In the wake of a surge in attacks on pro-life organizations, the FBI has announced it will investigate these crimes as acts of potential domestic violent extremism.
Since the leak of a Supreme Court draft decision in early May signaled the impending overturn of Roe v. Wade, over 40 pro-life individuals and organizations have been victims of gruesome, domestic terror attacks by the radical left.
“The FBI is investigating a series of attacks and threats targeting pregnancy resource centers and faith-based organizations across the country,” the FBI said in a statement according to Fox News. “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.”
The Federalist reports that this statement comes after many Republicans in Congress wrote to the Department of Justice demanding action after the spike in events of this nature.
“We write to request information about how the Department of Justice is addressing the disturbing trend of harassment, intimidation, and violence against religious and other pro-life organizations and individuals in the aftermath of the leaked draft opinion,” 16 Senators said in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.
The legislators continued, “We are deeply concerned that this trend will continue should the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade in the coming weeks unless the Department of Justice, the F.B.I., the U.S. Attorneys’ Office take a firm public stance and proactive response against these violent threats.”
The letter also included mention that the DOJ has been very proactive in investigating suspected crimes coming from those on the right in recent years. The lawmakers urged the Attorney General to be consistent and defend peaceful, pro-life crisis pregnancy centers, churches and other organizations focused on helping women in need.
The attacks have occurred both in red states with rural communities and blue states in urban, city centers.
Many fear that these events will seem minor compared to the violence and destruction that may take place after the decision is officially announced.
Stoking these concerns, leftist groups have reportedly been posting fliers in Washington D.C. calling for a “night of rage” if the Supreme Court does send the issue of the legality of abortion back to the states.