Despite Scores of Politically-Motivated Attacks on Pregnancy Centers, FBI Has Made No Arrests


In May, an unprecedented breach of the U.S. Supreme Court revealed to the public that the justices planned to vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, sparking caustic political backlash and prompting a series of attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers.

The attacks have been carried out in part by the anarchistic domestic terrorist group Jane’s Revenge, according to posts online taking credit for many of the acts of vandalism and arson, beginning with the firebombing of a Wisconsin pro-life organization immediately after the high court leak was reported.

LifeNews notes that 86 Catholic Churches and 74 pregnancy centers and pro-life groups have been targeted, their facilities often scrawled with the threatening message, “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you.”

When the Supreme Court issued its official ruling, it the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that paved the way for the state-sanctioned homicide of millions upon millions of unborn human beings and prevented states from banning the practice for just one year shy of fifty years.

Jane’s Revenge, in anticipation of the decision, vowed a “Night of Rage” and declared “open season” on the nation’s many privately funded, pro-life pregnancy centers that offer women alternatives to abortion.

“Your thirty days expired yesterday,” the group wrote in June to the organizations and clinics it had previously demanded shut down. “We offered an honourable way out. You could have walked away. Now the leash is off. And we will make it as hard as possible for your campaign of oppression to continue. We have demonstrated in the past month how easy and fun it is to attack.”

Their communique, published on an anarchist website, also read:

From here forward, any anti-choice group who closes their doors, and stops operating will no longer be a target. But until you do, it’s open season, and we know where your operations are. The infrastructure of the enslavers will not survive. We will never stop, back down, slow down, or retreat. We did not want this; but it is upon us, and so we must deal with it proportionally. We exist in confluence and solidarity with all others in the struggle for complete liberation. Our recourse now is to defend ourselves and to build robust, caring communities of mutual aid, so that we may heal ourselves without the need of the medical industry or any other intermediary. Through attacking, we find joy, courage, and strip the veneer of impenetrability held by these violent institutions.

According to the FBI, the activities Jane’s Revenge is taking credit for as well as attacks on pro-life facilities done in the same style clearly meet meets the definition of “domestic terrorism,” which is, “Violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups to further ideological goals stemming from domestic influences, such as those of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature.”

Yet while the bureau says it is investigating the acts as domestic terrorism, no arrests have been made.

However, at least thirteen pro-life activists have been arrested and charged with Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrance (FACE) Act violations this year, including a priest, a nonpartisan, nonviolent atheist activist, and an octogenarian WWII concentration camp survivor. The FBI additionally conducted armed raids on the family homes of two other activists, terrifying their children and neighbors.

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