Authorities in Nebraska Investigate Letters Tied to a Far-Left Group that Allegedly Threatened to ‘Shoot’ Pro-Lifers

Omaha, Nebraska authorities are investigating two threatening letters allegedly tied to pro-abortion radical group Jane’s Revenge sent to a local Christian church and Catholic-affiliated center. 

“If our right to abortion in Bellevue is taken away due to the attempt to pass an abortion ban, and it gets passed, we will shoot up your Newman Center with our new AR-14 rifles. Sincerely, Jane’s Revenge,” was allegedly written in a note found near the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Scott Campus, outside the John Paul II Newman Center. 

Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life president, posted a photo of the note on Twitter saying, “Jane’s Revenge threatens to shoot pro-lifers.” 

Students for Life members were meeting at the Catholic-affiliated center “to strategize about how to use @studentsforlife’s Campaign for Abortion Free Cities to shut down the late-term abortion facility in the state,” said the Twitter thread posted by Hawkins. 

Members passed the note on to authorities. The University of Nebraska at Omaha Public Safety’s office posted on social media that it had been “alerted to a threat of violence against the John Paul II Newman Center” and asked the public to come forward with any information or tips on the case. 

The note was addressed to Reverend Dan Andrews, director of the Newman Center. “This obviously causes us great concern,” said Andrews of the message. “Our number one priority is the safety of our students.”

Later the same day, another note was found at Christ Community Church in Omaha. 

“Friends, earlier today, CCC staff found a threatening note taped to an outside door at CCC. The note claims to be from the abortion rights extremist group, Jane’s Revenge, and makes threats against our Lead Minister and the church relating to an abortion policy discussion taking place in the City of Bellevue,” said Christ Community Church in a message to members of the church over the weekend.

“At least one other Omaha church received a similar letter. We took the threats seriously and filed a report with the City of Omaha Police Department and are cooperating with their ongoing investigation,” continued the message. Lieutenant Neal Bonacci from the Omaha Police Department said police responded around 5:15 p.m. Saturday to Christ Community Church. According to Bonacci, the note cited Jane’s Revenge and threatened violence.

Christ Community Church is located around five miles from the Newman Center. Bonacci said the police are working closely with local and federal authorities to determine if the threats are credible.

“We take any threat of violence serious and will continue to do our due diligence to ensure a thorough investigation,” said Bonacci. 

An Omaha Police Department spokesperson confirmed that “we responded to a report of a threatening note left at Christ Community Church and are currently investigating.”

According to the church, despite the threat, all events will continue, with the police department providing additional patrols at the church. 

Recent study: Twenty-two times more attacks against pro-life groups since May

In a recent study conducted by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), researchers found that since the early May release of the SCOTUS draft opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade, there were 22 times more attacks against pro-life groups.

The CPRC research team discovered 135 attacks against pro-life supporters and organizations between May 3 and September 24 this year, compared to six attacks on supporters and pro-choice groups. 

Attacks on pro-life organizations, supporters, and centers exploded quickly following the May leak. In June, Jane’s Revenge declared “open season” on pro-lifers and took credit for some attacks. 

“From here forward, any anti-choice group who closes their doors and stops operating will no longer be a target. But until you do, it’s open season, and we know where your operations are,” said a June 14 letter from Jane’s Revenge.