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ABC News and Bloomberg promoted an abortion group’s report warning about a rise in violence against abortion providers Friday, as the Supreme Court is poised to rule on a pivotal abortion case.
The National Abortion Federation's ("NAF") report cited by the media outlets found abortion clinics' reports of assault and battery outside of clinics rose 128% in 2021 from the previous year, while stalking rose 600% from 2020.
Neither ABC nor Bloomberg mentioned the recent attacks against pro-life pregnancy clinics that are being investigated by the FBI as domestic terrorism.
NAF spokesperson Melissa Fowler told ABC that abortion providers were facing a "coordinated campaign" of threats from the other side.
ABC also touted claims that there was a connection between pro-life violence and January 6 rioters. The Jan. 6 House Select Committee is set to resume hearings in July.
"The report also draws specific attention to the Jan. 6 insurrection, as NAF has found that many of those known to commit violence and disruption against abortion clinics have also been found to have been a part of the riots at the Capitol in early 2021," the article read.
Another activist told ABC that the violent tactics she witnessed from Jan. 6 rioters was just like what she witnessed from pro-lifers outside abortion clinics.
"We were so familiar with the tactics that we saw. The bu... (Read more)