COVINGTON – Twice in the past week, signs urging voters to support the Love Life Amendment have been vandalized in Covington. This is on top of other vandalism in Houma, Slidell, Metairie, and New Orleans in previous weeks.
Today, a 4-foot by 4-foot sign in front of Holy Family Hybrid School, located at 227 N. Jefferson Ave. across the street from Covington City Hall, was found demolished.
And this past weekend, signs located at Lakeshore Church (15261 Brewster Road) were vandalized with crude messages. One yard sign even had the words “Kill Babies” scrawled across the top it.
“Vandals continue to trespass on private property across the region to demolish and vandalize our Love Life Amendment signs,” said Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life . “The incident at Lakeshore Church was especially disturbing because of the hateful messaging used.
“It is disgraceful that citizens are resorting to destructive behavior to express their feelings in support of abortion. We may disagree on issues such as abortion, but we must be able to respectfully disagree without damaging private property. I continue to call on Louisiana for Personal Freedoms, the New Orleans Abortion Fund, and other organizations opposing Amendment #1 to publicly call for a stop to these destruction behaviors.”