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Domestic terrorist group Jane's Revenge threatens escalated violence against pro-life ministries

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A radical pro-abortion group that has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks on U.S. pro-life organizations in the past month has declared "open season" on pro-life ministries in a letter that makes more terrorist threats.

Days after a man was arrested outside U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home for allegedly planning to kill the justice, the pro-abortion anarchist group Jane's Revenge published a new "communiqué" threatening pro-life organizations with a campaign of violence if they do not cease their operations.

"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," Jane's Revenge states.

"We have demonstrated in the past month how easy and fun it is to attack. 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."

Jane's Revenge has claimed responsibility for at least 16 acts of vandalism or arson that have targeted pro-life groups in the past month. The violent campaign began on May 8, when Jane's Revenge took credit for a Molotov cocktail attack on Wisconsin Family Action, a pro-life group headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.

This initial attack and others followed the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that indicated the court has voted to uphold Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban and overturn its landmark Roe v. Wade decision. An official court ruling for Dobbs is expected sometime this month or in early July.

After the attack in Wisconsin, Jane's Revenge demanded "the disbanding of all anti-choice establishments, fake clinics, and violent anti-choice groups within the next thirty days" and promised that "the infrastructure of the enslavers will not survive" if their demands aren't met.

Now, the criminal group has promised to escalate violence against pro-life organizations beyond "fire and graffiti."

"From here forward, any anti-choice group who closes their doors, and stops operating will no longer be a target. But until you do, it’s open season, and we know where your operations are. The infrastructure of the enslavers will not survive. We will never stop, back down, slow down, or retreat," Jane's Revenge declared.

"Through attacking, we find joy, courage, and strip the veneer of impenetrability held by these violent institutions."

More than 100 House Republicans have called on Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate the attacks and vandalism targeting pro-life groups as acts of domestic terrorism.

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) spearheaded a letter signed by at least 124 GOP lawmakers that urged the attorney general to act on the Biden administration's stated objective of combatting domestic extremism and investigate the attacks against pro-life groups.

"As you know, the Department of Homeland Security is anticipating further violence and unrest in the coming months upon the final release of the Dobbs opinion, stating that these threats are 'likely to persist and may increase leading up to and following the issuing of the Court’s official ruling'," the letter states, referring to a leaked DHS memo warning of anticipated political violence surrounding the Supreme Court's abortion decision.

"With this warning made clear, the Department of Justice must act swiftly to investigate and prosecute recent domestic terrorist attacks against pro-life organizations and dissuade future perpetrators of such violence. These attacks have the intended effect of chilling the free exercise of religion and speech, undermining the constitutional rights of Americans."

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) separately sent a letter to Garland demanding an immediate response to the terrorist threats from Jane's Revenge.

“Despite the damage that has already been done and even though these groups have kept their promise to raise the violent stakes, the DOJ has not been faithful to its promise of ensuring the public’s safety against these violent, radical activists,” Rubio wrote. “To date, there has not been a single charge brought against any individual or group despite the countless pro-life centers in America that have been firebombed and vandalized in recent months.”

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