A network of abortion extremists operating under the name “Jane’s Revenge” is claiming responsibility for a growing number of violent attacks on pro-life organizations and pregnancy centers across our country. The attacks began shortly after the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. They include property destruction through vandalism and graffiti and most horribly, firebombing. At the time of this writing there have been dozens of similar violent incidents.
This is an anticipatory response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs, which could overturn Roe v. Wade. The Court’s ruling in Dobbs could be handed down as soon as tomorrow.
On May 8, Jane’s Revenge issued a warning giving pro-lifers just 30 days to shut our doors or face “increasingly extreme tactics.”
Again, on June 15, Jane’s Revenge declared “open season” on pro-lifers, threatening “drastic measures” not “so easily cleaned up as fire and graffiti.” The Department of Homeland Security calls the group domestic violent extremists, but so far, no arrests have been reported. The group boasts of “how easy and fun it is to attack.”
Jane’s Revenge is calling for a “night of rage” beginning at 8pm on the night the Court hands down its opinion in Dobbs. The directive to its followers is “do what you can to make your anger known.”
There is nothing new under the sun. These same types of intimidations have been used before. The grotesque and twisted belief that freedom means the right to deprive other human beings of their natural rights was – and is today – a recurring tragedy in the history of our country.
This is the Ku Klux Klan all over again. It is the recurring story of terrorist organizations like the Knights of the White Camelia and the Red Shirts who murdered people, burned churches, destroyed presses, and suppressed the free speech of those who audaciously believed in the intrinsic dignity of human beings. There was often complicity of government that turned a blind eye to these heinous crimes.
Like those who stood their ground in the face of terrorism during the Reconstruction era, we who hold to the belief in the sanctity of human life will not be intimidated. We will not be shut down. We will not be silenced. We will not yield to the threats of violence and destruction. We will do what we have always done – fight for the most vulnerable, especially children in the womb. We will continue to cling to Christ and to the truth that all humans are created equal and endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights – especially the right to LIFE.