On December 3, the same day that a Catholic student center in Omaha received a death threat, a similar threatening note was found at Christ Community Church (CCC) in the same city.
“Friends, earlier today, CCC staff found a threatening note taped to an outside door at CCC. The note claims to be from the abortion rights extremist group, Jane’s Revenge, and makes threats against our Lead Minister and the church relating to an abortion policy discussion taking place in the City of Bellevue,” Christ Community Church told church members in a message, according to Fox News Digital.
“At least one other Omaha church received a similar letter. We take the threats seriously and filed a report with the City of Omaha Police Department, and are cooperating with their ongoing investigation,” the message continued.
Earlier that day, Students for Life president Kristan Hawkins shared that the pro-life group arrived at the John Paul II Newman Center near the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Scott Campus to find a note addressed to the Newman Center director Rev. Dan Andrews. The note stated that it was from the pro-abortion group Jane’s Revenge and threatened to “shoot up” the center if a pro-life law were to be passed.
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“This obviously causes us great concern,” Andrews said of the note, according to the Star Herald. “Our number one priority is the safety of our students.”
Lt. Neal Bonacci of the Omaha Police Department told the Star Herald that police are working with federal and local authorities to determine if the threats of violence against pro-lifers are credible. “We take any threat of violence serious and will continue to do our due diligence to ensure a thorough investigation,” Bonacci said.
The church and the Newman Center are located about five miles from each other, according to Fox News. Students for Life relocated its event for the day, but CCC said all events would continue as planned with extra police presence. The Newman Center, which is a Catholic-affiliated student center also continued as normal but with increased security.
It was recently revealed by the Crime Prevention Research Center that between May 3 and September 24 of this year, there were 22 times as many attacks against pro-lifers than pro-abortion groups. In that time frame, there were 135 attacks against pro-life organizations and supporters and six attacks on pro-abortion organizations and supporters. Jane’s Revenge has taken credit for vandalism and threats against pro-life organizations and individuals since the draft decision of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was leaked in May, revealing the end was likely near for Roe v. Wade.
In November, FBI Director Christopher Wray told the Senate Homeland Security Committee that about 70% of abortion-related violence since the Supreme Court draft decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was leaked has been perpetrated against pro-life groups. These attacks include vandalism and firebombs. Though numerous pro-lifers have been prosecuted despite an overall lack of violence on their part, there has only been one report of a single federal investigation into pro-abortion violence despite the large increase in incidents.