ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — An anti-abortion group’s Minnesota location became the target of vandals overnight.
Police say it happened either Sunday night or early Monday morning.READ MORE: Judge Gives Wisconsin GOP Leader Vos Chance To Avoid Contempt
That’s when someone spray painted expletives and an upside down cross on the Pro-Life Action Ministries building in St. Paul.
“We’ve had windows busted out. We’ve had bullet holes. We’ve had graffiti,” said executive director Brian Gibson.
Gibson said his nonprofit is no stranger to harassment. They specialize in organizing prayer rallies outside of abortion clinics. So he said it wasn’t entirely surprising that when he arrived at work Monday morning, he was greeted by graffiti.
“It says ‘squirm in need’ and then ‘another mouth to feed’ with some profanity in there. What a derogatory remark toward the poor and so forth in our society,” said Gibson.
Another message read an expletive before Donald Trump’s name.
“We don’t endorse anybody. We didn’t endorse him and personally I’ve got my own reservations,” said Gibson.READ MORE: Ban On LGBTQ 'Conversion Therapy' Falls Short In Minnesota Senate
But Gibson said the message that bothered him the most was an upside down cross.
“We are right across the street from a church. It’s certainly an anti-Christian symbol and oftentimes it’s equated with violence,” said Gibson.
Gibson is hoping whoever did this is already caught on camera. There is a security camera below a street light that’s right next to the parking lot.
He believes that the vandalism is directly related to Sunday’s 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling.
“I’m hearing from pro-life leaders around the country that they are having harassing phone calls. And some very threatening ones at offices around the United States right now too. It isn’t isolated just to here,” said Gibson.
Gibson said he and others organized a prayer rally outside a Planned Parenthood on Sunday.MORE NEWS: Next Weather Alert: Twin Cities Metro Dropped From T-Storm Watch
He says he also received a harassing phone call as well, but isn’t sure if it was related to the graffiti.