Churches and pro-life centers nationwide were bracing for more violence after the Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion.
Pro-abortion attacks already spiked in anticipation of the decision.
Here’s a map of 38 alleged attacks by pro-abortion protesters, vandals and one alleged would-be assassin since a draft of the Supreme Court’s decision leaked May 2.
"Jane's Revenge," a self-styled pro-abortion vigilante group that claims to have cells across the country, issued a statement last Tuesday claiming responsibility for some of the attacks and pledging to unleash further "chaos."
- Threatening messages referencing "Jane's Revenge" have been found at several of the crime scenes and, recently, around Washington, D.C.
Even as liberal pundits and politicians have loudly and repeatedly condemned the Supreme Court's conservative majority, denunciations of the wave of pro-abortion violence have been comparatively muted.
- The June 8 alleged assassination attempt of Justice Brett Kavanaugh was ignored by the Sunday shows on all the big TV networks other than Fox News.
- The New York Times buried their report on the incident on page A20 of the print edition.
"If you go looking for stories about this or that bombing, you’re likely to find them only in religious news outlets, such as the Catholic News Agency or Get Religion," conservative leaning Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker recently noted.
- "The pregnancy centers that were destroyed or damaged do nothing worse than help vulnerable pregnant women through counseling and resources, as well as provide diapers and other baby supplies. So much for pro-lifers caring for babies only until they’re born."
In a 6-to-3 decision Friday, the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, thereby restoring to individual states the power to set their own abortion laws.
- Nearly half the states in the country are expected to outlaw abortion entirely.
- The Department of Homeland Security issued an "urgent memo" to the Catholic Church, warning that churches and pregnancy centers should anticipate violence in response to the Supreme Court's ruling, Newsweek reported Thursday.