage and injuring two firefighters. Despite this, the perpetrators of this attack have yet to be caught.
CompassCare, a pro-life Christian ministry, runs several pregnancy centers across New York that offer medical and other pregnancy and parenting support services to help mothers choose life for their babies. However, it has become a frequent target of attack, with the pro-life organization accusing the pro-abortion Maoist Antifa of being responsible for this latest attack. In a press release, CompassCare described Antifa as an “anti-Christian and anti-capitalist” group that wrongly believes “women are forced to have their babies, thereby becoming a permanent socio-economic underclass.”
Surveillance videos shared with LifeNews showed an individual walking up to CompassCare in Buffalo at around 10:30 p.m. on March 15, damaging its property, and using red spray paint to write the word “LIARS” in large letters across its front sign. However, despite these ongoing attacks, the CEO of CompassCare, the Rev. Jim Harden, said that they would not be deterred from their mission to help mothers and babies in need.
“CompassCare dignifies women with true choice, and there’s nothing Antifa can do to make us stop,” said Rev. Jim Harden in a statement. “All people are made in the image of God and are equally valuable – both the mother and the child. The love of God triumphs over terror.”
These attacks on pro-life organizations are a worrying trend that has been increasing in the past year. It is not just CompassCare that has been targeted, but other pro-life organizations have also been attacked, including pregnancy centers, churches, and individuals. The violence and destruction of property that these attacks entail are unacceptable and have no place in a civil society.