Federal law enforcement officials recently advised churches to increase security after learning that a radical pro-abortion extremist group plans a “Night of Rage” once the U.S. Supreme Court releases its abortion ruling this summer.
First reported at Newsweek, the warning from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security appeared in an urgent memo from the Catholic Diocese of Stockton, California, to its clergy and staff.
According to the diocese memo, department agent Jesse Rangel said an “extremist group” is “calling for extreme violence” against churches and pro-life organizations starting at 8 p.m. on the evening when the Supreme Court issues its ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health.
Many expect the high court will overturn Roe v. Wade through the Mississippi abortion case and allow states to protect unborn babies from abortion again. In May, Politico published a leaked draft ruling that showed the Supreme Court overturning Roe.
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The memo likely refers to threats from the pro-abortion extremist group Jane’s Revenge, though it does not mention the group by name, according to Newsweek. On its website and on posters seen in Washington, D.C., the pro-abortion group calls for a “Night of Rage” once the Supreme Court releases its ruling on the Dobbs case.
“To our oppressors: if abortions aren’t safe, you’re not either,” one flyer read, according to CBN News.
The name Jane’s Revenge has shown up on vandalism at pregnancy centers and churches in several states since the leak, and the group reportedly took credit for firebombing a pro-life organization in Wisconsin in May.
According to Newsweek, in the urgent memo, Rangel told the diocese that “large groups with cells nationwide have already been discovered ‘casing’ parishes, including here in California.”
The diocese shared the information with its clergy and staff, urging them to watch for suspicious activity and “develop a plan” to address it, the report states.
Since the Supreme Court leak, pro-life organizations and churches have been targets of arson, vandalism and threats almost daily. LifeNews has been keeping track of the growing hostility, listing more than 60 incidents since early May.
Pro-life organizations have increased security in recent weeks as the attacks continue. Annabelle Rutledge of Concerned Women for America told CBN News that they hired armed security guards after their office was vandalized.
“There is some agitation that’s rising and people are getting more and more agitated as statistically, we know this day is getting closer and closer the closer we get to the end of June,” Rutledge said.
According to Axios, a Department of Homeland Security report in May warned that radical abortion activists are threatening to burn down or storm the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their law clerks if the court overturns Roe. The report indicates these pro-abortion extremists also plan to target churches and other places of worship.
Many have faulted the Biden administration and Democrat leaders for not doing enough to stop the rise in domestic terrorism.
“This is the most coordinated & aggressive domestic terrorism in our nation today,” Live Action president and founder Lila Rose wrote Thursday on Twitter. “All because extremists are angry that they may not get to kill children in the womb, on demand, without limit. Yet there is virtual silence from @JoeBiden, @SpeakerPelosi & most media groups. Why?”
State and federal Republican leaders have sent letters to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, demanding that his office crack down on extremist groups like Jane’s Revenge.
While Garland and the Biden administration have condemned the violence, they have not condemned the doxxing of the Supreme Court justices or the protests outside their homes. Federal law prohibits protests outside the homes of judges, witnesses, jurors and court officials; such actions are considered intimidation and interference in the judicial system.
Earlier this month, an alleged assassin with a gun was arrested outside the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the man said he planned to kill the justice, according to police. The leaked draft showed Kavanaugh as one of the justices who agrees to overturn Roe.
The FBI announced an investigation into the pro-abortion violence last week.
The Supreme Court is expected to release its final ruling on the Dobbs case any day now.