Law Enforcement Monitoring Extreme Abortion Rights Group Ahead of Supreme Court’s Potential Roe Reversal

Group Jane’s Revenge has taken responsibility for multiple attacks.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Law enforcement agencies are monitoring the activity of a radical abortion group going by the name “Jane’s Revenge.”
  • The group has promised it will escalate its violence against pro-life centers and churches if the Supreme Court rules to overturn Roe v. Wade.
  • Jane’s Revenge has already taken responsibility for a number of acts of vandalism and firebombings against churches and crisis pregnancy centers.
  • The group has also issued public communiques detailing its plans to target crisis pregnancy centers that “impersonate healthcare providers in order to harm the vulnerable.”
  • “We are aware of the post, and have shared with our Intel team. When necessary, we will coordinate any enhanced security measures with our local and federal partners,” Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police told reporters.
LAW ENFORCEMENT’S INVESTIGATION INTO JANE’S REVENGE:
  • Following widespread outrage at the group’s actions, the FBI opened a domestic violent extremism investigation: “The FBI is investigating a series of attacks and threats targeting pregnancy resource centers and faith-based organizations across the country,” the FBI said in a statement. “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,” an agency spokesperson said.
  • The agency’s actions were promoted by attacks and threats by the group, including a recent statement proclamation about future violence.
  • “Within the month we anticipate a verdict will be issued that overturns Roe v. Wade, setting in motion an evisceration of abortion access across the so-called United States,” Jane’s Revenge said last month. “This is an event that should inspire rage in millions of people who can get pregnant … and yet, the response thus far has been tepid. Whoever you are and wherever you are, we are asking for you to do what you can to make your anger known.”
BACKGROUND:
  • The case in question, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, will be decided before the end of the Supreme Court’s term in a few weeks.
  • The case decides whether the court will uphold Mississippi’s 15-week ban on abortion, which is the expected outcome following a leak from the nation’s high court that sparked outrage and attacks by abortion advocates nationwide.