A pro-abortion group has issued a call to action instructing its followers to carry “anger out into the world” by “expressing it physically” on the night that the Supreme Court issues its opinion on the abortion law in the US.
Last month, the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case was leaked and indicated the Justices’ intention to overturn the controversial Roe vs Wade abortion decision. This would return the power to make abortion law back to individual states.
In response, the “Night of Rage” call to action was allegedly written by the pro-abortion group “Jane’s Revenge” (a reference to the 1973 abortion decision, [Jane] Roe vs Wade).
“… make your anger known”
According to the call to action, the overturning of the national abortion law should “inspire rage”. The message says:
“Consider this your call to action. On the night the final ruling is issued… we are asking for courageous hearts to come out after dark”.
“Whoever you are and wherever you are, we are asking for you to do what you can to make your anger known”.
“We have selected a time of 8pm for actions nationwide to begin…”
“To the cis male allies who would be interested in joining us in the streets, we say: you are certainly welcome, but you must use your privilege to shield and support us in a way that also enables us to get angry. Do not police us. Do not tell us what is and isn’t appropriate. But do aid us when we are in need”.
Jane’s Revenge’s first communique, published on 10 May, vowed to “adopt increasingly extreme tactics to maintain freedom over our own bodies” while demanding the “disbanding of all anti-choice establishments, fake clinics, and violent anti-choice groups within the next thirty days”. That alleged deadline will expire on 10 June.
A video message published on Twitter shows handmaidens running from an exploding building.
The message uses words from the first Jane’s Revenge communique: “We are in your city. We are in every city”, which was tweeted with the hashtags “#IAmJane”, “#JanesRevenge”, and “#Roevwade”.
Jane’s Revenge, which already claimed responsibility for an arsonist attack on the Wisconsin Family Action office on 8 May claims that if its demands are not met, it will be “forced to adopt the minimum military requirement for a political struggle”.
Multiple supporters of the anonymous group, Jane’s Revenge, have made similar threats, with some posting a daily countdown to the 10 June deadline on Twitter. In Olympia, Washington, an alleged “cell” of Jane’s Revenge claimed responsibility for defacing four churches associated with pro-life pregnancy centres.
Then, on 3 June, the Capitol Hill Crisis Pregnancy Center in D.C. was vandalised with the words “Jane says revenge” spray-painted on the building.
Right To Life UK spokesperson Catherine Robinson said: “This clear call to violence is completely unacceptable. It is revealing that, as far as we know, no mainstream pro-abortion group or provider in the U.S. has condemned these threats or acts of violence. Perhaps, though, we should not be surprised that a movement based on supporting the ending of lives refuses to condemn political violence”.