WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — The Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reportedly notified Catholic bishops of credible threats to churches and members of the clergy if the U.S. Supreme Court opts to eliminate the federal “right to abortion” by overturning Roe v. Wade.
Rod Dreher, senior editor of The American Conservative and author of “The Benedict Option,” wrote in a June 2 tweet that, according to an “informed source,” the DHS had “officially notified the bishops there are credible threats to the safety of Catholic churches, clergy, and bishops if the Supreme Court overturns Roe.”
“Violence has been called for beginning the night such a decision is handed down,” Dreher said.
Informed source: Homeland Security has officially notified the bishops there are credible threats to the safety of Catholic churches, clergy, and bishops if the Supreme Court overturns Roe. Violence has been called for beginning the night such a decision is handed down.
— Rod Dreher (@roddreher) June 3, 2022
Dreher’s statement comes after the DHS last month raised the alarm about the likely escalation of violence from pro-abortion extremists, including attacks targeting clergy and places of worship, if the Supreme Court overturns Roe.
In the unclassified memo by the DHS’ intelligence arm released May 13, the agency noted that law enforcement agencies are investigating violent threats as the Supreme Court prepares to hand down its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which concerns Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban.
In the aftermath of the leak of the Supreme Court majority opinion draft overruling Roe v. Wade, lawless vandals backed by the abortion lobby and pro-abortion politicians have launched riots and violent attacks on pro-life entities across America, from pregnancy centers to churches, and even targeted Justices' homes.
This widespread, organized effort not only sets a dangerous standard for how groups and individuals may opt to stage demonstrations going forward, but begs the question of how the pro-abortion crowd would behave if and when the Supreme Court officially overturns Roe later this summer.
And, worst of all, the White House has largely turned a blind eye to these riots, with Joe Biden -- who at one time claimed to be personally opposed to abortion due to his Catholic faith -- now acting as the foremost advocate for unfettered abortion access in America.
Biden's nonexistent response must be addressed, and the White House needs to know that the American people demand better from their supposed "leader."
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on Joe Biden to stop beating around the bush and finally issue a formal statement condemning the violent riots and attacks on pro-life institutions across our country in the wake of the leaked Supreme Court majority opinion draft overturning Roe v. Wade.
Over Mother's Day weekend, pro-abortion attacks broke out across America, with increasingly depraved activists targeting pregnancy centers, pro-life advocacy organizations, and churches with either disruptive demonstrations or, in some cases, vandalism and outright violence.
Among the most barbaric occurrences was the vicious attack on Wisconsin Family Action, a pro-life group headquartered in Madison, where vandals threw a Molotov cocktail into an office window, started a fire on one of its walls, and left a threatening graffiti message reading "If abortions aren't safe then you aren't either."
Review a FULL LIST of other appalling attacks HERE.
They even descended upon the homes of Supreme Court Justices like Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, and Chief Justice John Roberts, who appear poised to formally issue the final blow to Roe v. Wade in the coming weeks, after publishing a map with their private addresses.
The case, which was decided nearly 50 years ago in 1973, saw members of the bench fabricate a constitutional "right" to abortion, depriving individual states from crafting their own laws to protect life. However, should Roe, as expected, be overturned, the matter of abortion would be returned to the states, where it always belonged, giving lawmakers the ability to propose legislation that would either place strong restrictions on the procedure or, in some cases, ban it outright.
And while, of course, freedom of speech must be protected and defended for all Americans, demonstrations that devolve into vandalism, rioting, the use of intimidation tactics against members of the judiciary (or anyone else, for that matter), or violence in any form must NEVER be tolerated.
But the White House seems to be taking a different approach...
It wasn't until Monday afternoon that Press Secretary Jen Psaki finally acknowledged the threat posed to Supreme Court Justices by out-of-control pro-abotion activists, claiming that "judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety."
This is true, but it took Psaki an entire week to make any semblance of a definitive statement about the White House's position on this urgent matter. In fact, Psaki previously refused to discourage the targeting of Justices' homes when asked, insisting that pro-abortion groups were staging "peaceful protests" instead; she even failed to condemn the leak itself -- an unprecedented breach of trust and rejection of institutional norms that could permanently damage the standing of the court and its ability to function as an apolitical body.
And, of course, Joe Biden, himself, has been virtually silent on the matter, failing to effectively speak out against these riots and reassure the American people that those who seek to vandalize property and perpetrate violence will be held legally accountable for their actions by the Department of Justice.
This is entirely unacceptable behavior from a commander-in-chief, and as political allies like Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (rather ironically) incite insurrection by labeling the Supreme Court's pending decision a "call to arms," the American people must demand that Joe Biden clarify where he stands, and whose side he's really on.
The rule of law must be upheld and applied equally, and that means calling out radical anti-life rioters and ensuring there are consequences for their violent outbursts and destruction of property across the country.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on Joe Biden to condemn these rioters, and direct the U.S. Department of Justice to take action that will hold them accountable for their actions under the law.
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'‘Rise up, fight back’: Pro-abortion protesters descend upon Justice Alito’s house over imminent abortion ruling' (LifeSiteNews)
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The threats are reportedly “likely to persist and may increase leading up to and following the issuing of the Court’s official ruling.”
New: The U.S. government is bracing for a potential surge in political violence once the Supreme Court hands down the ruling that’s expected to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a Department of Homeland Security memo obtained by me and @SophiaCai99 https://t.co/CE4Gp8g75n
— Stef Kight (@StefWKight) May 18, 2022
Many believe the Supreme Court will rule in favor of Mississippi’s right to limit abortion after an unprecedented leak of a draft majority opinion suggested the Court is planning to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaving the legality of abortion up to individual states.
Already, pro-abortion advocates have responded to the leaked draft opinion by unsuccessfully attempting to codify abortion in federal law up to the moment of birth, engaging in protests outside the homes of pro-life Supreme Court justices, and even vandalizing pro-life centers and Catholic churches.
Some abortion proponents have specifically targeted Catholics because the Church teaches that “[h]uman life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception,” with no exceptions.
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person — among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.”
Last month, radical pro-abortion group “Ruth Sent Us” openly called for the use of a “diversity of tactics” to pressure the “six extremist Catholics” on the Supreme Court not to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The group had called on supporters who identify as “a ‘Catholic for Choice’ ex-Catholic, of other or no faith,” to “[s]tand at or in a local Catholic Church” on Mother’s Day to oppose the protection of the unborn under the law.