Since Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked in early May, pro-abortion leftist mobs have averaged an attack on a pro-life group — a church, usually Catholic, a crisis pregnancy center, or another nonprofit — each day.
Now, instead of stopping such violence, the Biden administration is warning pro-lifers to be prepared for more.
Newsweek reported on Thursday that the Catholic Church “is heeding federal law enforcement’s warning that a radical group is calling for extreme violence against churches nationwide in response to the Supreme Court’s expected reversal of abortion rights.”
The Department of Homeland Security has warned such groups to brace for a “Night of Rage,” which means “targeting churches and pregnancy centers over their opposition to abortion rights,” if or when Alito’s opinion becomes the official position of the court’s conservative majority.
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Newsweek reported that the Diocese of Stockton, California, issued an “urgent memo” to all clergy after a DHS agent briefed the diocese about the threat. “Federal law enforcement has discovered a manifesto from an ‘extremist group’ calling for attacks on churches beginning at 8 p.m. the evening the court issues it opinion,” the memo said, according to Newsweek.
The DHS warned that “large groups with cells nationwide have already been discovered ‘casing’ parishes, including here in California,” noted Newsweek.
“Make sure you have ushers and or security available during your services and perhaps identify who among your volunteers and parishioners are law enforcement,” the diocese said in its memo.
“Suspicious activity would include someone asking out of place questions (Largest Mass times? Doors always open? Do you have security?), looking around church property, protestors, and general disturbances.”
On Twitter Thursday, prominent pro-life activist Lila Rose criticized President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — both of whom are Catholic — for not speaking out more.
“This is the most coordinated & aggressive domestic terrorism in our nation today. All because extremists are angry that they may not get to kill children in the womb, on demand, without limit. Yet there is virtual silence from @JoeBiden, @SpeakerPelosi & most media groups. Why?” she tweeted.
“Their threats will not win. The pro-life movement is stronger than ever: determined to care for both mother & child, to provide the networks of support that young families need, & to fight for legal protections for the preborn. We will not back down. We will not be intimidated.”