The FBI is investigating violence and threats against pro-life groups ahead of a Supreme Court decision that is expected to overturn Roe v. Wade, the bureau said on Friday.
“The FBI is investigating a series of attacks and threats targeting pregnancy resource centers and faith-based organizations across the country,” the FBI said in a statement provided to The Post.
“The FBI takes all threats seriously and we continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners and will remain vigilant to protect our communities.”
The statement asked people with information on potential threats to contact the FBI or submit a tip through tips.fbi.gov.
The statement comes weeks after the May 3 leak of a Supreme Court draft decision on the Mississippi case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which would effectively overturn Roe v. Wade.
Since then, there have been several high-profile attacks on anti-abortion organizations, including the alleged “firebombing” of a pregnancy center in Buffalo and arson at the Wisconsin headquarters of an anti-abortion group where vandals reportedly scrawled graffiti that said, “If abortions aren’t safe [then] you aren’t either.”
An Oregon pregnancy center claimed to have also been torched last Friday, while another 17 churches or pro-life institutions have claimed vandalism in the days since the leaked memo, a letter from CatholicVote to Attorney General Merrick Garland said.
The letter, co-signed by multiple pro-life groups, requested a meeting with Garland to discuss plans “in the likelihood these attacks will intensify.”
“One extremist group is advocating for violence in response to the final Supreme Court decision on Dobbs, while another group has published home addresses, and encouraged people to show up at Supreme Court Justices’ homes, churches, and their children’s schools in an attempt to coerce the Justices and influence their final decision,” the letter said.
An armed man was arrested outside Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and charged with attempted assassination after he told police he was planning to kill the justice over his anticipated vote on Dobbs, the letter added.
A pro-choice group calling itself “Jane’s Revenge” has claimed responsibility for several attacks on pregnancy centers and promised more in a web posting Thursday, that hasn’t been verified as authentic. The group claimed to have set a now-expired 30-day deadline for “anti-choice” groups to cease operating.