When it comes to fiery, third-rail issues in America, perhaps no singular subject is as hotly debated as abortion, and rightly so. This is, after all, a subject that deals with the intimacy of life and birth, and the heartache of those who’ve experience loss in that regard.
And so when the government gets involved, tempers will fare here in America, as evidenced by the latest abortion-related violence in Wisconsin.
A Wisconsin anti-abortion group said Sunday someone tossed a Molotov cocktail into its Madison office and spray-painted a message outside reading, “if abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either.”
Local reporters from outlets including WISC-TV, the Wisconsin State Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said they visited the office for Wisconsin Family Action on Sunday and shared photos and videos of the apparent arson attack. A shattered window had since been boarded up, and images showed fire damaged furniture and burned books littering the floor of the office.
The message was clear:
The exterior of the building was tagged in cursive: “if abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either.”
The news comes just days after an unprecedented leak from the Supreme Court suggested that the institution was set to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case in the coming weeks, setting off a cavalcade of controversy around the country.