Police investigate fire at Colorado maternity center

LONGMONT, Colorado (AP) — A weekend fire at a Christian maternity center in north central Colorado is under investigation as possible arson, Longmont police said.

The Life Choices fire was reported at 3:17 a.m. Saturday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and said abortion laws would be enacted by the states.

The front door was broken and the front of the building was sprayed with the words, “If abortion isn’t safe, neither are you.” On the concrete porch were the words ‘forbid our body’.

The property suffered fire and smoke damage.

Life Choices is a “Christ-centered ministry” that offers free services related to pregnancy and sexual health, information about reversing the effects of abortion pills, and post-abortion support for guilt, shame, anxiety and depression, according to its website.

Kathy Roberts, executive director of Life Choices, said the center has been devastated and stunned “by this terrifying act of vandalism.” The attack, she said, affects people who need support such as pregnancy tests, parenting classes and financial aid, the Times-Call reported.

Police are asking people who live in the area to check their home’s surveillance video and forward any relevant video to the police.

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