On Wednesday Arkansas’ four congressmen joined more than 100 of their colleagues in asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate domestic terror attacks committed against pro-life organizations.
The letter addressed to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland says,
We write to express serious concerns over recent attacks targeting religious organizations and crisis pregnancy centers and request the Department of Justice respond with how its National Security Division plans to investigate these acts of domestic terrorism.
Since the draft Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health U.S. Supreme Court opinion was leaked on May 2, 2022, U.S. Supreme Court Justices and pro-life advocates have experienced heightened threats and violence. In the past month, terrorists have targeted numerous pro-life crisis pregnancy centers — two of which culminated in the firebombing and destruction of property by the terrorist group Jane’s Revenge in Buffalo, NY, and Madison, WI. During the Madison attack, the group directly threatened life and spray painted “if abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either” on the building’s façade.
The letter goes on to list examples of recent domestic terror attacks against pro-life organizations, including,
- June 7, 2022: CompassCare Pregnancy Services firebombed (Buffalo, NY)
- June 6, 2022: Mountain Area Pregnancy Services vandalized (Asheville, NC)
- June 3, 2022: Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center vandalized (Washington, DC)
- May 25, 2022: Four Step Pregnancy Center vandalized (Lynwood, WA)
- May 22, 2022: Four churches vandalized (Olympia, WA)
- May 14, 2022: Alpha Pregnancy Center vandalized (Reisterstown, MD)
- May 10, 2022: Concerned Women for America’s office damaged (Alexandria, VA)
- May 8 or 9, 2022: First Care Women’s Health is vandalized (Manassas, VA)
- May 8, 2022: Oregon Right to Life office set on fire (Keizer, OR)
- May 8, 2022: Wisconsin Family Action office set on fire (Madison, WI)
- May 7, 2022: The Loreto House Pregnancy Resource Center vandalized (Denton, TX)
- May 3, 2022: Trotter House vandalized (Austin, TX)
- May 3, 2022: Care Net Pregnancy Center vandalized (Frederick, MD)
- May 3, 2022: A Catholic parish is vandalized (Boulder, CO)
Violence against pro-lifers has escalated since the leak of a draft opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health abortion case indicating that the U.S. Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Antifa Sacramento recently posted a photo and video celebrating the damage to CompassCare pregnancy resource center in Buffalo, NY.
You can see that below.
If the U.S. Supreme Court reverses Roe v. Wade in the coming days, states will be free to enact their own abortion laws.
Roe v. Wade put unelected judges in charge of abortion legislation in America. Overturning Roe means voters and lawmakers would be free to set their own abortion policies.
In 2019 the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 180 prohibiting abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned. The law contains exceptions for abortions performed to save the life of the mother.
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has indicated her office will enforce Act 180 of 2019 if the U.S. Supreme Court reverses Roe this summer.
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