Pro-abortion group claims responsibility for recent attacks

The group declares “open season” on anti-abortion groups

Updated: June 15, 2022 - 4:29pm

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Jane’s Revenge, a group of pro-abortion extremists, is apparently claiming responsibility for a recent string of fire-bombings and vandalizations of anti-abortion pregnancy centers. 

The claim was made public in a tweet Wednesday by National Review reporter Caroline Downey in which the  group claims credit for fire-bombings in New York, Oregon and Wisconsin, along with more than two dozen other attacks and vandalisms. 

"Pro-abort terrorist group Jane’s Revenge takes responsibility for firebombing the Buffalo pro-life pregnancy center," Downey's tweet, that also includes the sentence "Through attacking we find joy. We have demonstrated in the past month how easy and fun it is to attack. We promise to take increasingly drastic measures."

The attacks have increased after the leak in May of a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito that suggested the Supreme Court's ruling on a pending Mississippi abortion case will effectively overturn Roe v. Wade, which has for decades given women the constitutional right to have access to an abortion provider.

In a blog post, Jane’s Revenge also is urging followers to participate in a "night of rage," following release of the opinion, which is expected in the coming days.

“We need them to be afraid of us," the post also reads.

The Department of Homeland Security posted a bulletin warning of future violence but did not call out the group by name.

"We expect the threat environment to become more dynamic as several high-profile events could be exploited to justify acts of violence” the agency warned. 

The group warned that future attacks “may not come in the form of something so easily cleaned up as fire and graffiti.”

Members often tags their name in spray paint at the site of their attacks, as well as group motto, "if abortion isn’t safe, neither are you."