As of midday June 26, only one Catholic church in Portland has been vandalized as abortion rights protests grew violent in the city June 25 and early June 26. More reports may come in later. 

A sign at All Saints Parish in the well-off Laurelhurst district were spray-painted with the ominous message that abortion rights extremists have been using: “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you.” The letters were blood red.

Portland activists’ reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24 decision giving authority on abortion back to the states may be muted compared to the uprisings in 2020 after the death of George Floyd. Abortion will continue to be readily available in Oregon, which has some of the nation’s most permissive laws.

But during the June 25 protests that began at Grant Park in Northeast Portland, thousands marched and some smashed windows and painted slogans.

The Mother and Child Education Center was vandalized again. It had been hit shortly after a leak of the high court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This time, attackers painted graffiti and smashed windows, causing an estimated $10,000 damage.  

Downtown Portland businesses, which sustain major damage in 2020, will be patching windows and sandblasting once again.

Sam Adams, an assistant to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, told Oregonlivea the damage was “despicable” and that the city needs more police.

The Department of Homeland Security has warned in a memo that a “network of loosely affiliated suspected violent extremists, known as ‘Jane’s Revenge’ ” were calling for a “summer of rage” over the ruling.