Republicans urge DOJ, FBI to investigate attacks on pro-life organizations

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Samuel Case, FISM News


Since the leak of the draft opinion that indicated the Supreme Court would be overturning Roe v. Wade, dozens of pro-life pregnancy centers and churches across the country have been vandalized and threatened by pro-abortion extremists.  

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is now calling on the FBI to conduct an investigation into the ongoing attacks, according to a report by The Center Square

“There have been at least 40 violent attacks on crisis pregnancy centers, religious institutions, and other pro-life entities since the Dobbs leak and before the Court even issued its final opinion,” Grassley wrote in his letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray.

“This violence continues to cause injury, damage to property, and interruption of constitutionally protected worship services all across the nation. In fact, it substantially accelerated last weekend, after the opinion was issued.”

Eric Scheidler, executive director for the Pro-Life Action League praised Grassley for writing the letter, saying, “I applaud Sen. Grassley for his efforts to protect pro-life pregnancy centers, churches, and other institutions.”

He also called out the media for largely ignoring the attacks since it doesn’t t fit their narrative.

It is critical that the FBI thoroughly investigate the rash of attacks on pro-life groups since the Dobbs draft was leaked, which have only intensified since the official ruling came down. The media have largely ignored these attacks, which don’t fit their narrative, but if law enforcement doesn’t step up, vandalism may escalate to physical violence and even homicide.

Peter Breen, vice president and senior counsel for the Thomas More Society, reiterated this sentiment, saying “More than 40 pregnancy centers and churches have been attacked in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, but there’s been a media blackout on this violence, and pro-abortion politicians refuse to acknowledge it. We expect the Biden administration to do just as much to protect pro-life pregnancy resource centers as it would for abortion facilities.”

The FBI told The Center Square that they are conducting investigations into the violence. “The FBI is investigating a series of attacks and threats targeting pregnancy resource centers and faith-based organizations across the country,” the FBI statement reads. 

 “The FBI takes all threats seriously and we continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners and will remain vigilant to protect our communities.”

Meanwhile, The Washington Examiner reports, over 100 House Republicans are calling on the Department of Justice to investigate the attack on pro-life centers, which they describe as “domestic terrorism.” 

“We write to express serious concerns over recent attacks targeting religious organizations and crisis pregnancy centers and request the Department of Justice respond with how its National Security Division plans to investigate these acts of domestic terrorism,” the House Republicans wrote in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.