McClain’s letter cites a tracker maintained by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) documenting more than 160 attacks against the Catholic Church, a number that has steadily risen since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24.
This includes “arson, statues beheaded, limbs cut, smashed, and painted, gravestones defaced with swastikas and anti-Catholic language and American flags next to them burned, and other destruction and vandalism,” the USCCB website states.
Earlier this year, CNA began tracking vandalism attacks against Catholic churches, pro-life pregnancy centers, maternity homes, and other pro-life organizations since the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade was leaked to the media in May. CNA has recorded 94 such incidents. CNA’s list does not include anti-Catholic crimes that do not have a clear pro-abortion intent.
The letter cites the DOJ’s refusal to acknowledge the “blatant acts of violence committed by groups such as…