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'Glass was broken and fires lit because we do not comply with the ruling elites' position'
A pro-life pregnancy center in Buffalo, New York, that was "fire-bombed" last week became just the latest of many increasingly violent incidents and threats against the anti-abortion movement ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade. But, as CompassCare president Jim Harden said on "The Glenn Beck Program," a strike like this may be proof the far-left is fully aware that the pro-life movement is working.
"Glass was broken and fires lit because we do not comply with the ruling elites' position that we should be referring and providing for abortion," Harden told Glenn.
"Women do not feel like they have a choice when they're facing an unplanned pregnancy. They feel stuck, trapped like they've got no choice, like they need to have an abortion. What we do is erase the need for abortion by transforming a woman's fear into confidence with ethical medical care and comprehensive community support throughout the pregnancy and beyond. So, [the activists] targeted women that night," he continued.
Harden added that CompassCare, which continued to operate in an undisclosed location following the attack, provides all medical care and comprehensive community support "for free," and compared his organization with certain so-called women's health centers that provide only "what they get paid for, and that's abortion."
He went on to call out political leaders, namely, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) for refusing to denounce violence against pro-life pregnancy centers.
"They're refusing to say, 'Hey this is wrong. Violence is wrong everywhere, all the time.' This is not how you solve problems and their silence can only be interpreted as complicity," Harden asserted. "It's emboldening these terrorists."
Photos posted online showed the damage at the CompassCare office, with broken windows, fire and smoke damage, and graffiti that reads, "Jane was here," which Harden explained is a reference to the "terrorist organization Jane’s Revenge."
Glenn credited Harden with coming up with "the first measurable and repeatable medical model in the pregnancy center movement, which has helped hundreds of centers nationwide become more effective at reaching more women and saving more babies from abortion."
"There's a reason that ... the Buffalo office was the one that was hit [by activists]," Glenn noted.
"We have a national strategy and our strategy is working, and that's why we've been attacked," Harden said "We know that the abortion battle lines are shifting, and the abortion industry is scrambling. And the reason why they attacked us is because, what we're doing to reduce abortion is working."
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