Headquarters of Wisconsin anti-abortion group vandalized
The Madison headquarters of a Wisconsin anti-abortion group was vandalized overnight Saturday with at least one Molotov cocktail.
Madison police and the city’s fire department said they responded to a fire at the site of Wisconsin Family Action, a lobbying and advocacy organization, as reported by Channel 3000.
“What you’re going to see here is a direct threat against us,” Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action, told Madison.com. “Imagine if somebody had been in the office when this happened. They would have been hurt.”
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A window of the building was broken, and portions of the inside were vandalized, with at least part of the office appearing to have caught on fire from a Molotov cocktail, Appling said.
BREAKING: Somebody vandalized and allegedly threw Molotov cocktails into Wisconsin Family Action’s — an anti-abortion rights group — Madison office, writing w/ graffiti, “If abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either.”
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Along the side of the building, someone wrote the words, “If abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either.”
The extent of the damage was not immediately known.
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The organization, which opposes abortions and promotes abstinence within Wisconsin’s secondary education system, said on Tuesday that a leaked majority draft opinion from the Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade could be a “huge victory” while cautioning that the ruling was not final.
“Because it is a leaked, first-draft opinion, we caution against premature celebration of what would, no doubt, be a huge victory for the pro-life cause,” Appling wrote in a statement. “If the opinion holds as it is currently written, we will have reason and time to celebrate.”
The Washington Examiner reached out to Wisconsin Family Action for comment.