The FBI’s office that deals with terrorism says it wants to question Chris Slattery, national director of Expectant Mother Care FrontLine Pregnancy Centers, a chain of pro-life crisis pregnancy centers, Life Site News reported Wednesday.
According to agents, the FBI says it wants to meet with Slattery “for a mutually beneficial relationship.”
“In other words, if I don’t meet with them, it will not be beneficial for me,” Slattery said. “I’m not sure what I’m going to get out of it,” he joked.
“The development is the latest in what pro-life activists have charged is a pattern of intimidation on the part of the Obama administration against pro-life activists,” Ben Johnson reported.
But, Jason Howerton wrote at The Blaze, “why is the FBI office tasked with investigating domestic terrorism spending its time demanding a meeting with the director of a pro-life organization?”
The answer is unclear, but Johnson said that “New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has subpoenaed the group for not abiding by the standards of a consent agreement Slattery believed expired more than 20 years ago, as well as in relation to a question of some of its paperwork.”
Agents wanted to meet with Slattery last Friday, but rescheduled when he insisted one of his attorneys be present.
According to Johnson, Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice has agreed to represent him at the national level, and Christopher Ferrara of the American Catholic Lawyers Association has agreed to serve as his local counsel. The meeting is set for sometime next week.
“I do know they have been used by attorney generals in the past for surveillance of domestic troublemakers and communists, and now we are the communists of the modern-day, the domestic ‘people of interest,’” he told Life Site News.
Many leaders, Johnson said, believe the Obama administration is targeting the pro-life movement.
In 2010, Life Site News reported that agents of the FBI and Homeland Security attended a training seminar on alleged pro-life terrorism conducted by Planned Parenthood and other groups who have been in an ideological war with the pro-life movement for years.
“As recently as last November, Dr. Arlie Perliger, wrote a paper for West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) claiming that the ‘pro-life paradigm’ is a motivating factor in domestic terrorism,” Johnson wrote.
Of the report, John Fund wrote that it “manages to lump together every known liberal stereotype about conservatives between its covers.”
In February 2013, Judge Andrew Napolitano said that pro-life activists should be very concerned about some of the criteria the Obama administration uses to select Americans it can assassinate without a trial.
Nevertheless, Slattery says he’s not afraid of the FBI and plans to meet with them.
“I have nothing to hide. I’m not afraid of them,” he said.
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