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'Very disturbing': Longford GP surgery spray painted with anti-abortion graffiti overnight

Gardaí are investigating a report of criminal damage to the premise in Leader Park.

Graffiti on the GP surgery in Leader Park.
Graffiti on the GP surgery in Leader Park.
Image: Joe Flaherty/Twitter

GARDAÍ IN LONGFORD are investigating a report of criminal damage to a medical centre after it was spray painted with anti-abortion graffiti overnight.

The graffiti on the front of the premise is critical of the media, doctors, and the Government’s abortion policy. 

The GP surgery, located in Leader Park, was targeted overnight in an “outrageous attack” according to local Fianna Fáil representative, Joe Flaherty. 

“We had a referendum, the legislation is in place, we need to make sure that women can safely access these services.

“This mindless attack shows no consideration for the people, young and old, hoping to access GP services this morning,” Flaherty said. 

Flaherty told RTÉ’s News At One that the GP who was targeted is embedded in the local community, living there for the last 30 years.

I doubt that anyone is going there today. You have words like Nazi, racist, murder and death all daubed across the whole front of the building, very disturbing.

Longford Medical Centre refused to comment on the incident when approached by 

Flaherty said that he was disappointed with the attack adding he doesn’t think “it reflects the people of Longford or the people of this country”. 

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