(LifeSiteNews) – The Biden administration FBI claims it is investigating pro-abortion violence and threats inspired by the June overturn of Roe v. Wade, but will not confirm whether any arrests have been made.
The Daily Signal, which noted that there have been attacks on “[a]t least 83 Catholic churches and 73 pregnancy resource centers or pro-life organizations” since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 precedent forcing every state to permit elective abortions, received a statement from the bureau last week that it is investigating “a series of attacks and threats targeting pregnancy resource centers, faith-based organizations, and reproductive health clinics across the country, as well as to judicial buildings, including the U.S. Supreme Court.”
The statement claims that the federal law-enforcement agency “takes all violence and threats of violence very seriously and we are working closely with our law enforcement partners at the national, state, and local levels to investigate these incidents,” but would neither elaborate on exactly how many attacks on churches or pregnancy centers are being investigated nor confirm how many arrests have been made in such investigations, if any.
“Meanwhile, pro-life centers and organizations that were attacked over the summer in the fallout of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization leak, like Concerned Women for America, tell The Daily Signal that they have not heard from the FBI,” the report added, citing an interview with CWA president Penny Nance.
The situation contrasts sharply with the highly visible and aggressive posture the FBI and the White House have taken to discussing, investigating, and prosecuting both real and alleged violence associated with conservative views.
Since January 2021, the administration has aggressively pursued individuals alleged to have participated in the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol protesting the certification of President Joe Biden’s electoral victory over predecessor Donald Trump. Last month, an FBI whistleblower, Special Agent Steve Friend, was suspended for protesting the excessive treatment of January 6 suspects accused only of nonviolent misdemeanors, as well as the bureau’s alleged manipulation of information to give the public an inflated perception of the “threat.”
Last year, Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Biden Justice Department alleged a spike in threats to educators driven by opposition to the use of controversial instructional materials based on the far-left “critical race theory” doctrine, which was used to stigmatize parents protesting objectionable materials more generally as potential terrorists.
Most recently, the administration undertook an FBI raid to arrest Christian pro-life activist Mark Houck over a year-old altercation with an abusive pro-abortion activist outside an abortion center, a local matter that had long since been dealt with by the relevant authorities but which the federal government is now trying to paint as a violation of the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.
The story of Houck’s plight has gone viral since LifeSiteNews broke it, eliciting outrage from elected Republicans and grassroots conservatives over the Biden administration’s persecution of a committed pro-lifer and lack of comparable action against a months-long wave of pro-abortion violence, as well as the worsening internal culture of federal law enforcement.
“We know that President Biden specifically singled out abortion clinics for protection from the federal government, but we have not heard the Biden administration say one word about supporting pregnancy care centers,” Nance laments. “I agree that it’s domestic terrorism that is impacting these pregnancy care centers, but I don’t have any suggestion from any of them or any of our own experience in which the FBI came to our defense.”