Democrats have blocked a resolution that would have condemned the violence directed at churches by pro-abortion activists in recent months. Mike Johnson, (Rep), introduced House Resolution 1233, which would “express the sense of the House of Representatives condemning the recent attacks on pro-life facilities and churches.” The resolution noted that “since the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, individuals professing anti-life views have targeted, destroyed, or vandalized numerous pro-life facilities, and churches, to further their radical cause.” Johnson’s resolution would have declared that the House “recognizes the sanctity of life and the important role pro-life facilities, groups, and churches play in supporting pregnant women, infants, and families.”

The House subsequently approved the Respect for Marriage Act, which would codify same-sex marriage into federal law, accumulating support from all Democrats and 47 Republicans. Progressives have feared that the Dobbs decision could pave the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider other landmark Supreme Court rulings championed by Democrats, specifically those legalizing contraception nationwide and requiring all 50 states to recognize same-sex marriages. In a concurring opinion in Dobbs, Justice Clarence Thomas suggested that the court should “reconsider” the aforementioned cases and determine “whether other constitutional provisions guarantee” the “rights” created by those decisions other than the “legal fiction” of “substantive due process.” The majority opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, insisted that this decision concerns the constitutional right to abortion and no other right,”

Justice Alito added, “Nothing in this opinion should be understood to cast doubt on precedents that do not concern abortion.” Pro-abortion activists calling themselves Jane’s Revenge have taken credit for multiple acts of vandalism against churches and pro-life organizations, recently declaring “open season” on such groups. Johnson believes inaction from the House puts churches, pro-life groups and Supreme Court justices at risk. He criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for only bringing a bill to increase security for Supreme Court justices up for a vote after police arrested a man who admitted he wanted to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh but turned himself over to authorities. The bill unanimously passed the U.S. Senate and ultimately passed the House overwhelmingly six days after the assassination attempt.

“Radical leftists were emboldened by the inaction of this body in the aftermath of the leaked opinion,” Johnson said. “When will this body stand up against the mob? When will we restore law and order?” Johnson claims that pro-choice elected officials have done the exact opposite. On multiple occasions since the release of the Dobbs decision, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, has echoed the calls from Jane’s Revenge, demanding that pro-life pregnancy centres be shut down. Most recently, Warren maintained that such organizations “are there to fool people who are looking for pregnancy termination help.” Many pro-life pregnancy centres are staffed by licensed medical professionals and provide things like pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, prenatal care, cancer screenings and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases.

Many also provide families with diapers, wipes, baby formula, baby food, clothing and other supplies. Heidi Matzke, the executive director of Alternatives Pregnancy Centre in Sacramento, California, told the Senate Judiciary Committee last week that her clinic has recently spent up to $150,000 to improve security measures. “Our clinic is one of 3,000 pregnancy care centres across America,” Matzke said. “Each year, hundreds of thousands come to our clinics looking for free medical care, emotional support and practical resources that will enable them to carry their pregnancies to term.”

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