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DOJ Persecutes Pro-Lifers but Ignores Attacks on Pregnancy Centers

By Lori Hadacek Chaplin

“The Justice Department works each day to earn the public’s trust by following the facts and the law wherever they may lead, without prejudice or improper influence,” according to the DOJ’s “about” page.1 Sadly, the values that the DOJ claims to espouse have been misplaced. The FBI is conducting early-morning raids—armored up and guns blazing—to arrest pro-life leaders in front of their children. 

The Biden administration’s DOJ is now using the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act to persecute and intimidate pro-life sidewalk counselors and advocates. Passed in 1994, the FACE Act makes it a federal crime to use force, the threat of force, or to block a woman from obtaining an abortion. As of this writing, the number of pro-lifers targeted has surpassed 20 and is only expected to grow. 

Meanwhile, despite pressure from FBI whistleblowers accusing their agency of allowing attacks on approximately 75 pro-life facilities and 86 churches, life-affirming pregnancy centers are bombed or vandalized with no arrests.

CompassCare firebombing 

Rev. James Harden, CEO of CompassCare Pregnancy Services in New York, told Celebrate Life Magazine, “We are looking for the government to uphold civil order and justice, but they’re giving a pass to people creating instability in our society by attacking those that simply disagree with them. You have to wonder, What is so dangerous, so threatening about the pro-life belief that we have to be targeted for physical violence and political attack?” 

On May 2, 2022, after the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization’s draft leaked—which would then overturn Roe v. Wade—Rev. Harden noticed increased suspicious activity at his pregnancy centers and notified the Amherst Police Department and the FBI. 

Meanwhile, an extremist group called Jane’s Revenge set fire to Wisconsin Family Action in Madison, Wisconsin, leaving a graffiti message that said, “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you!” No one was hurt, but Jane’s Revenge issued a warning to crisis pregnancy centers demanding that all “anti-choice establishments” shut down within 30 days.

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