Threat Actor Profile - Jane's Revenge
The pro-abortion extremist group with suspected anarchist ties
Jane’s Revenge is an extremist pro-abortion rights group based in the U.S. that came to prominence in mid-2022 following the leak of a draft of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. It is believed that the name Jane’s Revenge was selected as a reference to the Jane Collective - a 1960’s underground activist group that facilitated clandestine abortion services during a time when abortion was illegal.
The group has been tied to several violent acts of destruction targeting crisis pregnancy centers, pro-life organizations, and a Republican Congressional office.
It is believed that Jane’s Revenge operates without a centralized leadership structure, instead relying on small cells and lone actors to carry out acts in its name. The group has endorsed the creation of “autonomously organized self-defense networks” to confront “misogynistic violence directly.”1
The group has released communiqués, claiming responsibility for several attacks and issuing further calls to action. The posts feature terminology popular amongst anarchist violent extremists and express explicit support for those involved who claim to be anarchists.
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