Pro-Life Centers Are Being Attacked and It Will Get Worse

 

Have you noticed the overwhelming number of articles about the attacks on pro-life centers all over the country? Neither have I. Unfortunately, attacks on the pro-life centers are not high on the priority list for protecting pregnant women, and we’ve already seen nearly 50 attacks since the leak of the draft decision written by Justice Samuel Alito. People are also calling for churches and demonstrating groups to be attacked.

Although the Department of Homeland Security is reporting that groups from both sides of the issue are being threatened, clearly the pro-life movement is at greater risk.  The CEO of CompassCare, Jim Harden, is closely monitoring the situation:

‘Security is definitely a concern and there has been in the lead up. We heightened our security measures [at existing locations]. We never have anyone alone in the facility. We always walk out to the parking lot in two-by-twos. We’ve increased other types of security measures to our perimeter, etcetera, communicating constantly with law enforcement and things of that nature.’

Harden claims despite Homeland Security’s memo saying there are threats to both sides of the abortion argument, he believes it’s the pro-life clinics taking all the heat.

‘They’re not the ones getting threatened. They’re not the ones burning,’ he says of abortion clinics.

And yet a reporter from a news station tried to show an equivalence:

‘It is fair to say that there have been abortion centers that have been the targets of violence in the past, so what I would like to ask you is, would you be willing to also denounce similar acts of violence against them?” NEWS10’s Mikhaela Singleton asks.

‘CompassCare fully and wholeheartedly, full-throatedly denounces all violence everywhere. We’re open to having civil discourse. We’re open to having conversations about differences of opinion, but there’s no place for violence in civilized order,’ Harden replies.

Many people are calling for the SCOTUS decision to be announced sooner rather than later, as if a decision will temper the violence. I don’t draw that conclusion at all. This is a no-win situation for the pro-life movement, particularly if SCOTUS rules against Roe. Whether the decision is made sooner or later, the pro-life movement will be targeted.

Violence will break out nationwide, and local and state government will watch.

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  1. philo Member
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    Susan Quinn: Many people are calling for the SCOTUS decision to be announced sooner rather than later, as if a decision will temper the violence. I don’t draw that conclusion at all. This is a no-win situation for the pro-life movement, particularly if SCOTUS rules against Roe. Whether the decision is made sooner or later, I see no good outcome for anyone on either side of this decision.

    Too late now. A month ago was the time to do this…

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  2. Hartmann von Aue Member
    Hartmann von Aue
    @HartmannvonAue

    Thanks for drawing more attention to the attacks on pro-lifers. 

    I wrote about the attacks immediately following the “leak” of the draft opinion here: Becoming Ungovernable by John D. Martin – Salvo Magazine

    I have to ask you  to elucidate, though, on how this is a “no-win” situation for pro-lifers. 

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  3. Vance Richards Member
    Vance Richards
    @VanceRichards

    They try to mock  pro-lifers by saying that they are not pro-life but just pro-birth. That they oppose abortion but don’t care about the life of the child or the mother. But then they attack these crisis pregnancy centers that help mothers and children both through the pregnancy and after. If one were truly “pro-choice,” they wouldn’t be attacking people who choose to give birth. So many things that I used to see as political I now view as more spiritual. This is demonic.

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  4. Jim McConnell Member
    Jim McConnell
    @JimMcConnell

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    They try to mock pro-lifers by saying that they are not pro-life but just pro-birth. That they oppose abortion but don’t care about the life of the child or the mother. But then they attack these crisis pregnancy centers that help mothers and children both through the pregnancy and after. If one were truly “pro-choice,” they wouldn’t be attacking people who choose to give birth. So many things that I used to see as political I now view as more spiritual. This is demonic.

    The “pro-choice” people are in favor of the mother’s choosing; but only if her choice matches their pro-abortion dogma, so even their chosen name is a lie.

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  5. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    philo (View Comment):
    Too late now. A month ago was the time to do this…

    Why do you think there would have been less violence a month ago? They could  be rioting for months.

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  6. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    @SusanQuinn

    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):
    I have to ask you  to elucidate, though, on how this is a “no-win” situation for pro-lifers. 

    I don’t think it matters when the decision is made, earlier now or later. Rioters are gonna riot. Period.

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  7. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    @SusanQuinn

    Vance Richards (View Comment):
    ‘It is fair to say that there have been abortion centers that have been the targets of violence in the past, so what I would like to ask you is, would you be willing to also denounce similar acts of violence against them?” NEWS10’s Mikhaela Singleton asks.

    This idiotic comment from the post irritated me no end:

    ‘It is fair to say that there have been abortion centers that have been the targets of violence in the past, so what I would like to ask you is, would you be willing to also denounce similar acts of violence against them?’ NEWS10’s Mikhaela Singleton asks.

    No, Mikhaela, we want all pro-choice people to die. Sheesh.

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  8. tigerlily Member
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    @tigerlily

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    They try to mock pro-lifers by saying that they are not pro-life but just pro-birth. That they oppose abortion but don’t care about the life of the child or the mother. But then they attack these crisis pregnancy centers that help mothers and children both through the pregnancy and after. If one were truly “pro-choice,” they wouldn’t be attacking people who choose to give birth. So many things that I used to see as political I now view as more spiritual. This is demonic.

    Yep. Along these same lines, these crisis pregnancy centers are set up, run and funded by pro-life activists just like the Catholic Church has orphanages and so forth for mothers who are unable for one reason or another to raise their child. It is a calumny to claim that pro-life people do not care about people after they’re born.

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  9. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    @SusanQuinn

    tigerlily (View Comment):
    It is a calumny to claim that pro-life people do not care about people after they’re born.

    I wasn’t aware of this claim. It makes no sense! But very little about the pro-abortion movement does make sense.

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  10. Hartmann von Aue Member
    Hartmann von Aue
    @HartmannvonAue

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):
    I have to ask you to elucidate, though, on how this is a “no-win” situation for pro-lifers.

    I don’t think it matters when the decision is made, earlier now or later. Rioters are gonna riot. Period.

    Ah! In that respect, I think you are correct. 

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  11. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):
    I have to ask you to elucidate, though, on how this is a “no-win” situation for pro-lifers.

    I don’t think it matters when the decision is made, earlier now or later. Rioters are gonna riot. Period.

    Ah! In that respect, I think you are correct.

    I just wish we could figure out how to respond more aggressively to those who attack the clinics and churches. Clearly we won’t be able to count on the govt. to arrest and prosecute. 

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  12. Vance Richards Member
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    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    They try to mock pro-lifers by saying that they are not pro-life but just pro-birth. That they oppose abortion but don’t care about the life of the child or the mother. But then they attack these crisis pregnancy centers that help mothers and children both through the pregnancy and after. If one were truly “pro-choice,” they wouldn’t be attacking people who choose to give birth. So many things that I used to see as political I now view as more spiritual. This is demonic.

    Yep. Along these same lines, these crisis pregnancy centers are set up, run and funded by pro-life activists just like the Catholic Church has orphanages and so forth for mothers who are unable for one reason or another to raise their child. It is a calumny to claim that pro-life people do not care about people after they’re born.

    Because in the mind of the Left, “caring for people” means voting for government programs. Actually helping people doesn’t count.

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  13. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):
    Actually helping people doesn’t count.

    Not unless you are paying them on a regular basis.

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  14. Hartmann von Aue Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):
    I have to ask you to elucidate, though, on how this is a “no-win” situation for pro-lifers.

    I don’t think it matters when the decision is made, earlier now or later. Rioters are gonna riot. Period.

    Ah! In that respect, I think you are correct.

    I just wish we could figure out how to respond more aggressively to those who attack the clinics and churches. Clearly we won’t be able to count on the govt. to arrest and prosecute.

    In Democrat-controlled states, no. But in Republican states, more likely yes than no. How to get your government to respond more aggressively would be to get determined activists to convince them that they should. Through letters, calls, emails, protests, demonstrations, and giving them as much bad press as is needed. when they fail to prosecute anti-life vandals and violent criminals who attack pro-lifers. 

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  15. philo Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):
    Too late now. A month ago was the time to do this…

    Why do you think there would have been less violence a month ago? They could be rioting for months.

    Immediately after the leak they would have had to ramp up into the violence…expending time and energy. Now they are prepared…rent-a-mobs are ready, contractors are ready to drop off pallets of bricks and frozen water bottles, CNN knows exactly where and when to have the cameras rolling,  etc. 

    This is John Roberts’ poweder keg. The fuse was lit with the leak and the exact moment that fuse runs out has been crystal clear for quite some time. Expect maximum effect…lights, camera, action!

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  16. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    This is considered a religious conservative spaces.   Do cops even show up to these attacks?  Do they look for the people doing it or do they just fill out the forms for insurance purposes?  Wonder if insurance and other support services will stop supporting this stuff in the future?  

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  17. Buckpasser Member
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    @Buckpasser

    Never fear!  Merrick Garland (The Law Guy!) is on the case!

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  18. Jim McConnell Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):
    ‘It is fair to say that there have been abortion centers that have been the targets of violence in the past, so what I would like to ask you is, would you be willing to also denounce similar acts of violence against them?” NEWS10’s Mikhaela Singleton asks.

    This idiotic comment from the post irritated me no end:

    ‘It is fair to say that there have been abortion centers that have been the targets of violence in the past, so what I would like to ask you is, would you be willing to also denounce similar acts of violence against them?’ NEWS10’s Mikhaela Singleton asks.

    No, Mikhaela, we want all pro-choice people to die. Sheesh.

    You’ll notice that Ms Singleton doesn’t cite any acts of violence against pro-choice entities; she phrases it as a hypothetical.

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  19. Jim McConnell Member
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    @JimMcConnell

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):
    ‘It is fair to say that there have been abortion centers that have been the targets of violence in the past, so what I would like to ask you is, would you be willing to also denounce similar acts of violence against them?” NEWS10’s Mikhaela Singleton asks.

    This idiotic comment from the post irritated me no end:

    ‘It is fair to say that there have been abortion centers that have been the targets of violence in the past, so what I would like to ask you is, would you be willing to also denounce similar acts of violence against them?’ NEWS10’s Mikhaela Singleton asks.

    No, Mikhaela, we want all pro-choice people to die. Sheesh.

    You’ll notice that Ms Singleton doesn’t cite any acts of violence against pro-choice entities; she phrases it as a hypothetical.

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  20. Zafar Member
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    @Zafar

    Jane’s Revenge has a Weathermen vibe to it.

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  21. TBA Coolidge
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    @RobtGilsdorf

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):
    ‘It is fair to say that there have been abortion centers that have been the targets of violence in the past, so what I would like to ask you is, would you be willing to also denounce similar acts of violence against them?” NEWS10’s Mikhaela Singleton asks.

    This idiotic comment from the post irritated me no end:

    ‘It is fair to say that there have been abortion centers that have been the targets of violence in the past, so what I would like to ask you is, would you be willing to also denounce similar acts of violence against them?’ NEWS10’s Mikhaela Singleton asks.

    No, Mikhaela, we want all pro-choice people to die. Sheesh.

    Every time an abortion clinic was bombed or a doctor killed, Christians as individuals and aggregates fell all over themselves denouncing it (they are always the assumed perps). And not because they were trying to protect themselves. They did it because they saw and continue to see that kind of action as innately wrong. 

    Singleton cannot be unaware of this if she is in the news business. 

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  22. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    They try to mock pro-lifers by saying that they are not pro-life but just pro-birth. That they oppose abortion but don’t care about the life of the child or the mother. But then they attack these crisis pregnancy centers that help mothers and children both through the pregnancy and after. If one were truly “pro-choice,” they wouldn’t be attacking people who choose to give birth. So many things that I used to see as political I now view as more spiritual. This is demonic.

    Yep. Along these same lines, these crisis pregnancy centers are set up, run and funded by pro-life activists just like the Catholic Church has orphanages and so forth for mothers who are unable for one reason or another to raise their child. It is a calumny to claim that pro-life people do not care about people after they’re born.

    Ah, but Catholics et. al. don’t care in the approved manner. 

    And honestly, all they do is provide life-sustaining institutions out of their own pockets. 

    It’s not like they’re willing to do the hard work, like posting little icons on their Facebook profiles. 

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  23. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    philo (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):
    Too late now. A month ago was the time to do this…

    Why do you think there would have been less violence a month ago? They could be rioting for months.

    Immediately after the leak they would have had to ramp up into the violence…expending time and energy. Now they are prepared…rent-a-mobs are ready, contractors are ready to drop off pallets of bricks and frozen water bottles, CNN knows exactly where and when to have the cameras rolling, etc.

    This is John Roberts’ poweder keg. The fuse was lit with the leak and the exact moment that fuse runs out has been crystal clear for quite some time. Expect maximum effect…lights, camera, action!

    I don’t get why we don’t prosecute the people who do the dropping off. 

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  24. Percival Thatcher
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    @Percival

    TBA (View Comment):
    Singleton cannot be unaware of this if she is in the news business. 

    Never underestimate the dim-wittedness of the typical TV news creature.

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  25. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    @SusanQuinn

    TBA (View Comment):
    I don’t get why we don’t prosecute the people who do the dropping off. 

    Gosh, I guess we get there a little too late, huh? I remember seeing the pallets dropped off for the attackers. Funny how someone caught them in action, but no one arrested them.  . . .

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  26. Nanocelt TheContrarian Member
    Nanocelt TheContrarian
    @NanoceltTheContrarian

    State and local governments may  watch, but the federal government will celebrate, then likely investigate the pro-life centers for inciting the violence. Or just arrest the personnel at such centers on charges of inciting the violence.

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  27. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    It’s astounding to me that the Democrats insist that the overturning of Roe v. Wade will result in pro-lifers turning violent. Since when do people on the right engage in violence when they get what they want? No, it’s the left that’s violent, when they get what they want and when they don’t.

    But DHS, like every other government agency, is weaponized against the right. The Biden regime is evil.

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  28. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Susan Quinn: Many people are calling for the SCOTUS decision to be announced sooner rather than later, as if a decision will temper the violence. I don’t draw that conclusion at all. This is a no-win situation for the pro-life movement, particularly if SCOTUS rules against Roe. Whether the decision is made sooner or later, the pro-life movement will be targeted.

    “It has been said” – I don’t know if it’s correct or not – that if one of the justices should be killed before the decision is announced, the decision is automatically vacated and they have to do it again.

    That seems like one good reason to get it announced sooner rather than later.

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  29. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):
    I don’t get why we don’t prosecute the people who do the dropping off.

    Gosh, I guess we get there a little too late, huh? I remember seeing the pallets dropped off for the attackers. Funny how someone caught them in action, but no one arrested them. . . .

    The thing is, those pallets are purchased somewhere, and the trucks that drop them off have – I believe – specific machinery to handle the weight, and (more importantly) license plates that could be found on traffic cameras. 

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  30. Red Herring Coolidge
    Red Herring
    @EHerring

    Abortion is a violent action that takes a life. It exists in violence and death and it creates a culture of violence and death. It fits in nicely with everything else we know about the left.

    The left is violent. The left projects its behavior on us but if the left really thought we were as capable of violence as they are, would they be so bold?

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