MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — Police said Monday they did not arrest anyone over weekend fire and vandalism in office of notable anti-abortion lobbying in Wisconsin group.
fire at a family event in Wisconsin office in Madison, who is assisted by the FBI in her investigation, has been targeting two Catholic churches. in Colorado, including one famous for his annual anti-abortion display campaign was vandalized last week.
leak last week of draft opinion suggesting that the U.S. Supreme Court was on course to cancel the landmark case of Roe v. Wade decision that the legalization of abortion across the country sparked protests across the countryincluding several in Madison. The demonstrations included pro-abortion protests on weekends. outside in homes of conservative United States Supreme Court justices, with more planned for this week.
Madison police reported fire was set inside Wisconsin Family Action office after the molotov cocktail thrown in building failed ignite. The message “If abortion is not safe, then neither are you” was spray-painted. on exterior.
Flames were seen emanating from office shortly after 6 am on Sunday, and fire being investigated as arson.
Not one was injured.
Police spokeswoman Stephanie Fryer said no. one arrested, and that local and federal authorities, including the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives update on investigation later on Monday, including possible the accusations they pursue.
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who is an up for re-election in November, condemned attack Monday when asked about it at the opening event in suburb of Madison.
“It was a terrible, terrible incident,” Evers said, adding that no matter who responsible “should be arrested and jailed on trial. This is unacceptable.”
“Violence is not solve problems that we facing like a country,” Evers said.
The president of lobbying group, Juleine Eppling, said she believed the vandalism was a direct reaction to leak of draft judgment. She said, “This attack don’t scare us instead steel resolve of law-abiding, common-meaning, everyday people stand up and push back”.
Wisconsin Family Action was notable force in state for years, defending for laws that restrict access for abortions, the fight to overturn the Roe v. Wade case, and work on many other hot buttons social questions.
Politicians from both parties were quick to condemn the act of vandalism.
Clinics that perform abortions have also occasionally been targeted by vandals, including as recently as January when a family planning clinic in Tennessee was hit by arson.