A San Diego police cruiser
A San Diego police cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

Vandals defaced a Planned Parenthood office in Pacific Beach with red paint in the second such incident at the clinic in less than two months.

San Diego Police were alerted to the damage just before 2:50 a.m. Monday at the Planned Parenthood Mission Bay Mimi Brien Health Center in the 4500 block of Mission Bay Drive, Officer Robert Heims said.

A substance believed to be red paint was splashed across the front glass doors and windows of the clinic, which is in a three-story business complex at Mission Bay Drive and Bunker Hill Street.

The same clinic was splattered with red paint in a nearly identical incident in mid-February.

Police did not immediately have any suspects in the case, Heims said. Officers told dispatchers they were taking samples of the substance for testing, and 10News reported that police were seeking footage from two nearby surveillance cameras.

Planned Parenthood clinics offer reproductive health care services such as sex education, birth control, emergency contraceptives, cancer screenings, abortions and pregnancy health. But the organization has come under attack — both verbal and physical — from abortion opponents.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.