A pro-life pregnancy care center in New York that was set on fire and vandalized by pro-abortion groups, denounced that the state authorities opened an investigation against it for not offering abortions, according to a report.
CompassCare Pregnancy Services CEO Jim Harden told EWTN that while he expects those responsible for the attack on his center to be identified and brought to justice, the State of New York is demanding that he turn over information on donors, patients, service processes and affiliates.
The state’s lawsuit is based on a series of pro-abortion measures announced and approved by lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul that authorize the health commissioner, Dr. Mary T. Bassett, to conduct in-depth investigations against pro-life pregnancy centers that do not offer abortion services.
The state legislation now refers to pro-life facilities as “Limited Service Pregnancy Centers” and seeks to assess “the impact” these centers have on access to “accurate, non-coercive health care information” for women.
“This investigation bill is hineous, nefarious, it’s ruthless,” Harden said in an interview with journalist Raymond Arroyo. “They’re expecting us to provide everything: donors names, disclose confidential patient information, all of our services, processes, policies, staffing, affiliation, there is nothing that they don’t want. They want it all. And the only intent here is to draft more legislation to regulate us.”
CompassCare Pregnancy Center is one of multiple pro-life health centers that have been vandalized by violent pro-abortion groups. Those responsible for the attack on the Harden center, which was set on fire on June 7, remain at large.
The center’s director said Gov. Hochul “decides to investigate” pro-life centers “instead of the arsonists who are criminals.”
“She’s calling us limited-services pregnancy centers. Well, there’s only one service that abortionists provide, and it’s abortions,” Harden said. “We’re the ones that provide for the unmet health and resource needs of women, and we’re the ones who were firebombed. These women are being robbed of their ability to access the services that they so desperately deserve.”
Since the leak of a Supreme Court opinion suggesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade, multiple pro-life health centers have been attacked by terrorist groups. One such group is Jane’s Revenge, which threatened pro-life organizations with making them “targets” of their attacks if they do not cease their services.