Lawmakers Urge DOJ to Investigate Attacks on Pro Life Centers

A group of more than 100 GOP lawmakers co-signed a letter on Wednesday urging Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers and religious organizations as acts of domestic terrorism.The letter was sent after a recent surge in reported incidents against pro-life locations following the leak of a Supreme Court draft regarding a Mississippi case that could overturn Roe v. Wade and return decisions regarding abortion laws to individual states.“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 letter, signed by 126 House Republicans, states.“In the past month, terrorists have targeted numerous pro-life crisis pregnancy centers — two of which culminated in the firebombing and destruction of property by the terrorist group Jane’s Revenge in Buffalo, NY, and Madison, WI,” the lawmakers added.The letter cited 14 specific attacks since May 3, ranging from a Catholic parish in Colorado to a pregnancy care center in New York. The lawmakers claimed the DOJ has an obligation to investigate the attacks as potential domestic terrorism crimes.“The department has a clear duty to …

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