The FBI office charged with investigating terrorism has said it intends to question the national director of a chain of crisis pregnancy centers. 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.
Agents of the Joint Domestic Terrorism Task Force told Chris Slattery, national director of Expectant Mother Care (EMC) FrontLine Pregnancy Centers, only that they wanted to meet him “for a mutually beneficial relationship.”
“In other words, if I don't meet with them, it will not be beneficial for me,” Slattery told LifeSiteNews.com. “I'm not sure what I'm going to get out of it,” he joked.
The questioning comes as New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has subpoenaed the groupfor 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. (See related story.)
Currently EMC is poised to expand crisis pregnancy centers into 10 states, including Washington, D.C.
Federal agents pressed to meet Slattery last Friday but rescheduled when he insisted that one of his attorneys be present. Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice has agreed to represent him at a national level, and Christopher Ferrara of the American Catholic Lawyers Association has agreed to act as his local counsel.
The meeting will probably be held next week, Slattery said.
“I thank God for the FBI,” Slattery said, noting their good work fighting crime and legitimate terrorism. “But if the president orders them to do something, they have to do it.”
“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 said.
This is not surprising to anyone with sense.
When the IRS is used to squelch opposition, when the administration seizes the phone records of AP reporters, when they target Fox News reporter James Rosen as a co-conspirator in a leak investigation, you can't be surprised that the most pro abortion administration in the history of this country would use the long arm of the law to intimidate crisis pregnancy centers.
We elected a radical who promised to fundamentally transform the country.
He's doing his best to keep that promise.