by Debra Heine
A pro-life medical office and pregnancy center in Buffalo, New York, was heavily damaged in a terroristic firebombing early Tuesday morning in the latest attack on pro-lifers. There have been dozens of reports of left-wing violence and vandalism targeting churches and pro-life facilities since news broke of a leaked draft ruling indicating that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade.
Windows in the CompassCare reception room and nurses’ office were reportedly broken and fires lit. Jane’s Revenge, the same militant pro-abortion group that firebombed a pro-life office in Wisconsin last month, reportedly took credit for the attack, leaving graffiti reading “Jane Was Here” on the building.
Graffiti on the side of the building says “Jane was here.” The Compass Care CEO says he thinks abortion rights group Jane’s Revenge is behind this. The organization took responsibility for firebombing a pro-life organization in Madison, WI in May @news4buffalo pic.twitter.com/rWMg5oZQyO
— Kayla Green (@KaylaGreen04) June 7, 2022
Multiple fire departments responded to the blaze along with the Amherst Police Department and an Erie County Sheriff’s deputy, according to WGRZ.
Two firefighters were reportedly treated for minor injuries.
CompassCare’s CEO, Jim Harden said in a post on the group’s website: “This is the pro-abortion ‘Kristallnacht.’ Because of this act of violence, the needs of women facing unplanned pregnancy will go unmet and babies will die.”
— Jim Harden (@compasscare) June 7, 2022
The radical group has vandalized over a dozen churches and pregnancy centers since the SCOTUS leak, the news outlet reported.
Jane’s Revenge put out a statement late last month calling for “Night of Rage” in the event the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
On the night the final ruling is issued——a specific date we cannot yet predict, but we know is arriving imminently——we are asking for courageous hearts to come out after dark.
Whoever you are and wherever you are, we are asking for you to do what you can to make your anger known.
We have selected a time of 8pm for actions nationwide to begin, but know that this is a general guideline. There may be other considerations involved in planning time and place. We do not claim to speak for every community or crew. We are simply calling out to you. And we hope you answer our cries.
To the cis male allies who would be interested in joining us in the streets, we say: you are certainly welcome, but you must use your privilege to shield and support us in a way that also enables us to get angry. Do not police us. Do not tell us what is and isn’t appropriate. But do aid us when we are in need.
“We need the state to feel our full wrath,” the group wrote. We need to express this madness fully and with ferocity. We need to quit containing ourselves. We need them to be afraid of us.”
Harden noted that his organization and other pro-life service centers “have been the target of violence for months both online and in-person.”
“Ironically, New York’s Governor not only ignored the violence but instead earmarked $35 million in taxpayer funds to increase security at abortion clinics. Adding insult to injury the New York legislature passed a bill investigating pro-life pregnancy centers precisely because they do not perform abortions,” he added.
“I wonder if Gov. Hochul will veto the Pregnancy Center Investigation Bill? I wonder if Attorney General Letitia James will investigate these cowardly criminals?” he asked.
Harden wrote that CompassCare would rebuild its office and continue doing everything possible to provide care and support for pregnant women and their unborn babies.
“CompassCare will rebuild. Because women deserve better. CompassCare will not stop because pre-born boys and girls deserve protection,” he said.
Wisconsin Family Action, the pro-life group that was firebombed with Molotov cocktails last month, has offered a $1,500 reward to help find and arrest the radicals who did it.
Photographs showed fire and smoke damage inside the office, as well as graffiti which read, “If abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either.”
Although Jane’s Revenge also took credit for that arson attack, no arrests have been made.
Wisconsin Family Action President Julaine Appling told WMTV that her group offered the award because there had been no indication of progress in the investigation.
“It’s perplexing that Jane’s Revenge has not only taken credit for the fire bombing of our headquarters, but they have also threatened our personal safety and promised to continue this extreme violence to other pro-life organizations across the nation, and three weeks later not even a single person of interest has been named,” Appling said.
The Madison Police Department told NBC15 Tuesday that it is continuing to investigate the arson.
“There is no room for hate in Madison, and we are actively working with our federal partners from the FBI and ATF to solve this case,” the department stated. “We understand the desire for an immediate resolution. However, investigations into this type of incident are time-consuming, and involve painstaking analysis of evidence collected, witness interviews conducted, and tips received.”
In a statement after their arson attack on Wisconsin Family Action, Jane’s Revenge said it was “only a warning” and they will “adopt the minimum military requirement for a political struggle” if pro-life establishments and organizations are not disbanded in next 30 days.
“We demand the disbanding of all anti-choice establishments, fake clinics, and violent anti-choice groups within the next thirty days,” the group said in the statement.
Since then, two pregnancy resource centers were vandalized in Oregon, LifeNews reported.
The threat of violence comes as leftists plan to blockade and attempt to shut down the Supreme Court in two weeks as a decision is expected soon on whether the nation”s high court will overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to protect babies from abortion.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a report last week warning that radical abortion activists plan to burn down or storm the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their law clerks if the court overturns Roe v. Wade. The report indicates these pro-abortion extremists also plan to target churches and other places of worship with violence and vandalism.
Even some prominent pro-abortion groups are using words that hint at possible insurrection and violence. Earlier this month, Rachel O’Leary Carmona, executive director of Women’s March, warned that abortion activists will be “ungovernable” until the government legalizes abortion on demand.
Other pro-abortion groups have been calling for churches to be the target of abortion activists’ outrage. And one group posted the addresses of the Supreme Court justices online to urge people to protest outside their homes.
Jane’s Revenge “has been extremely popular among online Anarchist and Antifa accounts,” wrote counterterrorism expert Kyle Shideler on Twitter, Tuesday.
Shidler noted that “targeted Molotov cocktail attacks against law enforcement vehicles” and other symbolic targets have been a growing concern in the U.S. since the 2020 BLM riots.
“The escalation to direct action terrorism is understood in context of historic left wing extremism,” Shideler explained. “For example, individuals responsible church vandalism in Washington state referenced a former member of the George Jackson Brigade.”
“Given the light touch response DOJ has applied to left wing extremists following the Summer 2020 riots and the tendency of DOJ to treat anarchist extremists as a ‘local law enforcement problem,’ there is little reason to expect a larger investigatory response,” he added.
Given the light touch response DOJ has applied to left wing extremists following the Summer 2020 riots and the tendency of DOJ to treat anarchist extremists as a “local law enforcement problem”there is little reason to expect a larger investigatory response.
— Kyle Shideler (@ShidelerK) June 7, 2022
There have been nearly 40 reports of left-wing “vandalism, violence, threats and other incidents” targeting pro-lifers in the United States since the leak, according to LifeNews.
Pennsylvania – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in Pittsburgh (ProLife Across America)
Mississippi – Rural Black Church Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti
Oregon – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in Portland: “Abort the Supreme Court” (Andy Ngo)
Alabama – Vicar, Parishioners Respond to Vandalism at Pro-Life Women’s Clinic in Auburn (Opelika-Auburn News)
Arizona – Watch: Pro-Abortion Demonstrators Attack, Spit on ‘Students for Kari’ Volunteers (College Fix)
Missouri – Pro-life Student Group at University of Missouri Calls for Dialogue after its Memorial Was Vandalized (Campus Reform)
Indiana – Pro-Life Student Advocates Shoved, Grabbed from Behind at Pro-Abortion Rally (Students for Life)
Maryland – Alpha Pregnancy Center in Reisterstown Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Andy Ngo) (more at WBAL-TV 11)
USA – Video: Pro-Life Student Activists Kicked, Shoved by Pro-Abortion Protesters (Students for Life)
Maine – Republican Senator Receives Threats after Voting No on Radical Pro-Abortion Bill (Boston Globe)
Texas – Another Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Vandalized in Denton (NRL News)
Virginia – Pro-Life Organization Office Vandalized; Man Exposes Himself, Urinates on Front Door (Concerned Women for America)
Colorado – Parish church in Fort Collins tagged with pro-abortion graffiti; police investigating (Catholic News Agency)
Virginia – Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti in Northern Virginia (National Review) (more from Human Coalition)
Texas – Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Vandalized in Denton, Texas (more from Students for Life)
Washington, D.C. – Two Pro-Life Leaders Say Abortion Activists Punched Them at D.C. Protest (Stand True)
Texas – Pro-Abortion Group Brags about Vandalizing Trotter House Pregnancy Center in Austin (Stop the Sweeps ATX) (more at Pregnancy Help News)
Washington state – Antifa Assault News Crew during Pro-Abortion Rally in Seattle (Andy Ngo)
Colorado – Catholic Church in Boulder Defiled Following Roe v. Wade Draft Opinion Leak (Denver Gazette)
Oregon – Pro-Abortion Protesters Damage Property In Portland Following SCOTUS Leak On Abortion (KXL 101 FM News) (more at KOIN 6)
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Debra Heine reports for American Greatness.
Photo “CompassCare” by Jim Harden.