(RoyalPatriot.com )- Media outlet Axios obtained a memo sent from the Department of Homeland Security that suggests the federal government is preparing for an increase in political violence once the final Supreme Court decision is handed down in the case that could ultimately overturn Roe v. Wade.
Some law enforcement agencies are currently investigating threats that have been made on social media. People have suggested storming the building of the Supreme Court or burning it down, as well as possibly even murdering court clerks and justices.
Other threats include potential attacks on abortion clinics and places of worship.
The memo, sent on May 13 by the intelligence arm of the DHS, said there have been threats that have already emerged following the leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion in the case. It further outlines these threats “are likely to persist and may increase leading up to and following the issuing of the Court’s official ruling.”
In addition, it reads:
“Some racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists’ embrace of pro-life narratives may be linked to the perception of wanting to ‘save white children’ and ‘fight white genocide.'”
While much of the violence surrounding the abortion issue has historically been linked with extremists on the anti-abortion side, the memo warns that this time around, extremists could also come from proponents of abortion rights.
As it explains:
“The mere advocacy of political or social positions, political activism, use of strong rhetoric, or generalized philosophic embrace of violent tactics does not constitute domestic violence extremism or illegal activity and is constitutionally protected.”
Axios reached out to DHS for comment on the memo. In response, a spokesperson told them DHS “is committed to protecting Americans’ freedom of speech and other civil rights and civil liberties, including the right to peacefully protest.
“DHS is also committed to working with our partners across every level of government and the private sector to share timely information and intelligence, prevent all forms of violence, and to support law enforcement efforts to keep our communities safe.”
Many wings of the federal government are already starting to mobilize in advance of the Supreme Court decision that could potentially strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision from the 1970s. If that were to happen, the decision as to whether to allow or restrict abortion would lie with individual states.
Violent acts were already anticipated, once the draft opinion was leaked. But, following the mass shooting in Buffalo last weekend that was racially motivated, some experts are saying there’s even more of a possibility now.
For example, risk management consultant Jonathan Wackrow, who once was a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service, said that shooting “complicated everything even more.”
“The attack in Buffalo actually has a measured impact on this Roe decision and how people will react to it. You see that people are willing to engage in the most violent acts in furtherance of that ideology.”
The Supreme Court is expected to hand down their final decision in the case sometime over the next month or so.