The Italian Prime Minister has denounced activists’ attempt to destroy a pro-life organisation’s headquarters in Rome.
Following a march to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, demonstrators attempted to set fire to Pro Vita e Famiglia’s (For Life and the Family) building, smashed windows, and threw inside an explosive device which did not explode.
Posting on X, formerly known as Twitter, Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said: “Destroying an office is always unacceptable. Particularly if it is destroyed in the name of raped, beaten or killed women.”
She stated: “I don’t know how they plan to fight violence against women by becoming protagonists of intolerable acts of violence and intimidation like those that occurred on Saturday against the Pro Vita e Famiglia association.
“I want to ask everyone a banal question: Should violence always be condemned or only when it is aimed at someone whose ideas we share?”
In response, spokesman Jacopo Coghe stated: “We will continue our mission to protect Life, Family and Educational Freedom without fear and with our heads held high, knowing that we understand the values of the vast majority of Italian citizens”.
Earlier this year, pro-abortionists vandalised a pro-life pregnancy centre in the US state of Ohio with the words “fund abortion” and “abort God”.
The Bowling Green Pregnancy Center (BGPC), which provides services including ultrasounds and parenting classes, was also sprayed with the name of activist group Jane’s Revenge, which previously threatened “to take increasingly drastic measures” against those who seek to protect the unborn.
The incident marked the 63rd attack on pro-life pregnancy centres since a US Supreme Court opinion on abortion was leaked last year, ahead of Roe v Wade being overturned in June 2022.