The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is offering a $25,000 reward for help in identifying suspects who firebombed a pro-life clinic in Buffalo, New York, earlier this year.
In a wave of violence and destruction of property before and after the overturning of Roe v Wade in the United States this year, violent pro-abortion activistssmashed windows and threw Molotov cocktails into a CompassCare Pregnancy Services clinic in the Buffalo suburb of Amherst in New York.
CCTV footage shows a masked man smash a number of windows before throwing in a flaming bottle. Pictures of the aftermath of the fire show extensive damage.
Someone also spray-painted “Jane was here” on the building in an apparent reference to the pro-abortion militant group, “Jane’s Revenge”, who claimed responsibility for a firebombing in Wisconsin earlier this year.
CompassCare wrote “Abortion terrorists broke glass, firebombing CompassCare’s pro-life medical office in Buffalo. The signature graffiti message left by the criminals reads, ‘Jane Was Here’, referring to the terrorist organization Jane’s Revenge”.
On 10 May, Jane’s Revenge published a communique demanding the “disbanding of all anti-choice establishments, fake clinics, and violent anti-choice groups within the next thirty days”. The group threatened violence if the demand was not met.
The group claimed responsibility for throwing Molotov cocktails into the Wisconsin Family Center, in Madison, on 8 May, causing severe fire damage.
On 14 June, the group published a follow-up letter, claiming responsibility for attacks in Madison, Wisconsin; Ft. Collins, Colorado; Des Moines, Iowa; Hollywood, Florida; Denton, Texas; and Washington, D.C.; Portland, Eugene and Gresham in Oregon, along with Olympia, Lynwood and Vancouver in Washington state, and Reisterstown and Frederick in Maryland.
The group stated “We have demonstrated in the past month how easy and fun it is to attack … We promised to take increasingly drastic measures against oppressive infrastructures. Rest assured that we will, and those measures may not come in the form of something so easily cleaned up as fire and graffiti”.
The FBI announced that it would be investigating these acts of vandalism and arson as acts of terrorism. In a statement, they said “The FBI is investigating a series of attacks and threats targeting pregnancy resource centers and faith-based organizations across the country”.
“The FBI takes all threats seriously and we continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners and will remain vigilant to protect our communities”.
Justices under threat
Justices Alito, Roberts, Kavanaugh and Barrett have all been subject to protests outside of their family homes this year. Members of the ‘Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights’ campaign rallied outside Barrett’s home with their hands and mouths taped, wearing blood-stained trousers and carrying dolls.
In June, a man, Nicholas Roske, was arrested outside the home of Justice Kavanaugh with a handgun, ammunition, a crowbar and pepper spray. He has been charged with attempted murder. Roske said he had come from California to kill “a specific United States Supreme Court Justice”.
Right To Life UK spokesperson Catherine Robinson said “This $25,000 reward is a small indication that the FBI is taking these acts of terrorism seriously. Political violence is never acceptable. It is no great surprise that some of the supporters of abortion would stoop to this level.”