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FBI offers $25,000 for information on attacks on reproductive health clinics and anti-abortion centers

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The FBI said that this initiative “reflects the determination” of the FBI to investigate all these cases and promised to prosecute anyone who uses extremist views to justify criminal acts.
The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a series of attacks on reproductive health care facilities across the country.

From Keizer, Oregon, to Amherst, New York, there were at least 10 attacks on reproductive health care facilities across the country last year, according to the FBI, that have yet to be resolved, the agency reported.

“Today’s announcement reflects the FBI’s commitment to aggressively investigate crimes against pregnancy resource centers, faith-based organizations and reproductive health clinics across the country,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a statement. statement issued by the office.

“We will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners at the national, state and local levels to hold accountable anyone who uses extremist views to justify their criminal actions,” he continued.

According to the Department of Justice, both clinics providing abortion services and anti-abortion centers were apparently set on fire, while some buildings were vandalized.

“If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you,” the suspects wrote at the Life Choices building, an anti-abortion organization in Longmont, Colorado, in June 2022. The FBI had offered a $10,000 reward in December when the same message was written. at a church in Atlanta.

In another case, according to the FBI, “two unknown suspects were captured on surveillance video throwing a Molotov cocktail at the front door of a medical building used by Planned Parenthood in Costa Mesa, California,” the wanted poster says.
The FBI bounty comes after a suspected arson attack at a Planned Parenthood clinic in central Illinois this week.

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