Colorado pregnancy center vandalized and set on fire hours after Supreme Court announces abortion ruling: police


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Authorities are investigating a fire that started at a pregnancy center in Longmont, Colorado early Saturday morning as arson, police said.

Longmont Public Safety responded to a fire dispatch call at Life Choices shortly after 3 a.m. Officers who arrived at the scene said the building suffered “fire and extensive smoke damage”.

Officials also said the facade of the building had been vandalized with black spray paint.

Longmont Public Safety responded to a dispatch call to a fire at Life Choices shortly after 3 a.m. on June 25, 2022. Officers said the facade of the building had been vandalized with black spray paint. “If abortion isn’t (sic) safe, neither are you,” read a spray-painted message near the main entrance.
(Longmont Police)

“If abortion isn’t (sic) safe, neither are you,” reads a spray-painted message near the main entrance, according to photos taken at the scene.

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Police are investigating the pregnancy center fire as arson. The FBI is also participating in the investigation.

Longmont Public Safety responded to calls of a fire at the Life Choices Pregnancy Center in Longmont, Colorado on June 25, 2022.

Longmont Public Safety responded to calls of a fire at the Life Choices Pregnancy Center in Longmont, Colorado on June 25, 2022.
(Longmont Police)

Investigators have encouraged residents and businesses in the area to provide any surveillance video that may help them in their investigation.

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Public Safety also asked anyone with information about the identification of the person responsible to call them at (303) 774-3700.

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Longmont Public Safety responded to a dispatch call to a fire at Life Choices shortly after 3 a.m. on June 25, 2022. Officers said the facade of the building had been vandalized with black spray paint. "If abortion isn't (sic) safe, neither are you," reads a spray-painted message near the main entrance.  (Longmont Police)

Longmont Public Safety responded to a dispatch call to a fire at Life Choices shortly after 3 a.m. on June 25, 2022. Officers said the facade of the building had been vandalized with black spray paint. “If abortion isn’t (sic) safe, neither are you,” read a spray-painted message near the main entrance. (Longmont Police)
(Longmont Police)

The Longmont incident happened after a Supreme Court majority overturned Roe v. Wade Friday. The rulings, along with so-called trigger laws that have gone into effect in nearly two dozen states, have sparked protests and violence in cities across the country.

Longmont Public Safety responded to calls of a fire at the Life Choices Pregnancy Center in Longmont, Colorado on June 25, 2022. (Longmont Police Department)

Longmont Public Safety responded to calls of a fire at the Life Choices Pregnancy Center in Longmont, Colorado on June 25, 2022. (Longmont Police Department)
(Longmont Police)


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