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‘Night of rage’? Pro-abortion groups pledge ‘extreme violence’ in wake of Roe v Wade judgement

Law enforcement agencies across the US are reportedly preparing for a “night of rage” in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, announced today.

The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly communicating with pro-life pregnancy centres and Catholic Churches, warning them to prepare themselves for a “night of rage by pro-abortion groups who have pleaded “extreme violence” on the night of the Dobbs decision – which was announced earlier today.

Since the Dobbs v. Jackson draft was leaked last month, abortion activists have vandalised multiple churches and pro-life pregnancy centres, firebombed four pro-life pregnancy centres and offices offering help to women in crisis pregnancies.

“If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you,” has been a recurring phrase painted in graffiti and red paint at the centres.

The US House of Representatives recently gave final congressional approval to a bill to bolster supreme court security after one man, caught armed with a knife, was convicted of attempting to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh – while other Justices and their families have also been threatened.

Lack of mainstream media coverage over the violent attacks has been called out, with Conservative news outlets the ones predominantly reporting the threats – while many other outlets have remained silent.

Lila Rose, pro-life activist and head of national non-profit Live Action tweeted that:

“If even a fraction of this violence had been perpetuated against abortion clinics in the last 3 months, there would be relentless, wall to wall coverage, by every media group. Press conference held by the President. Nightly outrage on cable news”.

Today’s judgement comes after pro-life activists vowed not to be intimidated in the face of threats – and in May, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas promised that the Justices would ‘not be bullied’ by protestors over the leak of the draft decision. Thomas told abortion rights protestors that they would not influence the final ruling, while warning that society has become ‘addicted to wanting particular outcomes’.

Jane’s Revenge, the group which took responsibility for multiple attacks in recent weeks, including the firebombing of pro-life pregnancy centres across America, have been promoting the night of rage, scheduled to take place tonight.

Flyers from the militant group which have been circulating around Washington D.C, as protestors gather on the steps of the supreme court, read:  “THE NIGHT SCOTUS OVERTURNS ROE V. WADE HIT THE STREETS YOU SAID YOU’D RIOT.”

“TO OUR OPPRESSORS: IF ABORTIONS AREN’T SAFE, YOU’RE NOT EITHER. JANE’S REVENGE,” the flyers also read.

The group, which is made up of abortion activists across the US, have said they enjoy attacking and vandalising pregnancy centres.

“We have demonstrated in the past month how easy and fun it is to attack,” a message on their website dated 15 June read.

“We are versatile, we are mercurial, and we answer to no one but ourselves. We promised to take increasingly drastic measures against oppressive infrastructures. Rest assured that we will, and those measures may not come in the form of something so easily cleaned up as fire and graffiti”.

The organisation has also vowed to target any pro-life group in operation, and in another menacing message, promised to “never stop, back down, slow down, or retreat” as it said it would make it “as hard as possible” for pro-life lawmakers and organisations to carry on advocating against abortion.

The group has also said it will carry out a “summer of rage” across US states. In a statement posted on 14 June, it said: “Now the leash it off”.

The White House has acknowledged the threats – as President Biden today asked furious campaigners to keep protests peaceful. Asked about the threats from Jane’s Revenge recently, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre recognised the potential for violence, telling reporters:

“Violence and destruction of property have no place in our country under any circumstances and the president denounces this action. Actions like this are completely unacceptable regardless of our politics and we continue to denounce any violence or threats”.

Abortion protests have already erupted this evening on the steps of the Supreme Court. While pro-lifers celebrate the momentous decision, Jane’s Revenge have scheduled their ‘night of violence’ to begin at 8pm – as the US braces itself for potential pandemonium.

“We have selected a time of 8pm for actions nationwide to begin, but know that this is a general guideline,” Jane’s Revenge said in a statement released ahead of the release of the SCOTUS ruling.

“On the night the final ruling is issued — a specific date we cannot yet predict, but we know is arriving imminently — we are asking for courageous hearts to come out after dark”, they said in a foreboding message posted to their website:

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