“If Abortions Aren’t Safe, You’re Not Either”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner

A poster that has allegedly been seen around Washington, DC, and is consistent with several recent attacks on pro-life clinics was sent to me by my husband on Wednesday as we were putting the paper together. I wish it was a horrible, phony photo-shopped attempt to get a rise out of conservatives, but according to the things I have read, the group “sponsoring” the no doubt upcoming “Night of Rage” is none other than Jane’s Revenge; they are real, and they ain’t playin’.

“You said you’d riot,” is the taunt fomenting out of the souls of these women who, from every legal standard that is usually used for this kind of thing, qualify handsomely as domestic terrorists. I can’t help but wonder what happened to them long ago to make them this unhinged? To possibly underscore my point, why would women stage an attack on a pro-life center on Mother’s Day, for crying out loud, when “sisterhood” (as we were told back in 1970) is at least supposed to be “powerful”? My reference is to the May 8th arson and vandalism attack on the Madison, Wisconsin, headquarters of Wisconsin Family Action. There have been several in several states, and they are caught on security cameras. And here we have been told for years that it is only looney pro-lifers that bomb clinics!

So, who is Jane, and why does she, he, they want revenge? According to an article written by Kevin J. Jones, “Jane” was originally an outfit known as the Jane Collaborative in Chicago in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s that made it possible for over 11,000 illegal abortions to be performed. Apparently, there was even a connection to the Mob and abortions in Chicago. They defied the legislature that outlawed abortion openly and with impunity.

And…they’re back! They want to facilitate the killing of pre-born children with no restriction and no consequence. They think that other pro-abortion groups that are less radical are “demure.” In their recent manifesto where they declared “open season” on pro-life organizations, they asserted that “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.” And there, dear reader is the heart of the matter. When a group says it answers to no one else, it assures its own demise, and it will eventually implode.

I lived in Iraq for three years, and from time-to-time various jihadist factions would attack other Al-Qaeda factions because they weren’t committed enough to the cause of eliminating the presence of the infidels. But I swear, Al-Qaeda of any persuasion never used the terms “easy and fun” when it came to terrorism!

What is not at all surprising is the “loud level of crickets” when it comes to the current administration’s response to this stuff. So far, they seem to insist on being silent about Jane’s Revenge and the numerous attacks the group calls “easy and fun.” God knows there have been horrible incidents where innocent men, women, and children have died in the last few weeks, and their demise deserves to be grieved over and grappled with. But if “Jane” actually ends up killing anyone, can we count on the introduction of “anti-Molotov cocktail” legislation to keep us safe? I doubt it.