Empower Wisconsin | June 16, 2022
MADISON — Another day, another fire-bombing, apparently from pro-abortion terrorists. And more silence and little action from pro-abortion President Biden and his administration.
Now the terrorist group that has claimed responsibility for attacking Wisconsin Family Action’s Madison headquarters and several other Christian-based, pro-life organizations across the country is ratcheting up its campaign of fear and violence.
According to a Washington Examiner review, at least 16 anti-abortion facilities have been targeted since the leak early last month of a U.S. Supreme Court draft ruling that appears to overturn federalized abortion protections granted under Roe v. Wade and similar high court decisions. The Supreme Court is expected to issue its final ruling any day.
Authorities believe that an incendiary device was hurled through the window, lighting a fire that wrecked only one room in the facility because the the alarm system promptly alerted fire personnel and police, Pregnancy Resource Center CEO Luke Cirillo told non-profit Live Action.
“There was extensive damage and additional water and smoke damage in other parts of the building. Nobody was hurt,” Cirillo said in a press release.
On Mother’s Day, Wisconsin Family Action was targeted in a firebombing. The arsonists did extensive damage to the Madison office and left behind a warning message scrawled on the building: “If abortions aren’t safe then neither are you.”
Jane’s Revenge, a pro-abortion terrorist group, claimed responsibility for the attack on Wisconsin Family Action, as well as pro-life groups in Buffalo, N.Y., Asheville, N.C. and elsewhere.
Jane’s Revenge this week declared “open season” on pro-life organizations, warning that the 30-day psychotic clock it set for “anti-choice organizations” to disband following the attack on the Madison facility has “expired.”
“We offered an honorable way out. You could have walked away. Now the leash is off. And we will make it as hard as possible for your campaign of oppression to continue,” the group wrote.
“We have demonstrated in the past month how easy and fun it is to attack. We are versatile, we are mercurial, and we answer to no one but ourselves. We promised to take increasingly drastic measures against oppressive infrastructure. Rest assured that we will, and those measures may not come in the form of something so easily cleaned up as fire and graffiti.”
Julaine Appling, executive director of Wisconsin Family Action, said things are only going to get worse unless law enforcement at the national, state and local levels seriously pursue these terrorists.
“It’s very frustrating to me,” Appling said, adding that she hasn’t heard from Madison police since her organization offered a reward for information about the crime more than two weeks ago. “In the meantime, what has happened is exactly what I said would happen. It’s going to continue to escalate. (Pro-abortion activists) are calling this the ‘Summer of Rage.’ Someone is going to get killed.”
On Wednesday, more than 100 House Republicans called on Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate the attacks as acts of terrorism.
“We write to express serious concerns over recent attacks targeting religious organizations and crisis pregnancy centers and request the Department of Justice respond with how its National Security Division plans to investigate these acts of domestic terrorism,” the Republicans wrote in a letter to the AG. “Since the draft Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health U.S. Supreme Court opinion was leaked on May 2, 2022, U.S. Supreme Court Justices and pro-life advocates have experienced heightened threats and violence.”
Meanwhile, President Biden and his Justice Department have remained mostly silent.
The president’s press secretary did finally condemn the latest violence and threats.
“Violence and destruction of property have no place in our country under any circumstances, and the President denounces this,” the White House’s Alexandra LaManna told the Daily Wire on Wednesday. “We should all agree that actions like this are completely unacceptable regardless of our politics.”
Biden did sign a sweeping executive order on Wednesday strengthening federal protections for LGBTQ communities.
“We’re in a battle for the very soul of this nation, and that’s not hyperbole. … It’s a battle I know we will win,” Biden said in signing a Pride Month photo-op order targeting red states that have passed laws checking the left’s social re-engineering agenda. The measures include restricting taxpayer-funded access to controversial healthcare such as hormone blockers and sex-change surgery, as well as banning inappropriate sex -and transgender-related material in schools.