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- 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.
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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.