Nearly six months after the firebombing of a pro-life pregnancy crisis centre in New York State the FBI has released surveillance video of the attack.
It has also offered a A$37,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.
The centre is run by the Compass Care network whose CEO Jim Harden is cynical about the FBI’s motives.
“Let’s not be too hasty to sing praises to the FBI,” he said in a statement.
The Christian Post notes the response comes just days after Republican lawmakers accused the FBI of politicisation and abusing its powers against pro-life groups and individuals.
Mr Harden suggests the move could also be damage control before the Republicans take control of the House of Representatives in the US Congress.
“This may be nothing more than an attempt to appear even-handed, bolstering their reputation ahead of more investigations by the House Judiciary Committee into the FBI’s abdication of duty to investigate violence against pro-life organisations,” he said.
“If they are serious about finding the perpetrators, they will offer a reward for each of the 150 pro-life organisations that have been attacked.”
That would bring the total reward to around A$5.6 million.
Multiple pregnancy crisis centres and churches suffered varying degrees of vandalism following last May’s leak of the US Supreme Court’s decision to overrule the Roe v. Wade precedent on abortion rights
Jane’s Revenge, a group of pro-abortion activists who have taken credit for multiple acts of vandalism against pro-life organisations nationwide, appeared to claim credit for the attack.
The individuals behind the group and the attack itself remain unknown.