Republicans across the country have become concerned over recent attacks on pregnancy centers and GOP buildings in the wake of the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling.
So concerning is the political violence that Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley ( R-Iowa) is seeking a briefing on the FBI’s response to the latest. . Grassley fears that such political violence, unchecked, could unravel into unrest akin to 2020.
“There have been at least 40 violent attacks on crisis pregnancy centers, religious institutions, and other pro-life entities since the Dobbs leak and before the Court even issued its final opinion. This violence continues to cause injury, damage to property, and interruption of constitutionally protected worship services all across the nation. In fact, it substantially accelerated last weekend, after the opinion was issued,” Grassley wrote in his letter to the FBI.
Grassley’s letter additionally addresses groups such as Ruth Sent Us, Jane’s Revenge, and protestors wearing the same attire as far-left group Antifa being the source of some of the extreme violence.
After the Dobbs decision, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Grassley urged the DOJ to defend the Supreme Court, its justices, and their families against threats of violence.
Just in the past week before the ruling, far-left advocacy group Jane’s Revenge claimed responsibility for criminal vandalism of Des Moines’ Agape Pregnancy Resource Center, where vandals called it a “fake clinic” on social media, asserting how “God Loves Abortion.”
The Des Moines Police issued a statement saying they were investigating the incident.