His organization released a report that collected threats and violence directed against abortion providers in 2022, which included more than 200 death threats, dozens of burglaries and four arsons, including one in Casper, Wyo.
“These incidents involve a real person with a real family and often real children, and each of these incidents means that every abortion care provider and every patient trying to can access abortion care live in fear,” said Camp.
Camp said the attacks since the Dobbs decision reminded him of attacks on abortion clinics and providers, beginning in the 1970s, which included arson, butyric acid, anthrax attacks and murder.
“For decades, abortion providers and their patients have faced increasing harassment and violence; post-Dobbs world, that atmosphere is intensifying. And the FACE Act and the protections it offers, are very critical,” Camp said.
Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs last year, the 1994 law has gained prominence. The Justice Department has launched several prosecutions, including a February indictment against eight defendants in Michigan for allegedly blocking an abortion clinic in 2020.