The FBI Memphis Area Workplace is providing a reward of as much as $25,000 for info resulting in the identification, arrest and conviction of a suspect or suspects chargeable for the June 30 vandalism of Hope Clinic in Nashville.
A window on the clinic, a being pregnant counseling middle, was smashed and an unlit Molotov cocktail was tossed into the constructing. The assault occurred in the course of the night time when no employees or shoppers have been onsite and there have been no accidents.
The phrases “Jane’s Revenge,” have been spray painted onto the facet of the Midtown clinic.
On the time of the assault, Metro Nashville Police referred to as it the “first act of vandalism seen as associated to the U.S. Supreme Courtroom abortion determination,” referring to the June 24 determination in Dobbs v. Jackson Girls’s Well being Clinic. The choice overturned the federal protections for abortions assured via the 1972 Roe v. Wade determination.
Established in 1983, Hope Clinic is a Christian being pregnant middle that gives testing, counseling and parenting programs. Abortions have by no means been offered via the clinic and counselors work to steer ladies from abortions.
An announcement from the FBI stated the reward is obtainable as a part of a nationwide effort to carry consciousness to a collection of assaults and threats focusing on reproductive well being service services throughout the nation.
In one other case, the Knoxville Well being Middle was burned down on Dec. 31, 2021. Federal court docket paperwork unsealed in October recognized Mark Thomas Reno as the person authorities stated was chargeable for the arson.