Survey shows alarming trend against pregnancy centers 

“This anger is completely misguided as these pro-abortion vigilantes claim to be standing up for women while simultaneously obstructing women from receiving the pregnancy care they seek” 

By Andrea Trudden 

In a disturbing trend, abortion activists have moved to deceptive and dangerous ways to channel their anger about a Supreme Court leak which showed a potential overturn of the Roe v. Wade decision. Attacking pregnancy help organizations – places that exist to provide pregnant women with care and resources – has become a national call to action by abortion extremist groups. 

Heartbeat International, the largest network of pregnancy help organizations, conducted a survey to gauge the attacks. Of the 137 surveys completed, more than one in six organizations in over 20 states reported an increase in incidents targeting their organizations. These range from fake online reviews to vandalism, including destruction of property, all occurring since the beginning of May.

“This anger is completely misguided as these pro-abortion vigilantes claim to be standing up for women while simultaneously obstructing women from receiving the pregnancy care they seek,” said Jor-El Godsey, Heartbeat International president. 

Of the organizations reporting incidents, an alarming 20 percent reported property damage. More than 30 percent have seen an increase in fake online reviews; 20 percent have received angry calls; 10 percent have experienced protests outside their locations; and six percent have received threats. 

“The time these centers must close in order to clean up paint or replace broken windows is time now that they aren’t able to serve women and families,” Godsey said. “The women these vandals claim to care about are now being denied care due to what amounts to a temper tantrum.”

Editor’s note: Heartbeat International manages Pregnancy Help News where this first appeared. Reposted with permission.