During the second consecutive night of riots in Portland, Oregon following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Antifa militants mistakenly targeted a pro-abortion pregnancy facility in what is being described as a "violent attack."
Maura White, the Executive Director of the Mother and Child Education Center, told Fox and Friends that protesters attacked her center on Saturday after they mistakenly believed that they were anti-abortion. White explained that she is a pro-choice liberal democrat.
"The violence was horrible," White said.
"My organization, we are nonprofit, and we help moms, families, kids in need, babies from zero to 5 years old. We're just there to help people," she explained. "So, they mistakenly thought that we were out here doing anti-abortion and everything."
Rioters smashed the clinic's windows and spray-painted slogans on the property, costing the nonprofit at least $10,000 in damage, according to NY Post.
On Saturday, June 25, Antifa militants carried out violent attacks as they rampaged through Northeast Portland, vandalizing and engaging in property destruction.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, the group vandalized and smashed windows to a coffee shop, a local bakery, a parked Tesla vehicle, two different banks, a public school bus, and the pregnancy resource center.
Antifa left behind graffiti that included their signature anarchist symbol along with slogans that included "F*ck SCOTUS," "Death to SCOTUS," "Abolish public schools," "BLM," and "AFA" which stands for Anti-Fascist Action, the name of original Antifa German paramilitary.
Portland police officers were unable to intervene due to limited police resources and life-threatening emergency calls, police documents show.
"Officers were monitoring the crowd, but did not have resources to intervene in the moment. At the time of this event, there was an injury shooting and a stabbing in East Precinct, and a felony assault in Central Precinct. Additionally, a community festival in North Precinct was underway, an impromptu "dance party" drew approximately 1000 people to Irving Park, and they held a march and blocked traffic. There were also calls about speed racers doing stunts in various parts of Portland," PPB said.
No arrests have been made.
White was thankful that police took the time to help her following the targeted attack and noted that the "defund the police" movement has strongly impacted the community in a negative manner.
"I do feel that the 'defund the police' movement has definitely impacted their ability to be more proactive and be out there on the streets," White told Fox and Friends. "We help anyone who walks in our doors and the people are coming to us. They've already made a choice to have children. They've already made that choice. So, they don't understand what we do. And it's left over from 50 years ago. We are here to support women, support babies, support families. We believe in their rights."
Antifa militants organized the Roe v. Wade Direct Action on Twitter and encouraged individuals to attend if they were "sick of the lib sh*t," insinuating that violence would take precedent at the event.
"If abortions aren't safe then you aren't either," the flyer said.
The Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo reported on Twitter that Antifa accounts are "standing by the attack" on the pro-choice pregnancy center because the executive director is a "liberal catholic democrat."
Antifa opposes all forms of Christianity and all US institutions and government, Ngo said.
On Friday night following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Antifa activists started a fire outside the Mark O Hatfield federal courthouse in downtown Portland, which remains behind a protective barrier more than two years after far-left rioting began following George Floyd's death.
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