Image Credit: Hope Clinic For Women / Facebook
The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –
The FBI Field Office in Memphis has issued a statement offering up to $25,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for vandalizing a Nashville pro-life women’s clinic last June.
On June 30, 2022, someone broke out a window of the Hope Clinic for Women and tossed an unlit Molotov cocktail into the building. While the incendiary device did not go off, the FBI have still called it an arson case.
The responsible party also spray painted the words “Jane’s Revenge” on the side of the building.
The vandalism happened in the middle of the night. No injuries were reported as no staff or clients were present at the time.
Hope Clinic was founded in 1983 in midtown Nashville. It is a Christian-based women’s center that offers pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, counseling, and parenting assistance. The clinic has never offered abortion services, instead offering resources to promote abortion alternatives for women.
Immediately following the incident, Metro Nashville Police referred to it as “the first act of vandalism seen as related to the U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.” The Roe v. Wade decision had been overturned just days before on June 24.
Governor Lee referred to the attack as an act of “terrorism”.
The statement from the FBI noted that the reward is part of an effort across the country to increase awareness of a series of attacks that have targeted reproductive health clinics nationwide.
In October, another clinic was attacked in East Tennessee. Mark Thomas Reno was arrested for setting fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Knoxville on December 31, 2021. He died at age 64 before he went to trial for that incident.
About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career. Most recently, he served as Deputy Director for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History. Contact Jason at news@TennesseeConservativeNews.com