Homeland Security warns pro-choice extremists to target churches, pregnancy centers for weeks

Officials, including judges, and government facilities "probably are most at risk for violence” after Roe reversal, memo warns.

Published: June 26, 2022 8:11pm

Updated: June 27, 2022 12:45am

The Homeland Security Department is warning that "domestic violent extremists" are likely to exploit the Supreme Court ruling reversing Roe v. Wade for weeks by intensifying violent attacks against government officials, pro-life groups and religious organizations. 

Militant pro-abortion group Jane's Revenge, which claimed responsibility for attacking pregnancy centers and called for a "night of rage" in response to the abortion decision, is a top threat named in the leaked DHS memo, obtained by CNN.

Officials, including judges, and government facilities "probably are most at risk for violence," DHS stated Friday.

It warned the attacks could extend well into the summer. “We expect violence could occur for weeks following the release, particularly as DVEs may be mobilized to respond” to actions by state legislators and others to address the ruling.

The Supreme Court justices received serious threats before releasing the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling, which declared that abortion was not a constitutionally protected right.

A California man was charged with attempting to assassinate a Supreme Court justice earlier this month after he was arrested with weapons and burglary tools outside of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home.

Users across social media are also making troubling calls to assassinate Justice Clarence Thomas for his solo concurring opinion in Dobbs

Shortly after the publication of the leaked Supreme Court majority opinion signaling the that Roe would be struck down at the beginning of May, the pro-life Wisconsin Family Action had its office targeted by two Molotov cocktails.

Homeland said it was aware of at least 11 incidents in which religious establishments were attacked prior to this weekend. 

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