A wave of pro-abortion violence has swept the nation since the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization suggested a possible overturning of Roe v. Wade. Two pro-life facilities were attacked with explosive devices, and pro-lifers have been threatened with physical harm.
Live Action has been contacted by pro-lifers who claimed abortion activists egged and spat on them at various rallies. The pro-lifers have also received harassing and hate filled messages. In addition, a church in New York has received bomb threats along with vile messages. Additional reports of alleged violence are under investigation by local authorities and include some or all of the following:
May 22: The unconfirmed vandalism of four churches in Olympia Washington, allegedly by the domestic terrorist group Jane’s Revenge, was reported on an anarchist website. ” Last night we vandalized four anti-abortion churches in Olympia. All of these churches have ties to anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers,” the blog post began. It continued, “A Mormon church, Calvary church, Harbor Church, and St. Michael’s Catholic church all received facelifts in the early hours of Sunday morning. We dumped red paint over the entryways and left messages of ‘If abortions aren’t safe then neither are you,’ ‘Abort the church,’ and ‘God loves abortion.'”
The message lists supporters of the PRCs in what can only be considered a warning to those who would support helping women who choose not to commit abortion. It ends by admitting they are “threatening” anyone who opposes abortion. “We are not appealing to state power for an end to patriarchal violence, but threatening: ‘If abortions aren’t safe, then neither are you,'” they said. It was signed, “For joy, pleasure, and self-determination, Jane’s Revenge Bo Brown Memorial Cell.” Live Action News has confirmed that the pro-abortion vandalism did occur at the Calvary church.
May 18: According to a leaked Department of Homeland Security memo obtained by Axios, law enforcement agencies are investigating social-media threats to burn down or storm the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their clerks, as well as attacks targeting places of worship. The memo also claimed there was violence targeted at abortion facilities.
Also on May 18, Live Action News received images of vandalism spray painted on the brick wall outside the Supreme Court parking lot. It read, “Abort the Court Keep Abortion Safe and Legal.” This kind of rhetoric has been used many times (here, during recent abortion protests).
In addition, the group “Downright Impolite” is planning protests outside Supreme Court Justices Kavanaugh and Roberts’ homes on May 18 and every Wednesday throughout the month of May.
May 16: A pro-life maternity home in Long Beach, California, which holds regular church services for the women they serve, had their Sunday services interrupted by an angry pro-abortion woman. According to one witness, during His Nesting Place Church Services the pro-abortion person “snuck in and went ballistic, cursing using the F word” referring to the babies. She allegedly “broke items and looked like she was going to take out a weapon in her backpack.” The witness claimed on their social media page that “police arrived quickly, they warned us last week of upcoming anti life protests on our ministry and they would be close by, pray for us!!”
May 15: According to a Twitter activist, Birthright in Frederick, MD, was vandalized. The facility was tagged, “Defend Roe” and also, “F*** Fake Clinic.”
May 14: According to Independent journalist Andy Ngo, Journalist Katie Daviscourt — a Seattle correspondent for The Post Millennial, was “accosted by an #Antifa militant while filming their public US flag burning in Seattle at the pro-abortion protest…” A separate incident of alleged assault during a Seattle abortion protest was brought to attention of police who merely issued a warning.
Meanwhile, outside the Supreme Court, pro-life activists saw aggressive moves by pro-abortion supporters, one alleging umbrellas and signs were shoved in their faces.
May 13: An abortion supporter writes on Twitter, “Alpha Pregnancy Center was vandalized with a threat & other graffiti by “Jane’s Revenge,” the far-left group that claimed the Madison, WI, arson attack & promised violence.” The vandalism was also tweeted out by Andy Ngô, who highlighted the threat, “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you.”
May 5: Pro-life activist Bryan Kemper posted on Facebook: “Have been assaulted twice tonight at Supreme Court standing for life at pro-abortion rally.” He claimed police were not interested in the incidents which included (according to him) being hit in the face with an umbrella as well as being hit in the side of the head by two separate pro-abortion advocates.
May: An abortion supporter on Twitter has highlighted multiple incidents of vandalism tagged with “Jane’s Revenge.” He issued no location; however, they appear to be from Maryland.
May 11 and previous days: Protests were organized outside the homes of Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, John Roberts, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, as well as the home of Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
May 11 or early May 12: Family Life Services pregnancy center in Ypsilanti, Michigan, was vandalized with pro-abortion messages sometime between the late hours of May 11 or early hours of May 12. Police were notified. Live Action News was contacted by a sidewalk counselor on May 14 who said Family Life Services was vandalized a second time this past weekend. The exact date and time are unknown but they claim police were contacted again.
May 9, 2022: Capitol Police were called to the Barbara Johns Building for a report of a bullet that may have been fired into a window of the Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares’ office. According to the Daily Wire, “Over the weekend, Miyares had weighed in on pro-abortion group’s threats to disturb Catholic masses on Mother’s Day with protesting.”
May 8, 2022: Calls to protest on Mothers’ Day may have spurred multiple violent acts in several cities, resulting in several Catholic Churches being invaded and protested while riots broke out in places like Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. Catholic World reported that the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles was disrupted just before Communion by female protesters dressed in red gowns and large white hats while pro-abortion activists laid on the steps of St. James Cathedral in Seattle with fake blood. The same day, “Pro-choice is pro-life” was spray-painted on the front and side doors of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houston, and St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville was vandalized with pro-abortion messages.
More serious acts of abortion violence included an incident in which a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the offices of Oregon Right to Life and Wisconsin Family Action was the target of an arson attack. The organization has since received multiple hate-filled messages. One message stated, “I hope you all burn with it… that’s what you deserve.”
May 7, 2022: Vandals damaged the headquarters of Concerned Women for America (CWA) by ripping out their security system, among other things. CWA CEO and President Penny Nance told CBN that the Washington, D.C., office of CWA was vandalized by a man with a history of taunting their staff. “This is an activist who has made it very clear that he doesn’t like our position on the issue of life and other issues, including the idea that biological women matter. For the last few weeks, he has harassed our staff, he’s thrown things at our building, and he’s thrown things on cars inside our secure parking area. But it escalated this weekend.”
That same day, a vulgar pro-abortion protest was held at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York; in Pennsylvania, Notre Dame de Lourdes was vandalized with the message, “You Do Not Have the Right To Decide How Others Live.” In addition, Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center (W2W) and Loreto House, which both serve pregnant women were vandalized in Denton, Texas, and were spray painted with abortion messaging like, “Not a Clinic” and “Forced birth is Murder.”
The same day, St. John XXIII parish in Fort Collins, Colorado, was also vandalized with the graffiti messages, “My Body My Choice” — and according to a report from Catholic World, a symbol that appears to be an “A” signifying “anarchy” was also written on the church’s exterior, while some exterior glass panels at the church also were broken.
May 4, 2022: St. Joseph’s Priory in Armada, Michigan, was defaced with graffiti messages reading, “666” while the CareNet Pregnancy Center of Frederick in Maryland was vandalized. That same day, the Indiana Regional Coordinator for Students for Life of America was allegedly assaulted while peacefully counter-protesting a pro-abortion rally in Indianapolis.
May 3, 2022: The Trotter House PRC in Austin, Texas, was vandalized while vandals sprayed graffiti on doors and statutes of the Sacred Heart of Mary Parish in Boulder, Colorado. Abortion advocates in Arizona allegedly assaulted pro-lifers and “spit in bottles of water and poured it on a pro-life supporter.”
May 2, 2022: The Southeast Portland Pregnancy Resource Center in Portland, OR, was vandalized with the message “F*** CPCs” while a Students for Life Cemetery of the Innocents display on the campus of the University of Missouri at St. Louis (UMSL) was vandalized.
More Protests Planned
Multiple groups organized pro-abortion protests on May 14th where at least 200 events were planned nationwide in all 50 states. Planned Parenthood, the Women’s March, UltraViolet and MoveOn organized Bans Off Our Bodies” rallies while an unrelated anarchist website has floated the suggestion that “acts of revenge against all fathers and the patriarchy” be carried out for Father’s Day.
Radical abortion groups
A number of radical pro-abortion groups seem to be behind the planning of various protests, days of action (revenge), walkouts, or sit-ins. These groups include the RuthSentUs, created in 2020; this group does not divulge names of organizers on its website. The group allegedly posted GPS coordinates to the homes of SCOTUS Justices and threatened to “burn the Eucharist” of Catholic Churches. StrikeForChoice.org and RiseUp4AbortionRights appear to be organizing various protests, walk outs and strikes.
The “abortion on demand and without apology” messaging of RiseUp4AbortionRights mirrors the revolutionary abortion rights group Stop Patriarchy, led by activist Sunsara Taylor. Stop Patriarchy is a radical communist group known for targeting churches and aggressively confronting pro-lifers. Messages about the “patriarchy” as well as calls to stop “forced motherhood” or birth are reminiscent of the kind of language they have used in the past. Taylor is not only on the board of Stop Patriarchy but she is also a co-founder of RiseUp4AbortionRights and is now prominently featured on their website.
Taylor is a follower of modern communist leader Bob Avakian, who, according to Newsmax, is a veteran of the 1960’s group “Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)” and is a “lifelong Maoist.” Newsmax also claims he is “friends” with Bill Ayers who was a member of the terrorist organization the Weather Underground. In 2014, Ayers signed Stop Patriarchy’s petition against Texas abortion law, HB2.
A new group calling itself Jane’s Revenge has recently emerged and sent a ‘communique’ threatening acts of extreme violence. Calling it “a warning,” the group also claimed credit for the firebomb attack at Wisconsin Family Action.
“We demand the disbanding of all anti-choice establishments, fake clinics, and violent anti-choice groups within the next thirty days… We are forced to adopt the minimum military requirement for a political struggle. Again, this was only a warning. Next time the infrastructure of the enslavers will not survive. Medical imperialism will not face a passive enemy. Wisconsin is the first flashpoint, but we are all over the US, and we will issue no further warnings,” the group’s communique read in part.
Is violence against pro-lifers new?
For decades, pro-lifers have been the victims of extreme pro-abortion violence, including serious attacks of vandalism and assault which receive little mention in the press. Examples include an Illinois pregnancy center set ablaze by arsonists (2021), a Colorado Springs woman arrested for threatening to shoot pro-life Republicans (2015), a pro-abortion supporter arrested for throwing a Molotov cocktail device at pro-life people praying outside an Austin Planned Parenthood (2015), Harlan Drake convicted of shooting and murdering pro-life activist James Pouillon while Pouillon displayed images of babies outside a Michigan school (2009). Other threats to pro-lifers involving guns — including one by an abortionist — have thus far ended peacefully. The image below was the result of a 1994 arson attack committed against pro-lifer Janet Folger Porter which can be found in the book, “True to Life.”
Abortion itself is a violent act which has killed nearly 63.5 million preborn babies since 1973 and some who commit abortions have stood accused of serious crimes ranging from rape and sexual assault to child porn and even murder.
Editor’s Note: This post may be updated to include additional incidents.
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