Authorities are investigating the Pro-Life Pregnancy Center in Macomb County and the home of a board member after it was attacked over the weekend by vandals who spray-painted threatening messages.
The message was scrawled on the facade of Pregnancy Aid Detroit on Eight Mile Road, east of Gratiot Avenue in Eastpoint, and on a house a few blocks south of Gross Point Woods. They were found on Saturday morning.
“Jeanne, if abortion isn’t safe, so are you!” Read the message on the garage door and driveway of Grosse Pointe’s home.
WJBK-TV reported that East Point Police were investigating whether a militant abortion rights group known as Jane’s Revenge was linked to the vandalism. The group is reportedly behind similar crimes elsewhere in Michigan and across the country.
The head of Pregnancy Aid is particularly disturbed by the personal nature of the incident in a private home, as it indicates vandals probed the organization to find out who belonged to it. .
“I personally wouldn’t want anyone to have an abortion, but it’s not up to me,” executive director Nancy Untar told WDIV-TV.
Pregnancy Aid is a non-profit center that provides pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, formula and clothing.
Federal authorities may participate in investigations if they are found to have violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act signed into law by President Bill Clinton in May 1994.
Anter said the homeowner heard noise from outside the residence around 2 a.m. on Saturday. When the homeowner looked outside, two people in masks and black clothes fled the house, jumped in a Prius and drove away.
The group reported the incident to police in East Point and Gross Point Woods, but investigators were unable to discuss the incident on Sunday.