The PJ Tatler

Why is the FBI's Terrorism Unit Pestering Pro-Life Groups?

Is it now official US government dogma that being pro-life makes one a likely terrorist? That seems absurd, until we recall that the Obama Department of Homeland Security cast veterans and advocates of limited government as potential terrorists. That was in 2009, and was followed in 2010 by the IRS abusing groups that advocate limited government.

NEW YORK, May 29, 2013 ( – The FBI office charged with investigating terrorism has said it intends to question the national director of a chain of crisis pregnancy centers. The development is the latest in what pro-life activists have charged is a pattern of intimidation on the part of the Obama administration against pro-life activists.

Agents of the Joint Domestic Terrorism Task Force told Chris Slattery, national director of Expectant Mother Care (EMC) FrontLine Pregnancy Centers, only that they wanted to meet him “for a mutually beneficial relationship.”

“In other words, if I don’t meet with them, it will not be beneficial for me,” Slattery told “I’m not sure what I’m going to get out of it,” he joked.

Hm. Just yesterday, AG Eric Holder “offered” to meet with news media executives, off the record, to discuss his Justice Department’s snooping on reporters at the AP and Fox. When the New York Times refused the off-the-record meeting on press freedom, the Democratic National Committee’s mouthpiece tweeted that they would “forfeit” their right to “gripe.” The AP and CNN, by the way, have also decided to “forfeit” their right to “gripe,” and won’t attend Holder’s off-the-record meeting on media freedom.

I bring that up to note the pattern. The FBI is part of the Justice Department. This proposed meeting with pro-life leaders looks like another of those “Let’s meet or you’ll forfeit your right to gripe” moves.

Slattery, the pro-life leader, sees another parallel in the FBI’s query of him.

“I thank God for the FBI,” Slattery said, noting their good work fighting crime and legitimate terrorism. “But if the president orders them to do something, they have to do it.”

“I do know they have been used by attorney generals in the past for surveillance of domestic troublemakers and communists, and now we are the communists of the modern-day, the domestic ‘people of interest,’” he said.

The rate of federal questions, and allegations of surveillance, of pro-life activists have led many leaders to conclude the Obama administration is gathering intelligence on the pro-life movement.

FBI agents questioned Andy Moore, the founder of and the incoming director of online communications at Americans United for Life, last July after Southwest Women’s Surgery Center, a Dallas abortion facility, complained that Moore used a bullhorn during a peaceful protest.

Moore said they raised the possibility the Obama administration might deport the pro-life activist back to his native New Zealand if he did not name the names of other pro-life activists.

They also reportedly asked, “What affiliations do you have, including church groups” and other pro-life groups?

“If the president orders them to do it…” President Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion president in American history, a strong ally of abortion mill lobbyist Planned Parenthood and, during his time in the Illinois Senate, an advocate of infanticide. Just what is this radical ordering the FBI to do to pro-life groups and their leaders? A reasonable interpretation is that he’s using his remaining years in office to silence and stamp out the right-to-life movement.

h/t Weasel Zippers