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CULPEPPER, Va. — A Christian-owned crisis pregnancy center in Virginia was defaced on Thursday night with graffiti that included the messages “You hate women,” “fake” and “Jesus hates this [expletive].”
“Everyone is shocked. The community embraces this place,” Councilman Jon Russell told Fox 5 News. “We love babies, we love mommas. That’s what they do here at the pregnancy center.”
Russell also shared photos of the graffiti to social media, writing, “This is not who we are in Culpeper, Virginia. We love preborn babies and their mothers. This violence has to stop.”
According to the Culpeper Police Department, officials received a report in the middle of the night on Feb. 1 that the Culpeper Pregnancy Center had been vandalized. Police arrived on the scene to find the location defaced with red and black spray paint, both on its main sign and the exterior of the building. A window was also smashed.
The pregnancy center is one of four locations run by The Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia. The organization had just celebrated its 35th year in the fall.
Dr. Karen Poehailos rotates her time between the various locations, serving as the physician for The Pregnancy Centers. Services are free and include pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, counseling, baby supplies, referrals for adoption, housing, and financial assistance. Parents may also participate in classes that teach the fundamentals of caring for an infant.
“We do not profit from your decision in any way. We are here solely
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