N.Y. Gov. Hochul slams pro-lifers as 'Neanderthals' after attacks on nearly 30 facilities

One of the pro-life pregnancy centers that was attacked earlier this month is in Buffalo.

Updated: June 20, 2022 - 5:46pm

Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul criticized pro-life Americans as "Neanderthals" after nearly 30 pro-life pregnancy centers have been attacked across the country. 

Hochul made the comment last week as she signed legislation "to immediately protect the rights of patients and empower reproductive healthcare providers in anticipation of a final decision by the Supreme Court on abortion access," according to her office's press release

"This is the United States of America, where freedom and liberty are supposed to mean something," Hochul said in her speech. "It's the rock upon which we were founded. It is supposed to mean something. Except in the eyes of some Neanderthals, who say women are not entitled to those rights."

Earlier in June, in Buffalo, N.Y., CompassCare pro-life pregnancy center was firebombed in an attack that broke windows and set the medical office on fire, The Daily Wire reported. The center was also vandalized with graffiti that read, "Jane Was Here," which is a phrase that the pro-abortion group called Jane's Revenge uses. 

CompassCare CEO Jim Harden told The Daily Wire, "Refusal to equally enforce the law on behalf of those whose ideology differs from that of the political elite, turns people like pro-lifers into second-class citizen. Either all of us are equal under the law, without qualification, including pre-born boys and girls, or equality is just a word politicians use to manipulate the masses."

CompassCare is just one of 28 offices of pro-life groups and pregnancy resource centers that have been vandalized or attacked since the draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked last month, according to Catholic Vote

The FBI told The Daily Wire last week that it is "investigating a series of attacks and threats targeting pregnancy resource centers and faith-based organizations across the country."

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