A follow-up on a story we first brought you Wednesday on the second act of vandalism at the Planned Parenthood in Claremont this month.
The organization’s Vice President of Public Policy lashed out against anti-abortion activists in a statement released Wednesday, saying “this latest crime is a predictable ripple effect from the false and incendiary attacks from anti-abortion groups and politicians whose rhetoric fuel violence.”
Claremont police arrested an unidentified juvenile who was found inside the Pleasant Street office, though it’s not yet known if the juvenile is the same person responsible for spray painting the word “murder” outside the building earlier this month.
Claremont Police Chief Alex Scott said in a press release that the damage was particularly extensive including the use of a hatchet to destroy computers, furniture, plumbing fixtures, and much more.
New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan also responded to the incident, calling the act “an attack on the fundamental right of women to access health and should be strongly condemned by all.”