Abortion ruling triggers ‘violent extremism’ warning — Analysis

The repeal of Roe v. Wade is ‘likely’ to stoke violent unrest in the United States, the DHS’s intelligence wing said

US Department of Homeland Security predicts a rise in “domestic violent extremism”According to Axios’ memo, this was in reaction to the Supreme Court decision that overturned federal abortion protections. 

The DHS’s intelligence unit issued a message to law enforcement agencies, first responders and “private sector partners” on Friday warning of renewed violence over the Roe v. Wade decision, which has already triggered protests in the nation’s capital and other cities across the country. 

The Supreme Court Justices are included as well as other officials of government. “those most at risk,” the memo added, pointing to acts of violence by pro-abortion group ‘Jane’s Revenge,’ as well as an alleged plot to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who voted to overturn the landmark abortion case on Thursday.

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Hospitals that offer abortions “reproductive health care facilities”And “faith-based organizations”They were named as potential targets by violent actors from both sides of this controversial topic. DHS also noted arson attacks that had been perpetrated by certain groups and cited “at least 11 incidents of vandalism threatening violence targeting religious facilities perceived as being opposed to abortion.”

“Americans’ freedom of speech and right to peacefully protest are fundamental constitutional rights. Those rights do not extend to violence and other illegal activity,”A spokesperson for the department told Axios that DHS was also involved. “will continue working with our partners across every level of government to share timely information and to support law enforcement efforts to keep our communities safe.”

Homeland Security frequently issues warnings about potential violence over political causes – repeatedly raising concerns over those opposed to Covid-19 mandates after the pandemic kicked off in 2020 – and released a National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin which discussed possible unrest over the Roe v. Wade decision earlier this month.

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