Parishioners at a St. Louis-area Catholic church were shocked to find a display memorializing babies who have been killed in abortion sprayed with red paint and a pro-abortion message earlier this month.
The Catholic News Agency reported that St. Paul Catholic Church in Fenton, Missouri had put out the display on October 1 in honor of Respect Life Month.
The cluster of white crosses was complemented by a banner which read “Pray to End Abortion.”
The vandals sprayed the white crosses with red paint and scrawled over the banner their own pro-abortion message:
“Pro-life is a lie, you don’t care if people die.”
LifeSite notes that this is one of hundreds of incidents of vandalism and destruction of property that has taken place over the last year.
The incidents spiked last year when a leak from the U.S. Supreme Court revealed that the justices planned to overturn Roe v. Wade in the summer, which subsequently took place on June 24, 2022.
Churches, pro-life organizations, pregnancy support centers and clinics, and maternity homes have been the primary targets of such attacks.
The fire bombings, broken windows, and vandalism coincided with missives released by an anarchist pro-abortion group, Jane’s Revenge, which has taken credit for the attacks and called for “open season” against individuals involved with pro-life organizations and clinics.
Yet out of over 300 tracked incidents, just one person has been prosecuted.