Firebombed Pro-Life Facility Steps Up To Do The FBI's Job
CompassCare, an organization of pro-life pregnancy centers, is joining forces with the Thomas More Society, a legal firm that defends religious liberty, to search for the people behind the attack on one of their medical offices.
The group is frustrated with the FBI investigation, which has yet to make any arrests, and is taking matters into their own hands to find those responsible in their own time and manner.
Jim Harden, CEO of Compass Care, told National Review, “Our investigators have already provided very valuable insight that we didn’t know. They have a track record of pinpointing terrorists both domestically and internationally.”
The attack in question occurred in June at Compass Care's Buffalo facility. It was firebombed and vandalized by pro-abortion activists claiming to be related to Jane's Revenge in response to the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade. This caused over $100,000 worth of damage to the organization and it took 52 days to rebuild and re-open the center.
The organization had to spend $150,000 on security this year and approximately $80,000 every year in the future. Additionally, Jim Harden had to temporarily move his family away due to threats from pro-abortion activists.
Jane's Revenge released a statement taking responsibility for the attack and warning of violence against pro-life clinics. In response, 124 Republican Members of Congress asked U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to look into the attacks on pregnancy-resource centers across the country as acts of domestic violent extremism.
However, the FBI has failed to conduct a thorough investigation. For instance, they didn't analyze the video surveillance footage at the center until five weeks after the attack.
The FBI offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the arsonists, but Compass Care views this as a way for the agency to pretend to care about the situation. Jim Harden said that if the private investigators do find suspects, they will take the FBI reward to offset the costs of their investigation.
“It is a sad day when private citizens are left to do the work of law enforcement,” Harden stated. The clock is ticking for pro-life facilities to get justice and while it's unfortunate that American organizations can't depend on US agencies like the FBI, I'm glad that Compass Care is taking action to pursue justice.
I've written about this facility before and their fight with the FBI to get their supervenience footage back in order to conduct their own investigation since the FBI seemed lost on who could have possibly done this. I'm glad to see them take action but it's a bitter reminder of where priorities now stand in our justice system.