DHS Listed Pro-Life Mothers as 'Radicalization Suspects,' Documents Reveal

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) categorized pro-life mothers as potential “radicalization suspects” in a violence prevention training guide issued shortly after Joe Biden took office, according to documents obtained by a legal watchdog.


An internal memo from DHS’s Office of Terrorism and Violence dated January 21st, 2021 outlines profiles of different domestic extremists, including a “middle-aged pro-life advocate.” The memo encourages trainees to engage in exercises that involve making “real-life decisions” to confront these situations.

“This is Ann, a resident of Elkville in rural America,” one profile reads. “Ann has always been religious but since the death of her mother, she’s become increasingly devout. She’s a regular in the small-town community, active in several church groups. While she has always been protective of her four kids, she has become increasingly more concerned about the welfare of other children including the unborn.”

The documents, obtained by American First Legal, instruct employees to contemplate potential approaches to address the hypothetical actions of a character named Ann. In the scenario, Ann raises the question of whether “the bible justifies violence in defense of life” during a prayer group gathering and refers to the mayor of her small town as a “baby killer” during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

In another scenario, the question arises as to whether a hairdresser should conduct research on pro-life groups mentioned by Ann or reach out to a sheriff for insights on when such behavior might become concerning.


Additional profiles outlined in the documents include “Courtney,” described as a “budding conspiracy theorist” who has developed an intense fixation on government conspiracy theories related to child abuse and trafficking. Another profile, “Pete,” is portrayed as an “Anti-gov/authority Abusive Parent/Stepdad,” often spotted frequenting the local bar and appearing unassuming.

The documents also reveal that the Department of Homeland Security had plans to capture a photograph of a family at the dinner table, aiming to highlight the idea that domestic terrorism can impact anyone while emphasizing the importance of collective efforts in its prevention.

America First Legal senior counselor and director of investigations, Reed Rubinstein, said in a statement that the documents show that the DHS is now “out of control” under the Biden administration.

“The Department of Homeland Security’s transformation into a domestic intelligence organization and a Stasi-like Deep State internal security apparatus is alarming,” he said. “It is a very long way from ‘see something, say something’ regarding an unattended suitcase at the airport to profiling patriotic and politically conservative Americans as abusive parents and domestic terrorists because they oppose abortion on demand and voted for former President Trump.”


The DHS has yet to comment on the findings.

The department has also faced increased scrutiny regarding its internal practices and targeting of conservatives, particularly surrounding the establishment and subsequent dissolution of its “Disinformation Governance Board,” with experts and watchdog groups raising concerns about a federal agency within DHS allegedly concealing evidence of its purported censorship practices.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which is a branch of the wider department, has also faced criticism for collaborating with major technology companies to identify and remove social media posts associated with elections, COVID vaccines, and various other topics categorized as mis-, dis-, and malinformation (MDM).


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