According to a Dutch journalist, a radical pro-abortion group has taken responsibility for the firebombing of the offices of a Wisconsin pro-life group, which occurred Sunday.
The group also issued threats to other pro-life groups as well as “fake clinics,” i.e. pro-life pregnancy centers leading up to the likely overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court, which is anticipated this summer.
“Wisconsin is the first flashpoint, but we are all over the US, and we will issue no further warnings,” the group, Jane’s Revenge, reportedly said in a statement received by the website Bellingcat.
Robert Evans, who writes for the Netherlands-based open-source journalism outlet, revealed the details of the statement in a series of tweets, which was covered by Wisconsin’s WMTV.
Earlier this week the office of a Wisconsin anti abortion organization was firebombed.
I have received a statement from the group claiming responsibility. They call themselves "Jane's Revenge" (a reference to the Jane Collective).
— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@IwriteOK) May 10, 2022
The NBC affiliate had not independently verified the statement at the time its report was published but was working to do so. Jane’s Revenge called the Wisconsin attack a “warning” and demanded that “all anti-choice establishments, fake clinics, and violent anti-choice groups” disband within 30 days.
“And we will not stop, we will not back down, nor will we hesitate to strike until the inalienable right to manage our own health is returned to us,” the statement read.
The Madison Police Department confirmed to the outlet that they were aware the group had taken responsibility for the attack.
The Madison Police Department is aware of a group claiming responsibility for the arson at Wisconsin Family Action. We are working with our federal partners to determine the veracity of that claim.
— Madison Police (@madisonpolice) May 10, 2022
Sunday’s attack of the Wisconsin Family Action is still under investigation although no arrests have been made, and there were reports law enforcement had ruled out terrorism, although it appears law enforcement is aware the attack was likely politically motivated.
“I want to start off by saying there is no room for hate or violence in Madison, in fact there’s no room for hate or violence anywhere in our country,” Madison Police Department Chief Shon Barnes said in a statement.
“Hate or violence do not advance any cause and unfortunately we’re investigating the fruits of hate and violence in the form of an arson where a specific nonprofit group was targeted for their beliefs regarding the issue of abortion.”
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