LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — State and local leaders are standing in solidarity with the Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center following the vandalism that occurred the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Weeks after the vandalism, Attorney General Jason Miyares toured the outside of the facility with executive director Susan Campbell.
He listened as Campbell described what she saw the morning of the vandalism.
"Taking a crowbar is no way to make a political statement," said Miyares.
Four people are still wanted by the Lynchburg Police Dept. for vandalizing the center following the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade.
The vandals spray-painted graffiti on the walls, windows, and sidewalks and broke windows on the building. The windows are still boarded up after they were shattered.
"I want to condemn the cowards that thought it was OK to use political violence to try to make a political point," Miyares added,
Campbell is grateful for the support from both state and local leaders.
"It shows the support that this is wrong and they're behind everything that were trying to do to further our mission," she said.
She also mentioned the community has continued its support. She said some days she finds several packages at their front door from people donating to the center.
Miyares said he's taking this crime seriously and has already had several conversations with state police.
"If the perpetrators are caught these cowards they're going to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," he said.
In the meantime, Miyares said there is a national security grant for faith-based groups and organizations.
Those groups and organizations can apply for help to enhance security measures to ensure something like this does not happen again.