On a website called anarchistfederation.net, a post calling for expressing anger “out into the world and expressing it physically” was signed by “Jane’s Revenge.”
That post, titled “Jane’s Revenge — Night of Rage,” also calls for people to “come out after dark” and “make your anger known” on the night of the final ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Mississippi abortion case has the potential to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“To those who work to oppress us: If abortion isn’t safe, you aren’t either,” the post says. “We are everywhere.”
The words “Jane was here,” “Jane says revenge” or “Jane’s revenge” have recently been left at the scene of multiple vandalisms of pregnancy resource centers.
On June 3, the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center in Washington D.C. was vandalized with red paint and spray paint that said “Jane says revenge.”
In the early hours of May 25, Next Step Pregnancy Center in Lynnwood, Washington, was tagged with grafitti saying, “Jane’s revenge” and “If abortions aren’t safe, you aren’t either." At least five of its windows were smashed.
In Maryland, the Alpha Pregnancy Center in Reisterstown, northwest of Baltimore, was defaced with spray-painted threats May 14 including "If abortions aren't safe, neither are you,” "Not a clinic," and "You're anti-choice and not pro-life." Those messages were signed as being from "Jane's Revenge.”
On May 8 the headquarters of Wisconsin Family Action in Madison, Wisconsin, were set on fire and graffiti was left on the building that said, "If abortions aren't safe than you aren't either." The next day, Oregon Right to Life reported that Molotov cocktails were thrown at the organization’s offices in Keizer on May 8, igniting a small fire. The fire was quickly put out and no one was hurt.
Between May 7 and May 8, two women's resource centers, Woman to Woman Resource Center and Loreto House, were vandalized in Denton, Texas, near Dallas.
Joseph Bukuras is a journalist at the Catholic News Agency. Joe has prior experience working in state and federal government, in non-profits, and Catholic education. He has contributed to an array of publications and his reporting has been cited by leading news sources, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Catholic University of America. He is based out of the Boston area.