A prominent pro-abortion writer called for more violence against pro-life advocates Sunday in response to reports about a fire intentionally being set at a Wisconsin pro-life organization.
In a post on Twitter captured by Jerry Dunleavy of the Washington Examiner, Caroline Reilly, who works for the pro-abortion news site Rewire, wrote “more of this” followed by a link to a New York Times report about the Wisconsin arson investigation.
“More of this. May these people never know a moment of peace or safety until they rot in the ground,” Reilly wrote, according to screen shots from Fox News, National Review, independent journalist Andy Ngo and others.
Her comments referred to arson and vandalism Sunday at the pro-life Wisconsin Family Action building in Madison. Police said they found at least one Molotov cocktail (basically a homemade firebomb) in the building, but they believe someone lit another fire after the incendiary device failed to ignite, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
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Photos show damage from the fire in the building as well as pro-abortion graffiti on the outside walls.
Reilly’s call for “more” violence against pro-lifers quickly attracted attention, and she appears to have deleted her Twitter account.
According to Rewire, Reilly is a graduate of the Boston College Law School and former intern with the ACLU of Massachusetts. Along with writing regularly for the pro-abortion site Rewire, she also has published articles at Variety, the Washington Post and Teen Vogue, according to her biography.
Rewire has not responded to requests for comment.
Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes said they believe Wisconsin Family Action was targeted because of its pro-life views.
“It appears a specific non-profit that supports anti-abortion measures was targeted,” Barnes said in a statement. “Our department has and continues to support people being able to speak freely and openly about their beliefs. But we feel that any acts of violence, including the destruction of property, do not aid in any cause.”
Barnes said police are working with federal authorities to investigate the arson and vandalism.
Several other pro-life organizations and churches also were targets of vandalism over the past several days. Abortion activists have been protesting after news broke last week about a leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that overturns Roe v. Wade.
CBS News reported at least two police officers were injured when a pro-abortion rally turned violent in Los Angeles. During another protest in Washington, D.C., a Daily Wire reporter witnessed abortion activists shoving, spitting on and screaming obscenities at a small group of pro-life advocates who were counter-protesting.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas condemned the bullying at a 11th Circuit judicial conference Friday in Atlanta, Georgia. As a society, “we are becoming addicted to wanting particular outcomes, not living with the outcomes we don’t like,” Thomas said.
“We can’t be an institution that can be bullied into giving you just the outcomes you want. The events from earlier this week are a symptom of that,” Thomas continued, according to reports.
Abortion activists are trying to intimidate Supreme Court justices to change their mind and uphold Roe after the leaked draft opinion showed the majority voting to overturn the infamous 1973 ruling. The draft is not final, judges can change their minds, and it is not clear when the high court will issue its final ruling on the abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, but many believe the court will overturn Roe and allow states to protect unborn babies again.
Polls consistently show that most Americans support stronger legal protections for unborn babies than what Roe allows. LifeNews highlighted 11 recent polls here.
Since 1973, more than 63 million unborn babies and hundreds of mothers have died in supposedly “safe, legal” abortions.