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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2022 

Contact: Mary Owens, mowens@sbalist.org 

22-Page Report Details Violence, Vandalism & Intimidation Since Leak of Dobbs Draft Opinion

Washington, D.C.A report released today by Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America details more than 40 incidents of violence, vandalism and intimidation directed toward pro-life individuals and organizations, including pregnancy centers and houses of worship, since the leak of a draft opinion in the Dobbs case.

Yesterday the group known as “Jane’s Revenge,” which has taken credit for attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers across the nation since the leak, issued a statement declaring “open season” on pro-life organizations.

SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser issued the following statement:

“Every abortion is an act of violence – violence against the unborn child who is killed and violence against the mother who is wounded in one of the deepest ways possible. In contrast to that inherent violence, the vast network of pregnancy centers, maternity homes, and other organizations across America exist to peacefully and lovingly serve women and families. With a workforce made up overwhelmingly of volunteers, these community heroes provide vital material, medical, and educational support to millions of families each year.

“President Biden, his administration, and every elected officeholder and candidate needs to unequivocally condemn them now, including illegal picketing of Supreme Court justices’ homes and the attempted murder of Justice Kavanaugh. With our allies, we call on Attorney General Garland and the Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute these crimes to the full extent of the law and work proactively to address the security concerns of the pro-life community.”

SBA Pro-Life America joined CatholicVote and over a dozen political organizations in sending a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding action.

Asked today about the attacks on pregnancy centers, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to acknowledge or condemn them.

Congressional leaders calling for the administration to take action on pro-abortion violence include:

  • Letter to Attorney General Garland from 16 U.S. senators led by Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS).
  • Resolution introduced by 40 Republican members of Congress led by House Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mike Johnson (LA-04).
  • Letter to Attorney General Garland from Reps. Mike Johnson (LA-04), Scott Franklin (FL-15) and Claudia Tenney (NY-22) and 120 House colleagues.
  • Letter to Attorney General Garland from U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO).
  • Letter to Attorney General Garland from U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.

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