November 16, 2022

FBI Releases Video of Arson Attack Against New York Pregnancy Center

On November 14, the FBI released video and photos of the arson attack made by pro-abortion activists against CompassCare Pregnancy Services in New York. The FBI also announced a $25,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the arsonists. The announcement notes that the arsonists could be charged with a violation of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.

The FACE Act has been used recently by the Biden administration to press charges against pro-life activists with alarming frequency. There have not been any notable arrests connected to the barrage of attacks made by pro-abortion extremists since a draft version of the Dobbs decision leaked from the US Supreme Court this summer.

The FBI footage shows two masked vandals exiting a Dodge Dart, smashing the windows of the pregnancy clinic, and throwing something at the building. Clinic CEO Jim Harden expressed frustration that the FBI only released 18 seconds of the 90-second-long video that he has been trying to retrieve from police for several months.

Further, the FBI censored the video by covering the license plate number on the car. Harden was told by the FBI that the video was censored because “there’s key information in the video that they want to withhold from the public so that when they finally do get information leading to an arrest, the lack of information provided in the video can corroborate the testimony given by the person who’s giving the information about the perpetrators.”