The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to arrests in a series of raids targeting reproductive health facilities across the country.
According to the FBI, there were at least 10 unsolved attacks on reproductive health facilities nationwide last year, from Kaiser, Oregon, to Amherst, New York, last year.
“Today’s announcement reflects the FBI’s commitment to vigorously investigate crimes against pregnancy resource centers, religious organizations and reproductive health clinics across the country,” FBI Director Christopher Frey said in a statement released by the bureau. “We will continue to work closely with our national, state and local law enforcement partners to hold accountable anyone who uses extremist views to justify their criminal actions.”
Clinics providing abortion care and anti-abortion centers were apparently set on fire and some buildings were damaged, according to the Justice Department.
“If abortion is not safe, neither are you,” the suspect wrote on the building of the anti-abortion group Life Choices in Longmont, Colorado, in June 2022. The FBI offered a $10,000 reward in December when the same message was written at A church in Atlanta.
In another example, according to the FBI, “surveillance video captured two unidentified suspects throwing Molotov cocktails at the front door of a medical building used by Planned Parenthood in Costa Mesa, California,” the warrant said.
The FBI issued a reward this week following a suspected arson attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in central Illinois.