Pro-Life Pediatricians Endure Cyberattack After Abortion Pill Victory

The pro-life organization that spearheaded the legal victory weeks ago over the abortion pill was hit with a wave of cyberattacks. A federal judge ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration erred when it approved a dangerous drug responsible for over half of the nation’s abortions.

The hackers went after the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) “key technology structures, databases, and our financial interests.”

The breach of security initially resulted in roughly 10,000 documents stored on Google Drive being revealed. These detailed documents featured information on the group’s donors and supporters.

It is difficult to imagine the motive being anything other than retribution for the group’s victory last month. It was successful in convincing a federal judge to halt the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of mifepristone, a drug commonly used in chemical abortions.

The series of targeted attacks was launched on April 24 as cybercriminals went after servers, email accounts, and social media accounts.

Some defenses were successful, but the Google Drive documents were immediately revealed and shared with a left-wing reporter at Wired. The hackers left a message on the site declaring that the American College of Pediatricians “is a fringe anti-LGBT hate group.”

It also declared that ACPeds “are not nice people, please take this private information belonging to them.”

In a despicable move, Wired revealed the hacked contents in an online article. The leftists took the pediatric organization to task for such extreme views as marriage is between a man and a woman, gender is assigned at birth and cannot be changed, and unborn children have a right to life.

And within mere days, hackers once again tried to access the group’s email distribution network.

ACPed Executive Director and board-certified pediatrician Dr. Jill Simons contacted the FBI and other law enforcement agencies over the attack. She called the incidents a “hate crime” intended to bully the organization into submission.

Simons told The Daily Signal that the criminal hackers “don’t want to debate us because they can’t beat us on the facts and the science. They can’t even beat us on common sense.”

Cyberattacks are just one way that valiant pro-life organizations were targeted after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Violent pro-abortion forces have committed firebombings and vandalism and even attempted to assassinate a sitting high court Justice.