Since Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion in the Dobbs Women’s Health Organization case, which eventually resulted in the repeal of Roev. Wade’s decision, America was subject to a “Summer of Rage.” Protesters gathered around the Supreme Court wearing “Handmaid’s Tale,” bonnets, and gathering at the Supreme Court. Numerous acts of violence and destruction have taken place to intimidate conservatives and Christians who oppose abortion. This series of articles will identify the key people, organisations, and places involved in this radical movement. This article will explain the elements that make up this interconnected system, which provides financial and organizational support to this radical agenda.
According to a list maintained by the Family Research Council (FRC), there have been 87 attacks on churches or pregnancy centers since the Dobbs decision was leaked on May 2, 2022. Of those attacks, there have been 34 on churches, 53 attacks on pregnancy centers, and 23 “other incidents,” including attacks on government buildings, based on the FRC data.
This procession of hate crime has continued throughout the Summer of Rage expose. It is currently in its sixth edition. We saw yet another instance of this just last week. At the Bethlehem House, Easthamptom’s pregnancy center, Vandals wrote the threats “if abortions don’t safety, neither are yours” and the words “Jane’s Revenge” in red paint. Jane’s Revenge refers to one of many amorphous radical leftist groups that have been featured in this series.
Prolife pregnancy centers offer resources to families, encouraging them to choose life and for their unborn child. Bethlehem House, which is managed by volunteers, provides baby wipes and strollers for children as young as three years old.
Easthampton, Mass. : On Aug. 17 or 18, far-left pro-abortion terror group Jane’s Revenge carried out an attack on the Bethlehem House Inc. Pregnancy Care Center. The attackers made a threat to the property. Reporting by @Virginia_Allen5. #Antifa https://t.co/0g5OJ6QXUu pic.twitter.com/OYqHVYsFYa
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) August 19, 2022
On June 25, 2022 alone, the day after Roe v. Wade was overturned, there were attacks on eight churches, eight pregnancy centers, and a government building.
These attacks have generated minimal acknowledgement, much less a response, from the Biden administration and federal law enforcement, who steadfastly track–and prosecute–incidents targeting abortion providers.
Radical anti-abortion activists such as Ruth Sent Us regularly trade in anti-Christian rhetoric. Jane’s Revenge, which has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks nationwide, has repeatedly targeted church-affiliated pregnancy centers and churches. Ruth Sent Us made national headlines by organizing protests against the Supreme Court justices’ homes. The group targeted “six extreme Catholics” (though Justice Gorsuch is a Catholic but is believed to be a practicing Protestant). They encouraged others to join them outside the Washington, D.C. area and demonstrate at or inside a Catholic Church .”
The group targeted President Biden because of his Christian faith. On TikTok, Ruth Sent Us targeted Biden for allegedly being a “devout Catholic,” directing protestoes to his Rehoboth Beach vacation home purely because of his religion:
FACE IT: We have a devout Catholic President who’s personally anti-abortion. He won’t even say “abortion”. You need to pressure him to #AvengeRoe.
In reality, Biden’s administration has ignored most religious objections regarding abortion. In a June roundtable discussion on abortion, Vice President Kamala Harris explained to a group of religious leaders that
[t]o support Roe v. Wade and all it stands for, does not mean giving up your beliefs… It is simply about agreeing that a woman should be able to make that decision with her faith leader, with her family, with her physician. The government shouldn’t be taking that decision on her behalf.
Later, in a July speech, Harris said “It’s important to note that to support a woman’s ability — not her government, but her — to make that decision does not require anyone to abandon their faith or their beliefs.”
And, although the violent pro-abortion group Jane’s Revenge is reported to be under investigation by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes task force, the Justice Department has been slow to take up the cause, despite public outcry and pressure from Congress.
The following is a list of notable attacks, arranged chronologically:
May 3: Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Boulder, Colorado was vandalized with “My Body My Choice” graffiti. This appears to be the first attack on a church after it was leaked that Roe v. Wade was going to be overturned. It was the second time in less than a year that Sacred Heart of Mary had been vandalized, and it’s one of 30 local churches that had been vandalized in the last two years. Windows were smashed and religious statues and sculptures were defaced, with the damages estimated at around $10,000.
Pro-abortion activists desecrated Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Boulder, Colorado, with pro-abortion graffiti on May 3, 2022. (Twitter/Catholic News Agency)
May 5: St. Joseph’s Church and Academy in Armada, Michigan, was vandalized.
St. Joseph’s, a SSPX Church in Armada Michigan.
— David J. Reilly (@realDaveReilly) May 6, 2022
May 22-25: St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Harbor Church, Calvary Chapel, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Olympia, Washington, were vandalized. An anarchist group took credit for the attacks, threatening that “[i]f abortions aren’t safe, then neither are you.”
The LDS church in Olympia, Washington, after pro-abortion activists vandalized it. (pugetsoundanarchists.org)
May 29: St. Augustine Catholic Church in Brooklyn, New York, had its priceless tabernacle stolen, the Holy Eucharist thrown on floor, and statues of angels on the altar decapitated and destroyed. Burglars broke into the church, decapitated and destroyed statues of angels on the alter, and then stole the church’s historic tabernacle, which police valued at $2 million. This tabernacle housed the Eucharist, which was distributed to the poor and homebound.
Before and after photos of the stolen tabernacle cifrom St. Augustine Catholic Church in Brooklyn, New York. (New York City Police Department)
June 28: St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue, Washington, was spray-painted with anti-Catholic messages, its windows were broken, and a church employee was assaulted.
Officers arrested a 31yo Bellevue resident on suspicion off a hate crime and assault after allegedly spray painting St. Louise Parish, smashing two doors and assaulting an employee. Officers arrested the suspect without incident. pic.twitter.com/1UsDavNx08
— Bellevue, WA Police (@BvuePD) June 28, 2022
A pro-abortion activist at a protest on July 13, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (John Parra/Getty Images)
Pro-abortion activists march in New York on July 4, 2022. (ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images)
A pro-abortion activist at a protest on July 13, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (John Parra/Getty Images)
A pro-abortion activist holds a sign attacking Christians at a demonstration on July 9, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)
In early March, Biden signed an executive ordering supporting travel between states for abortions. The Associated Press reports that the President “set the groundwork” for Medicaid, which will allow women who are seeking abortions to move between states in order to access the procedure .”
Even the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a statement condemning a pro-abortion group’s attack on a local Catholic Church:
The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today condemned threatening graffiti that was scrawled on an Upper West Side church’s door, which ominously read, “If abortion isn’t safe, neither are you.”
Afaf Naher, CAIR-NY’s executive director, stated in the statement:
We condemn vandalism in all its forms, but when houses of worship are targeted with threats of violence and symbols of white supremacy and genocide, we cannot remain silent. Protecting the sacredness of churches, synagogues and mosques is something we must all do.
In June, the FBI announced it was investigating “a series of attacks and threats targeting pregnancy resource centers and faith-based organizations across the country,” after facing outcry from conservative lawmakers and religious leaders. The details of the scope and nature of the investigation are not known.
According to the Justice Department, the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, a 1994 law restricting protests at the entrances of abortion providers, also “prohibits intentional property damage of a facility providing reproductive health services or a place of religious worship.”
Violent rhetoric towards Catholics seems to be growing in society. The left-wing Atlantic magazine had published an article comparing the Catholic Rosary to an “assault weapons” and they scrambled after widespread online protest.
Subsequently to the original pieces being written, Bill Donohue (the Catholic League’s president) condemned left-wing anti-Catholic bigotry in America and elsewhere.
Only days before the rosary debacle, the Atlantic published a piece arguing that Jane’s Revenge was little more than a right-wing “bogeyman,” asserting that the string of violence “does not imply the existence of a complex, coordinated campaign of violence.”
CatholicVote plans a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to highlight Joe Biden’s inability to defend churches and pro-life groups during the Summer of Rage. CatholicVote president Brian Burch said that the Biden administration had a “shameful record of injustice” and failed to protect mothers. This campaign, which cost a million dollars, was designed to draw attention to Joe Biden’s failure to defend churches and other pro-life organizations during the Summer of Rage and beyond.
The White House recently announced a “unity summit” to, as Susan Rice explained in a White House blog post,:
…counter the corrosive effects of hate-fueled violence on our democracy and public safety, highlight the response of the Biden-Harris Administration and communities nationwide to these dangers, and put forward a shared, bipartisan vision for a more united America.
While the FBI investigation is still ongoing, federal law enforcement and the Biden administration have not made any public efforts to recognize the spate of racist attacks on America’s religious community by anti-abortion extremists following the Dobbs decision. The alarming disparity in the treatment of conservatives is only highlighted by prominent investigations that make headlines almost every day. This pattern of violence by the left has been covered sparingly in the mainstream media.
Read the rest of this article:
Summer of Rage Part 1: Madison, Wisconsin Militant Pro-Abortion Radials Flourish; Violence Meme’d’ on Twitter
Summer of Rage, Part II: Court Filings Reveal Threats, Intimidation Against Anti-Abortion Group Prior to Firebombing Claimed by ‘Jane’s Revenge’
Summer of Rage, Part III: ‘Ruth Sent Us’ Unmasked: Meet Top Radical Pro-Abortion Activists Connected to Harassment of Justices
Summer of Rage, Part IV: ‘Ruth Sent Us’ Organizer Tied to Doxxing of Justices Once Claimed She Was Victim of ‘Creepy’ Stalking
Summer of Rage Part V: PAC Launched By ‘Ruth Sent Us’ Organizers Failed To Disclose Finances. Mysteriously Terminated by FEC
Alex Marlow is the Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart News, the host of Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel 125, and the author of the bestselling book, Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption. You can follow Alex on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @AlexMarlow.