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An anti-abortion nonprofit based in Madison, Wisconsin, was set alight by a suspected arsonist Sunday morning, police said, in an incident reflecting the heated tone of debate as the Supreme Court appears poised to reverse Roe v. Wade.

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Flames were spotted coming from an office building that hosts the anti-abortion group Wisconsin Family Action around 6 am on Sunday, and were quickly extinguished by firefighters with no reported injuries, the Madison police and fire officials said.

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A molotov cocktail was thrown inside the building but did not catch fire, so the arsonist appeared to start a second fire, the Madison Police Department announced,

Spray-painted graffiti found on an outside wall Sunday read, “If abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported,

Gov. Tony Evers (D), a vocal supporter of abortion rights, condemned the attack and said in a statement the push to overturn Roe v. Wade should be met with “empathy and compassion.”