Lawsuit accuses Biden administration of hiding information about attacks on pro-life centers

 March 25, 2023

America has seen a wave of attacks on churches and pregnancy care centers since the Supreme Court ruled last year that there is no constitutional right to abortion.

This past week saw two conservative groups file a lawsuit which alleges that the Biden administration is hiding information about the problem. 

Hundreds of attacks seen last year

According to the Catholic News Agency (CNA), the Heritage Foundation and Advancing American Freedom accuse the Department of Justice (DOJ) of ignoring their Freedom of Information Act requests on church and pregnancy care center attacks.

The website Life News has documented some 250 such incidents over the course of last year, and they range from arson to broken windows.

In many cases, responsibility for the attacks was claimed by a radical pro-abortion terror group known as Jane's Revenge.

Fox News reported that Jane's Revenge released a letter last year in which it declared "open season" on pro-life advocates, adding, "We will never stop, back down, slow down, or retreat."

DOJ has targeted pro-life activists

While the DOJ has yet to make any arrests in connection with the organization, it has made a point of targeting pro-life activists.

Fox News noted that Pennsylvania resident Mark Houck was acquitted in January of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act. Houck was charged following an altercation outside of a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood.

J. Marc Wheat serves as general counsel for Advancing American Freedom, and he provided a statement to CNA regarding the case.

"It is clear that President Biden’s politicized Department of Justice is fearful of igniting the wrath of the far left and abortion extremists," CNA quoted him as saying.

"The American people have a right to know why those who burned and vandalized pregnancy centers have not been held accountable for their violence against traditional conservatives and pro-life groups," he added.

Activist complains of double standard

Meanwhile, Mike Howell is director of the Heritage Foundation Oversight Project, and he complained that the DOJ uses a double standard when it comes to abortion-related crimes.

"They refuse to prosecute those who violently attack pro-life organizations simply for existing and who attempt to coerce and intimidate Supreme Court justices into ruling the way the mob desires," Howell asserted.

"Meanwhile, they send SWAT teams to the homes of pro-life Americans to arrest and prosecute them on trumped-up, phony charges," the activist continued.

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