A Democratic member of Congress appeared to downplay attacks on churches after the Dobbs Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.
During Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on the FACE Act, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., got into an exchange with Arielle Del Turco, director of the Family Research Council’s Center for Religious Liberty, interrupting the witness and attempting to discredit her inclusion on the panel.
“There have been over 420 acts of hostility against pro-life pregnancy centers, is that correct?” Johnson asked, with Del Turco noting it was “against churches.”
Johnson asked what “relevance … acts of hostility against churches have when it comes to the assertions on this committee that there have been acts of violence against these so-called pro-life pregnancy centers.”
“Churches and houses of worship are also covered in the FACE Act, as well as abortion clinics and …,” Del Turco responded before being interrupted by Johnson again.
Johnson said he abhors “violence against anyone and anything,” but said Del Turco’s testimony was “good for another hearing, not this hearing.”
“Will the gentleman yield for just a moment?” Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., the subcommittee chairman interrupted, pointing out that the bill in the title of the hearing covers pro-life pregnancy centers.
Last week, a pro-life pregnancy center in Orlando, Florida, JMJ Pregnancy Center, was vandalized, the vandals leaving behind a beheaded chicken, another bird and a young lamb between 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday.
The attack on the JMJ Pregnancy Center comes as pro-life pregnancy centers across the country have been targeted by radical abortion activists.