A memo issued in May by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on abortion protesters warned that in the wake of the leak of the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, abortion rights extremists “on both sides” merit scrutiny.
Bill Donohue responded by saying, “There is no evidence upon which this unwarranted accusation can be made. If anything, not counting the violence that defines the conduct of abortion clinics, it is pro-abortion extremists who have historically driven most of the violence.”
We could find only one case where a pro-life protester engaged in violence since the leak took place. That was when Michael Merritt Graham was arrested at the state Capitol of Arizona on May 3rd for punching another person at a rally attended by protesters on both sides.
The DHS is playing politics. Its contrived moral equivalency game tells us a great deal about its mindset. Not all abortion protesters are equal.