By: Caroline Downey – nationalreview.com – June 15, 2022
Pro-abortion terrorist group Jane’s Revenge, which has claimed credit for a string of recent attacks on pregnancy centers across the country, on Tuesday declared “open season” on pro-life organizations as the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health draws closer.
In a statement posted on its website Tuesday, the organization vowed to attack any pro-life group that “doesn’t close their doors.” Those pro-life organizations that do shut down will be spared, the group said, “but until you do, it’s open season, and we know where your operations are.”
“Through attacking, we find joy, courage, and strip the veneer of impenetrability held by these violent institutions,” the statement said. “Everyone with the urge to paint, to burn, to cut, to jam: now is the time. Go forth and manifest the things you wish to see.”
Jane’s Revenge took responsibility for the last week’s attack on a CompassCare pro-life Christian pregnancy facility in Buffalo, N.Y., in which it firebombed the office, shattering glass and torching the interior. They left the ominous message that’s been spray painted at the scene of other attacks across the country: “If abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either.”
The terrorist group also owned up to 16 recent incidents of intimidation in “Madison WI, Ft. Collins CO, Reisertown MA, Olympia WA, Des Moines IA, Lynwood WA, Washington DC, Ashville NC, Buffalo NY, Hollywood FL, Vancouver WA, Frederick MA, Denton TX, Gresham OR, Eugene OR, Portland OR, among others.”
“We work in countless locations invisibly,” the group said.
The attacks began after the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion which suggests the Court is poised to overturn the 1973 landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade.
In the statement, the group implied that it had issued a 30-day ultimatum to pro-life pregnancy centers offering alternatives to abortion such as adoption or maternal care:
Your thirty days expired yesterday. We offered an honourable way out. You could have walked away. Now the leash is off. And we will make it as hard as possible for your campaign of oppression to continue. We have demonstrated in the past month how easy and fun it is to attack, the group said. 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.
When asked for comment, White House Assistant Press Secretary Alexandra LaManna told the Daily Wire that “Violence and destruction of property have no place in our country under any circumstances, and the President denounces this.”
“We should all agree that actions like this are completely unacceptable regardless of our politics,” she said.
A spokesperson for CompassCare, the organization whose Buffalo branch was firebombed last week, told National Review that it has been coordinating with local and federal agencies, including the FBI, as well as monitoring several websites to help catch the perpetrators and thwart future attacks.
One such website called Abolition Media, which refers to itself as a news source for “revolutionary” thought and opinion, posted the statement attributed to Jane’s Revenge on Tuesday.
On May 10, the day after pro-abortion terrorists attacked pro-life pregnancy center Wisconsin Family Action, investigative journalist for Bellingcat Robert Evans tweeted that he received a statement from Jane’s Revenge claiming responsibility which was written in a very similar style to the one published Tuesday, the CompassCare spokesperson told National Review. “It was very consistent,” he said.
“The statement was sent to me through an anonymous intermediary I trust. It is hosted on a Tor site (link to follow). The statement is titled ‘first communique’ and opens with the words, ‘This is not a declaration of war’,” Evans wrote in the tweet.
Evans claimed that the group told him they were issuing a “30 day ultimatum for all anti-choice organizations and fake clinics (crisis pregnancy centers) to disband. They claim to have the ability to reach multiple states and repeat that the attack in Wisconsin was just a ‘warning.’”
Despite the continued threat posed by Jane’s Revenge, CompassCare CEO Jim Harden vowed to continue the group’s work. “CompassCare will rebuild because women deserve better. CompassCare will not stop serving because pre-born boys and girls deserve protection,” he said in a statement after their office was firebombed.
Like the statement obtained by Evans, the statement posted on Tuesday suggests Jane’s Revenge is comprised of various disparate cells scattered across the country, and lacks centralized leadership. “We are in your city. We are in every city. Your repression only strengthens our accompliceship and resolve,” the first communique read.
Antifa and other left-anarchist groups employ a similar lack of organizational structure to evade law enforcement.
“I have not had any direct contact with people claiming to be members of this group or to have been responsible for this attack. The source who sent this to me has a reputation for extreme reliability,” Evans clarified.
It was Evans’ reporting that led CompassCare to continue to keep tabs on corners of the internet on which Jane’s Revenge was likely to post updates, the spokesperson said.
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