GOP senators urge DOJ, DHS to take action to prevent abortion-related extremist violence after Roe overturned

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EXCLUSIVE: Top Senate Republicans are demanding action by the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security after the Supreme Court ruled Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, which is likely to prompt abortion-related activist violence across the country.

The Supreme Court ruled Friday in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Last month, a leaked draft opinion which indicated the court would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that established a federal right to an abortion, led to attacks on pro-life centers and threats to the conservative justices.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, ranking member on the and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committees write to Attorney General Merrick Garland and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in a Thursday letter to step up take action to protect justices and places of worship in light of the decision.

"Over the past few weeks, in the wake of the unprecedented leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion, there has been a disturbing rise in threats against Supreme Court Justices and the Court itself. Justices have had their addresses published online, have been subjected to illegal pressure campaigns at their family homes, and one Justice was even the victim of an attempted assassination," write the senators.

Last week, an armed man was charged with the attempted murder of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. He had told detectives he was upset over the leaked draft opinion.

The senators continue in their letter to cite a violent pro-choice extremist group, "Jane's Revenge," which has promised a "NIGHT OF RAGE" if the court overturns Roe v. Wade.

The group, which previously called for an "open season" against pro-life centers and ha... (Read more)