Civil Rights Group Moved To Investigate Radical Leftist Group 'Janes Revenge'
The recent attacks on churches, pro-life activists and crisis pregnancy centers have been met with deafening silence from the Department of Justice and the FBI. The Catholic League, the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization, is calling for an investigation into those responsible for these violent crimes.
Led by president Bill Donohue, The Catholic League recently sent a letter to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, requesting an investigation into the Department of Justice and the FBI’s reluctance to prosecute those guilty of attacking churches, pro-life activists, and crisis pregnancy centers.
The Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994 was again brought to the public’s attention after Roe v. Wade was overturned. Reps. Jordan and Mike Johnson, R-La., launched an investigation into the use of the FACE Act against a pro-life activist while groups like Jane’s Revenge operated with impunity.
In October, the FBI’s Portland Division even offered a $25,000 reward for information in connection to a series of arson attacks against three pro-life centers. Words such as “IF ABORTION AIN’T SAFE NEITHER RU JR” and “JANES RVVGG” were spray-painted on the front of the Mother and Child Education Center.
Unfortunately, very little has been done to prosecute the criminals responsible for these heinous acts. Just last week, the DOJ announced the first arrests and indictments in connection to incidents targeting pro-life centers where Jane’s Revenge was implicated. Caleb Freestone, 27, and Amber Smith-Stewart, 23, were indicted by a federal grand jury for spray-painting threats on Florida reproductive health services facilities.
The Catholic League asked U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland last year to focus on Jane’s Revenge, but "received no reply". Now, the Catholic League is urging the Department of Justice and the FBI to take action and investigate these crimes and prosecute those responsible for them.
These attacks are unacceptable and must be stopped. Lives are at stake and we must do everything in our power to protect them. We must stand together in solidarity and take a stand against violence. We must stand up for the most vulnerable among us and ensure that justice is served. We must fight for the right to life and make sure that no one is ever made to feel unsafe because of their beliefs.
It’s time for us to take a stand and let the Department of Justice and the FBI know that we won’t stand for these attacks any longer. We must demand that those responsible for these heinous acts be brought to justice.