Standing for Life in a Pro-Death Culture

Date: January 17, 2023
Host: Jim Schneider
​Guest: Pastor Jim Harden
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Pastor Jim Harden is president and CEO of CompassCare Pregnancy Services in New York.  Jim pioneered the first measurable and repeatable medical model in the pregnancy center movement, helping hundreds of centers nationwide become more effective at reaching more women and saving more babies from abortion.  He’s written extensively on medical ethics, executive leadership, and pro-life strategy.

As many listeners may recall, there was an illegal leak of the full Supreme Court draft overturning Roe v. Wade on May 2nd of last year.  This leak sparked a pro-abortion crime wave that targeted pro-life organizations, pregnancy care centers and churches with arson via fire-bombs, extreme vandalism, death threats and more.  

The first fire-bombing of a pro-life organization occurred on May 8th in Madison, Wisconsin.  A group known as “Jane’s Revenge” took responsibility.  They communicated a 30 day ultimatum that pro-life pregnancy centers were to shut down or more of the same would happen.  

30 days later, CompassCare Pregnancy Services in Buffalo was attacked with multiple Molotov cocktails by multiple perpetrators.  It was all caught on video.  There was catastrophic damage and 2 firefighters were injured attempting to put out the blaze.

Now 7 months later, no one has been arrested.  Pastor Harden has been pushing the FBI hard on this as it appears they’re intentionally slow-walking this case and the Biden administration appears to be turning a blind eye as well.  On the plus side, the House Judiciary Committee is investigating the FBI for their failure to investigate crimes against pro-life individuals and organizations.

Eventually CompassCare had to hire their own private investigators.  In addition, they entered into a lawsuit against the Amherst (suburb of Buffalo) Police Department in order to get their video surveillance back.  Now they’re pressed for time because the window to file a civil suit against the perpetrators is closing.

In the meantime, other kinds of “attacks” have taken place as well.  For example, Pastor Harden explained how there’s been a coordinated effort to censor pro-life pregnancy centers on internet search engines so that women can’t find places like CompassCare.  There’s been an effort on the part of pro-abortion, political “bad actors” (like Elizabeth Warren) claiming that pro-life pregnancy centers are terrorizing women and that all such clinics need to be shut down.  Then there’s Hillary Clinton who recently compared pro-life individuals to Al-Qaeda.  

Why is it that someone who tried to start a fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Michigan was found and arrested within 4 days, yet authorities are slow-walking crimes against pro-life organizations and churches?  Hear Pastor Harden’s thoughts on the matter, and more pro-life news related to this case, when you review this edition of Crosstalk.

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