This past Sunday out in Wisconsin, the headquarters of a pro-life group was attacked and set on fire in what seems to be a highly politically-motivated move.
The strike was carried out against Wisconsin Family Action, which is located in Madison, takes place just a short time after an early draft of a United States Supreme Court majority opinion was leaked that seemed to indicate that the controversial Roe v. Wade decision just may be on the chopping block to be taken down.
Reportedly, there was no one from the organization inside the building at the time the attack was carried out, which seemed to include a Molotov cocktail that was chucked through a window but failed to ignite fully. Along with the incendiary bomb, it seems that the perpetrator set another fire on the side of the building that ended up burning a section of the wall.
Local news outlets made reports that graffiti was discovered outside the building that said, “If abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either.”
The Madison Police Department issued a statement, “We have made our federal partners aware of this incident and are working with them and the Madison Fire Department as we investigate this arson.”
The president of the group, Julaine Appling, stated that this attack was “a direct threat against us.”
“Imagine if somebody had been in the office when this happened,” she stated. “They would have been hurt.”
Tony Evers, the Democrat governor of Wisconsin, issued a statement condemning the attack and urged the people of his state to engage in politics without making use of violence in any form.
“We condemn violence and hatred in all forms, including the actions at Wisconsin Family Action in Madison last night,” stated Evers. “We reject violence against any person for disagreeing with another’s view. Violence is not the way forward. Hurting others is never the answer.”
“We will work against overturning Roe and attacks on reproductive rights by leading with empathy and compassion,” he went on. “We will defend what we believe in with our words and our voices—in the streets, in halls of government, and at the ballot box. In Wisconsin, we must lead by example.”
We will work against overturning Roe and attacks on reproductive rights by leading with empathy and compassion. We will defend what we believe in with our words and our voices—in the streets, in halls of government, and at the ballot box. In Wisconsin, we must lead by example.
— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) May 8, 2022
Another response came down from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) via a tweet, stating: “This attack is abhorrent and should be condemned by all.”
This attack is abhorrent and should be condemned by all. https://t.co/CGnPmMJUmo
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) May 8, 2022
“Terrifying to see the left attack @WiFamilyAction on Mother’s Day,” stated Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. “The radicals are trying to stop us but they know we won’t be intimidated from defending life.”
“Disgusting behavior from the left,” exclaimed Republican gubernatorial candidate Kevin Nicholson. “@JoeBiden has already refused to condemn it and both @GovEvers and @JoshKaulWI have shown they want to enforce mob rule and further degrade law & order in Wisconsin. This has to stop. @GovEvers cannot be silent.”
Disgusting behavior from the left. @JoeBiden has already refused to condemn it and both @GovEvers and @JoshKaulWI have shown they want to enforce mob rule and further degrade law & order in Wisconsin. This has to stop. @GovEvers cannot be silent. https://t.co/nsmORc8j7n
— Kevin Nicholson (@KevinMNicholson) May 8, 2022