Another pro-life display was vandalized over the weekend in eastern Tennessee.
Sevier News Messenger reports local police arrested four people for allegedly spray-painting seven pro-life and political campaign signs in Sevier County.
A photo of the vandalism shows red spray paint covering a sign that read, “Abortion stops a beating heart.” Surrounding the sign were white crosses representing the unborn babies who have been killed in abortions. A number of the crosses were knocked over.
Sevierville Police Department said they received reports about the vandalism Sunday. While investigating the pro-life display scene, police said they discovered a red spraypaint can lid that helped them to find the alleged vandals.
Police said they later arrested four people for allegedly vandalizing the pro-life display as well as six campaign signs at a different location in the county. Bailey Brackins, 22, of Sevierville; Chelsey Christina Ogle, 22, of Knoxville; Jazed Ucles, 23, of Sevierville; and Joshua Jones, 21, of Strawberry Plains, are facing felony vandalism charges, according to the local news.
Earlier this fall, Louisiana Right to Life also reported pro-life signs being stolen in five different cities ahead of a vote on a pro-life state constitutional amendment.
LifeNews.com recorded more than 100 reports of assault, vandalism, harassment and other incidents in 2019. Our news outlet began tracking these reports after pro-life organizations expressed alarm about an uptick in violence in recent years.
Reports this year include:
Austria – Young female pro-life singer assaulted after Vienna March for Life (LifeSite News)
Washington, D.C. – Video: Pro-Life Student Group Reports Multiple Assaults by Abortion Activists at Women’s March Protest (Students for Life)
New Mexico – Video: University of New Mexico Staff Erase Pro-Life Student Chalk Display (Students for Life)
Minnesota – Pro-life Students and Teachers Harassed in Three Separate Events in October (Students for Life)
Louisiana – Vandals Steal Pro-Life Signs in Five Louisiana Cities (Louisiana Right to Life)
Kentucky – Another Day, Another… TWO Pro-Life Chalk Vandalisms (Students for Life)
Mexico – Abortion Activists Throw Molotov Cocktails at Police, Smashed Windows During Mexico City Protest (Reuters/AFP)
Canada – Pro-Life Sign Splattered with Paint, Vandalized Twice in British Columbia (Vernon Morning Star)
New York – Church Memorial for Aborted Babies Knocked Over (Catholic News Agency)
Colorado – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized Twice in One Week (Golden Transcript/Colorado Community Media)
Washington, D.C. – Pro-life Leader, Senator Harassed by Mob after Leaving White House (videos by Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul)
Delaware – Delaware Man Charged with Pulling Gun on Pro-Lifers Outside Planned Parenthood (Associated Press)
England – Pro-life MP Receives Death Threat after Voting against Pro-Abortion Bill (The Christian Institute)
Florida – Man Sentenced for Death Threats against Pro-Life Christian Organization (Fox News)
Indiana – Abortion Activist Charged with Rioting, Disorderly Conduct (WPTA 21/Created Equal)
Ohio – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in Middletown (Journal-News)
Canada – Pro-Life Billboard Smeared with Paint by Vandals near Kelowna (CastaNet)
Germany – Pregnancy Center Vandalized, Windows Smashed (Pregnancy Help News)
Oregon – Vandals Destroy “Pro-Trump. Pro-Life” Campaign Sign in Man’s Yard (Washington Times)
Texas – Pro-life Christian Threatened with Gun outside Fort Worth Abortion Facility (Fort Worth Star Telegram)
Texas – Abortion Worker Gives Pro-Lifer Bag of Vomit from Sick Woman During Coronavirus Outbreak (Operation Rescue)
California – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in San Francisco (Prolife Across America)
Washington, D.C. – Video: Abortion Activist Threatens to Pepperspray Pro-Life Advocates at Georgetown (TFP Student Action)
Washington state – Video: Students Vandalize Pro-Life Chalk Display at Western Washington University (Students for Life)
California – Hundreds of Pro-Life Fliers Stolen at Cal-Poly ahead of Pro-Life Speaker’s Talk (Students for Life)
Ohio – Video: Mom Threatens to Shoot Pro-Life Advocate on Sidewalk (Created Equal)
New Hampshire – Man Arrested after Allegedly Assaulting 15-Year-Old Trump Supporter (Townhall)
California – Bernie Sanders Supporter Allegedly Vandalizes, Tries to Set Fire to GOP Office (KRCR News)
Indiana – Pro-Life Ads Vandalized in South Bend, Second Time in 3 Months (Pregnancy Help News)
Washington, D.C. – Video: Student Swipes Pro-Life Sign from Daily Caller Reporter’s Hands
Washington, D.C. – Abortion Activist Threatens to Slit Pro-Life Student’s Throat at March for Life (Students for Life)
Guam – ‘Protect Unborn Babies’ Display Vandalized at Catholic Church (KUAM News)