Over 200 House Democrats voted to not condemn repeated terrorist attacks against pro-life groups, churches, and pregnancy centers that have taken place after a leaked draft opinion revealed that the Supreme Court was planning to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Lawmakers voted Wednesday on whether or not to pass H. Res. 1233, a resolution meant to convey “the sense of the House of Representatives condemning the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches.” It passed in a 222-208 vote — with nearly every single Democrat opposed.
The text explicitly “condemns recent attacks of vandalism, violence, and destruction against pro-life facilities, groups, and churches” and also calls for the current administration “to use all appropriate law enforcement authorities to uphold public safety and to protect the rights of pro-life facilities, groups, and churches.”
BREAKING: Almost every single House Democrat just voted AGAINST an official resolution "condemning the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches." pic.twitter.com/OA20bB3cqA
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 11, 2023
The three Democrats who voted “yes” on the proposal were Reps. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-WA).
A minimum of 78 pro-life groups and 108 churches have faced attacks by pro-abortion activists since the aforementioned draft opinion was leaked in May, according to trackers from Catholic Vote. Examples of these unfortunate events included firebombings and vandalism, with written threats such as, “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you.”
American Journalist Tim Pool covered some of these attacks in a broadcast of his show, “Timcast” last year:
Law enforcement has made no arrests in connection to any of the incidents mentioned in H. Res. 1233 thus far, Freedom Press reports.
Numerous Democrats, including the progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), have refused to condemn or even acknowledge the attacks.
Democrats reportedly justified their lack of condemnation for the attacks by saying the measure does not cover attacks against pro-abortion groups.
“Assaults on abortion clinics increased 128% last year over 2020,” alleges an email by Democrat Whip Katherine Clark, apparently reporting data out of the National Abortion Federation.
Planned Parenthood appeared to agree; the pro-abortion organization asserted that the proposal discounts “threats of violence against abortion providers & patients.”
TODAY, anti-abortion members of Congress are voting on 2 dangerous bills that:
❌Spread misinformation about abortion
❌Ignore threats of violence against abortion providers & patients
Demand Congress reject these bills: https://t.co/7vdiXE34SS
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) January 11, 2023
Reports by The Daily Signal indicate that the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division will not disclose if it will be pursuing charges against the attackers of pro-life centers and groups under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act — which “prohibits threats of force, obstruction and property damage intended to interfere with reproductive health care services,” and also prohibits “intentionally damaging or destroying the property of a place of religious worship.”
The legislation guarantees protection to pro-life pregnancy centers, churches, and abortion clinics alike.