Pro-Life Group Wants Republicans to Investigate 250 Cases of Pro-Abortion Violence

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jan 30, 2023   |   5:14PM   |   Washington, DC

A leading Catholic pro-life organization urged Republican Congressional leaders Monday to launch an investigation into the wave of violence that has targeted pro-life organizations and churches in the past year.

In a letter to U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Catholic League president Bill Donohue expressed frustration at the “reluctance” from the FBI and Department of Justice to take action.

“In my role as president of the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization, I am asking you to convene an investigation into the reluctance of the Department of Justice and the FBI to pursue those who have engaged in violence against churches, pro-life activists and crisis pregnancy centers,” Donohue wrote to Jordan.

LifeNews recorded approximately 250 attacks within the past 12 months, or an average of four a week, that targeted pregnancy resource centers, churches, pro-life advocates and public figures. Most were in response to the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling, which overturned Roe v. Wade and began allowing states to protect unborn babies from abortion again.

To date, federal authorities have announced only two arrests in connection to these cases.

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Donohue also asked Jordan to specifically investigate Jane’s Revenge, a violent pro-abortion group linked to at least 26 of the attacks, including the firebombings of Wisconsin Family Action in Madison and CompassCare pregnancy center in New York. Earlier this month, CompassCare launched a private investigation into the June arson attack that caused more than half a million dollars in damage and injured two firefighters.

In his letter, Donohue said he also wrote to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland last year to ask for his help bringing violent pro-abortion activists to justice, but Garland never responded.

“Indeed, the relaxed response to attacks on those in the pro-life community who have been victimized stands in stark contrast to the aggressive pursuit of the few instances of alleged violations of the law by pro-life Americans,” Donohue said.

In total, LifeNews counted about 250 attacks in 2022, including the shooting of an elderly pro-life woman in Michigan and an abortion activist who allegedly tried to burn a police officer with a makeshift flamethrower during a protest in Los Angeles.

Many pro-life organizations are increasing security and Republican lawmakers are demanding action from the Biden administration to crack down on the growing pro-abortion domestic terrorism. But, while the Biden administration has been aggressively working to expand the killing of unborn babies in abortions, it has done little to stop the hostilities directed at pro-life advocates and churches.

Earlier this month, the U.S. House passed a resolution condemning the violence, but only three Democrats voted in favor of it.

Donohue expressed hope that Jordan and other Republican lawmakers will take further action now that they lead the U.S. House.

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Jordan has been very outspoken about the lack of accountability into violent attacks on churches and pregnancy crisis centers in the aftermath of the leak of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision. In October, Jordan and Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., launched an investigation into the use of the FACE Act against a pro-life activist while they said groups like Jane’s Revenge operate with zero culpability. The committee vowed it is committed to ensuring equal treatment under the law.