Well that doesn’t leave much question about where CNN stands, does it? These health centers being targeted for violent attacks by the domestic terrorist group Jane’s Revenge (“If abortions aren’t safe, then neither are you”) are pregnancy clinics which help expectant mothers seek other solutions to their plight that don’t kill anything. “Anti-abortion” is an accurate and direct description of political efforts to limit abortions, but clinics are medical, not political, and are correctly called crisis pregnancy centers. CNN’s use of “anti-abortion” is a deliberate effort to rationalize the bombings. I don’t know why I’m surprised….In another abortion news flash, the number of abortions in the United States has been increasing, reversing what had been a three-decade decline, according to a new report by the Guttmacher Institute. In 2020, one in five pregnancies, or 20.6% ended in abortion; in 2017, 18.4% ended in a fetus’s death. The institute, which collects data by contacting every known abortion provider in the country, reported that the number of abortions increased to 930,160 in 2020, from 862,320 in 2017.
I have now read multiple reactions from abortion advocates asserting that the statistics show what a “health crisis” limits on abortion following the likely Dobbs decision striking down Roe v. Wade would be. The fact that any serious person could say that in public is truly disturbing. What does the 930,160 figure mean to these people? Isn’t the death of close to a million unborn children in a single year a “health crisis”? It certainly was a health crisis for the human beings aborted. Is that an inaccurate statement?
Back to Jane’s Revenge: here is some of the group’s recent rhetoric to go along with their fire-bombings:
Your thirty days expired yesterday. We offered an honourable 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. 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 infrastructures. Rest assured that we will, and those measures may not come in the form of something so easily cleaned up as fire and graffiti…From here forward, any anti-choice group who closes their doors, and stops operating will no longer be a target. But until you do, it’s open season, and we know where your operations are. The infrastructure of the enslavers will not survive. We will never stop, back down, slow down, or retreat. And for the allies of ours who doubt the authenticity of the communiqués and actions: there is a way you can get irrefutable proof that these actions are real. Go do one of your own. You are already one of us. Everyone with the urge to paint, to burn, to cut, to jam: now is the time.
Rather full of themselves, aren’t they? Imagine: even radical abortion groups don’t have the honesty or courage of their convictions to call what they are advocating “abortion.” It’s just “choice;” you know, like deciding what to watch on TV.
Meanwhile, too many Democratic officials (as well as pundits and leftist demagogues),to count are giving the terrorists both encouragement and cover. Apparently the Biden White House is considering almost certainly unconstitutional executive orders to try to undermine the a reversal of Roe. They would be struck down in the courts, but such abuses of power would make the Democratic “base” happy.