Wherefore art thou, Merrick Garland?
A violent pro-choice group has claimed responsibility for setting off dozens of firebombs on pro-life pregnancy centers throughout the United States.
In the wake of the firebombs, the group, Jane’s Revenge, issued a “manifesto,” warning they would escalate their intimidation tactics if the pro-life pregnancy centers continued operating and providing pro-life pregnancy services. The group did not specify what kind of measures it would inflict upon these centers beyond the firebombing and vandalism that have already taken place.
According to the open letter it sent to these centers, Jane’s Revenge said it will attack these centers both overtly and covertly until insurance companies and financial backers “realize you are a bad investment” as reported by Breitbart.
The open letter “manifesto” is a deranged piece of writing, full of hysterical language. A portion of it reads:
From here forward, any anti-choice group who closes their doors, and stops operating will no longer be a target. But until you do, it’s open season, and we know where your operations are. The infrastructure of the enslavers will not survive. We will never stop, back down, slow down, or retreat.
Much like radical fundamentalist terrorists, the writer(s) of the letter expressed “joy” over the pain and destruction its violent actions have caused. Jane’s Revenge also addressed supporters, referring to them as “allies”, and encouraged them to take matters into their own hands wherever they see fit:
And for the allies of ours who doubt the authenticity of the communiqués and actions: there is a way you can get your beautiful proof that these actions are real. Go do one of your own. You are already one of us. Everyone with the urge to paint, to burn, to cut, to jam: now is the time.
Full statement from Jane's Revenge, announcing that it's "open season" on pro-life pregnancy centers.
Future measures "may not come in the form of something so easily cleaned up as fire and graffiti," the terrorist group threatens.
Merrick Garland????? pic.twitter.com/zxnB53mVzi
— Caroline Downey (@carolinedowney_) June 15, 2022
As shocking as the firebombing and violent rhetoric are, even more so is the silence from Attorney General Merrick Garland who has yet to address to attacks, nor has he called for an investigation into them. President Joe Biden has not condemned the attacks either.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has called out Garland for his lack of action, calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file charges against the radical activist group:
“DOJ has not been faithful to its promise of ensuring the public’s safety against these violent, radical activists,” Rubio says.
Since the leak of the SCOTUS draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, there have been almost 60 cases of violence and intimidation against pro-life groups, churches and conservative judges, according to LifeNews. Catholic Vote, a community group whose mission is to promote Catholic values and faith as good for America, has called 2022 the “Summer of Rage.” This group maintains a “pregnancy center attack tracker” and has documented 24 cases of pro-life group and pregnancy center attacks since the leak.
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) has gone as far as calling for Merrick Garland’s resignation for his inaction over the attacks on pregnancy centers and churches. He also called on the DOJ to investigate the attacks and categorize Jane’s Revenge as a “domestic terrorist organization.”