Arkansas Attorney General Calls on DOJ to Address Pro-Abortion Domestic Terrorism

Above: The aftermath of a firebombing at CompassCare pregnancy resource center in Buffalo, NY. The pro-abortion domestic terror group Jane’s Revenge later took credit for the attack. Jane’s Revenge has called for an “open season” on pro-life organizations.

On Tuesday Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge joined 18 other state attorneys general in a letter calling for U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to stop the escalating pro-abortion violence against pro-life organizations and churches.

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton and all four of Arkansas’ congressmen recently issued similar calls for action as well. Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin warning of possible violence in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs case.

The letter authored by the Attorney General of Ohio reads,

Dear Attorney General Garland:

I am writing about the recent spate of terroristic threats and acts directed at pro-life organizations around the country.

Many millions of Americans oppose abortion. Some join organizations that advocate for legal change aimed at ending abortion. Others form crisis-pregnancy centers—pro-life groups that provide resources and community to women who become unexpectedly pregnant. Either way, these Americans hope to persuade their fellow citizens to oppose a practice that terminates a life, and to support women and expectant mothers. That is their First Amendment right.

“Since the leak of the draft opinion” overruling Roe v. Wade, “charities that support pregnant mothers in need have been firebombed, and pro-life organizations have been attacked almost daily and terrorized.” One report, from June 13, documented attacks involving arson, vandalism, or both against at least 13 pro-life centers across the country. Another report documents more than 20 attacks on “pregnancy resource centers and offices of pro-life groups.” And violent organizations are now publicly inciting terroristic acts. One such group—Jane’s Revenge—has claimed credit for attacks in Colorado, Massachusetts, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. The same group has declared “open season” on “any anti-choice group” that continues to operate. And it has called on its members “to paint, to burn, to cut, [and] to jam” pro-life centers and advocates. “Through attacking,” it says, its members “find joy, courage, and strip the veneer of impenetrability held by these violent institutions.”

The Department of Justice must investigate and prosecute these terroristic threats and acts. It should start with Jane’s Revenge—the FBI has more than enough resources to determine the organization’s members and to track down those carrying out these acts of violence, which qualify as terrorism under federal law. And while Jane’s Revenge offers an obvious starting point, the supply of entities deserving to be investigated hardly stops there.

Inaction is intolerable in our nation of laws, and it violates your oath of office. Yet, in recent weeks, you have continued to allow illegal actions seemingly because they advance (in the minds of some) the pro-abortion cause. In particular, you have done nothing to break up picketing outside the homes of Supreme Court justices rumored to have voted to overrule Roe v. Wade—this despite the fact that a federal law plainly prohibits such conduct. And over the past year, the federal government has repeatedly sought leniency for violent criminals motivated by what this Administration perceives as progress. All the while, it has taken bizarrely aggressive positions toward its ideological opponents—for example, parents who speak out at school-board meetings. Intentional or not, budding domestic terrorists have apparently received the message: the Department of Justice is going easy on those who use violence in furtherance of favored viewpoints.

This Administration well knows the potential for a “significant increase in violent threats” in the wake of a decision overruling Roe. The American people are trusting you to keep them safe. In this country, the federal government’s duty to protect against violence does not turn on the victim’s identity; access to justice cannot turn on partisan affiliation. In America, we solve our differences with debates and ballots, not with bricks and Molotov cocktails. I urge you to thoroughly investigate these acts and to ensure that all those who threatened or carried out violence are brought to justice.

I conclude by offering assistance. My office, and the offices of my peer state attorneys general, stand ready to aid in these investigations and prosecutions. Political violence—no matter the cause, and no matter the perpetrator—must be punished, and harshly.

Below are a few examples of the recent violence against pro-life organizations in America:

  • May 7 – St. John XXIII Catholic Church in Ft. Collins, Colorado has its windows smashed and is vandalized with the message, “My Body My Choice,” plus an anarchist symbol
  • May 8 – Wisconsin Family Action in Madison, Wisconsin is firebombed and vandalized with the threat, “if abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either.”
  • May 8 – The Loreto House Pregnancy & Parenting Resource Center in Denton, Texas is vandalized with the messages “Forced birth is murder” and “Not a clinic.”
  • May 13 – The Alpha Pregnancy Center in Reisterstown, Maryland is vandalized with the messages “Jane’s Revenge” and “If abortions aren’t safe neither are you.”
  • May 14 – BirthRight pregnancy center in Frederick, Maryland is vandalized with the messages “Defend Roe” and “F-k Fake Clinic.”
  • May 21 – Four churches in Olympia, Washington are vandalized with messages, including “If abortions aren’t safe then neither are you,” “Abort the church,” and “God loves abortion.”
  • May 27 – Next Step Pregnancy Services has its windows smashed and is vandalized with the threat “If abortion isn’t safe, you aren’t either.”
  • May 30 – The Respect Life Office in Hollywood, Florida is vandalized with the messages “Jane’s Revenge,” “If abortions aren’t safe then niether [sic] are you,” and anarchist symbols.”
  • May 30 – The Dove Medical Pregnancy Center in Eugene, Oregon is vandalized with the messages “From Jane,” “Not a clinic,” “Abortion is healthcare,” and communist and anarchist symbols
  • June 2 – Agape Pregnancy Center in Des Moines, Iowa has its windows smashed and is vandalized with the messages “God loves abortions” and “fake clinic.”
  • June 3 – The Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center in Washington, D.C. is vandalized with eggs, red paint, and a message stating “Jane’s Revenge”
  • June 7 – Mountain Area Pregnancy Services in Asheville, North Carolina has its windows smashed and is vandalized with the messages “No forced birth” and “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you!”
  • June 7 – CompassCare pregnancy center in Buffalo, New York is firebombed and vandalized with the message “Jane was here.”
  • June 8 – Options360 pregnancy center in Vancouver, Washington is vandalized with red paint and the message “Jane’s Revenge.”
  • June 11 – The Gresham Pregnancy Resource Center in Gresham, Oregon is firebombed.

Articles appearing on this website are written with the aid of Family Council’s researchers and writers.

U.S. Sen. Cotton Demands DOJ Investigate Jane’s Revenge As A Domestic Terror Organization

Above: The aftermath of a firebombing at CompassCare pregnancy resource center in Buffalo, NY. The pro-abortion domestic terror group Jane’s Revenge later took credit for the attack. Jane’s Revenge has called for an “open season” on pro-life organizations.

Last week a group of more than 100 congressmen — including all four congressmen from Arkansas — urged the U.S. Department of Justice to take action against the pro-abortion terror group Jane’s Revenge.

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R – AR) wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General Garland urging the DOJ to investigate Jane’s Revenge as a domestic terror group and prosecute those who have committed acts of violence against pro-life organizations.

Violence against pro-lifers has escalated since the leak of a draft opinion indicating that the U.S. Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade.

In many cases, credit for the attacks has gone to the terror group Jane’s Revenge.

Sen. Cotton’s letter addressed to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland says,

Houses of worship and pro-life pregnancy centers are under attack. The Family Research Council has compiled a list of more than 50 attacks against churches, pro-life pregnancy centers, and other pro-life groups in the past few weeks.] A left-wing extremist group called “Jane’s Revenge” has taken credit for many of these attacks, including firebombings and grotesque acts of vandalism. The same group has now issued a letter declaring “open season” on all so-called “anti-choice” groups, and calls for terrorist attacks against these groups by anyone “with the urge to paint, to burn, to cut, [or] to jam.” I am appending a list of attacks this group has already claimed at the end of this letter.

What is the Department of Justice doing to protect Americans from these violent attacks? At a minimum, you should bring federal charges against the perpetrators, where appropriate, and investigate “Jane’s Revenge” as a domestic terrorist organization.

If you are unwilling to protect Americans from these attacks, you should resign — although, in
my opinion, you should resign in any case.

Above: Janes’ Revenge has been credited with multiple acts of vandalism and arson directed at pro-life organizations like the Alpha Pregnancy Center in Reisterstown, Maryland.

Sen. Cotton’s letter goes on to list attacks against churches and pro-life organizations claimed by Jane’s Revenge, including:

  • May 7 – St. John XXIII Catholic Church in Ft. Collins, Colorado has its windows smashed and is vandalized with the message, “My Body My Choice,” plus an anarchist symbol
  • May 8 – Wisconsin Family Action in Madison, Wisconsin is firebombed and vandalized with the threat, “if abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either.”
  • May 8 – The Loreto House Pregnancy & Parenting Resource Center in Denton, Texas is vandalized with the messages “Forced birth is murder” and “Not a clinic.”
  • May 13 – The Alpha Pregnancy Center in Reisterstown, Maryland is vandalized with the messages “Jane’s Revenge” and “If abortions aren’t safe neither are you.”
  • May 14 – BirthRight pregnancy center in Frederick, Maryland is vandalized with the messages “Defend Roe” and “F-k Fake Clinic.”
  • May 21 – Four churches in Olympia, Washington are vandalized with messages, including “If abortions aren’t safe then neither are you,” “Abort the church,” and “God loves abortion.”
  • May 27 – Next Step Pregnancy Services has its windows smashed and is vandalized with the threat “If abortion isn’t safe, you aren’t either.”
  • May 30 – The Respect Life Office in Hollywood, Florida is vandalized with the messages “Jane’s Revenge,” “If abortions aren’t safe then niether [sic] are you,” and anarchist symbols.”
  • May 30 – The Dove Medical Pregnancy Center in Eugene, Oregon is vandalized with the messages “From Jane,” “Not a clinic,” “Abortion is healthcare,” and communist and anarchist symbols
  • June 2 – Agape Pregnancy Center in Des Moines, Iowa has its windows smashed and is vandalized with the messages “God loves abortions” and “fake clinic.”
  • June 3 – The Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center in Washington, D.C. is vandalized with eggs, red paint, and a message stating “Jane’s Revenge”
  • June 7 – Mountain Area Pregnancy Services in Asheville, North Carolina has its windows smashed and is vandalized with the messages “No forced birth” and “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you!”
  • June 7 – CompassCare pregnancy center in Buffalo, New York is firebombed and vandalized with the message “Jane was here.”
  • June 8 – Options360 pregnancy center in Vancouver, Washington is vandalized with red paint and the message “Jane’s Revenge.”
  • June 11 – The Gresham Pregnancy Resource Center in Gresham, Oregon is firebombed.

You Can Read Sen. Cotton’s Entire Letter Here.

Arsonists firebombed the Wisconsin Family Action office in Madison on Mother’s Day. The pro-abortion domestic terror group Jane’s Revenge later took credit for the attack. Jane’s Revenge has called for an “open season” on pro-life organizations.

Articles appearing on this website are written with the aid of Family Council’s researchers and writers.

Arkansas’ Congressmen Sign Letter Demanding DOJ Investigate Domestic Terrorist Attacks Against Pro-Life Organizations

Arsonists firebombed the Wisconsin Family Action office in Madison on Mother’s Day. The pro-abortion domestic terror group Jane’s Revenge later took credit for the attack. Jane’s Revenge has called for an “open season” on pro-life organizations.

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.

Articles appearing on this website are written with the aid of Family Council’s researchers and writers.