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Pro-Abortion Rights Graffiti Spray-Painted on Delaware County Church

The message, “You do not have the right to decide how others live, #prochoice” was found on the entrance of the Notre Dame de Lourdes Church.

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    Man Sprays Abortion Rights Graffiti on Delaware County Church

    Surveillance video captured a man spraying a pro-abortion rights message on a church in Swarthmore.

    (Published Monday, May 20, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A vandal or vandals spray-painted pro-abortion rights graffiti on the entrance of the Notre Dame de Lourdes Church.

    • The message, “You do not have the right to decide how others live, #prochoice” was found on the entrance of the building.

    • A member of the church told NBC10 they believe the vandalism occurred at some point Saturday and they are checking for surveillance video.

    Police are searching for a man who was caught on surveillance video spray-painting pro-abortion rights graffiti on a Delaware County church.

    The message, “You do not have the right to decide how others live, #prochoice” was found on the entrance of the Notre Dame de Lourdes Church on the 900 block of Fairview Road in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, while the message, “#Pro Choice” was found on the rear of the building. 

    Parishioners cleaned off the graffiti Sunday morning.

    On Monday, police released surveillance video showing an unidentified man in dark clothing spray-painting the church Sunday at 3:17 a.m.

    If you have any information on the man's identity, please call Ridley Township detectives at 610-532-4002 or leave a tip on CRIMEWATCH.

    The incident occurred amid a nationwide debate over abortion rights. On Tuesday the Alabama Senate passed a bill that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state, including those involving pregnancies from rape or incest.