Department of Homeland Security Names Pro-Abortion, Pro-Life Activists on List of Domestic Violent Extremist Groups

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A report declassified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reported and named pro-life and pro-abortion activists on a list of domestic violent extremist groups.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security listed last week that Abortion-related domestic (DVEs) domestic violent extremists, defined as “DVEs with ideological agendas in support of pro-life or pro-choice beliefs” were listed as one of the categories of domestic violent extremists identified by the intelligence community. The report maintained that advocacy of political or social positions, political activism and the “use of strong rhetoric may not constitute violent extremism, and may be constitutionally protected.” 

The Director of National Intelligence also found “domestic violent extremists (DVEs) who are motivated by a range of ideologies and galvanized by recent political and societal events in the United States pose an elevated threat to the homeland in 2021.”

DVE lone offenders continue to disruption challenges because of their capacity for independent radicalization to violence, ability to mobilize discretely, and access to firearms, the report concluded.

Here are a few examples from extremists.

George Tiller was a physician from Wichita, Kansas — he performed late-term abortions, and was killed by Scott Roeder, an anti-abortion extremist. Eileen Orstein Janezic shot pro-life activist minister Jerry Simon through his living room window. Robert Dear opened fire on a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing three people.

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—By Corine Gatti-Santillo

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