The organization released a statement regarding the cyberattack via Twitter on Monday.
“We apologize to those of you who have attempted to reach our web page today — we have been under constant cyberattack by those who most likely promote and profit from abortion. The truth will always prevail,” National Right to Life tweeted.
— National Right to Life (@nrlc) June 27, 2022
On June 24, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which overturned Roe v. Wade. The high court ruled 6-3 in favor of a Mississippi law which banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, though only 5 of the justices took it one step further and voted to overturn Roe, returning the issue of abortion to the states. The sixth, Chief Justice John Roberts, issued a concurring opinion which stated that he would have chosen to uphold the Mississippi abortion ban while keeping Roe in place.
Following that Supreme Court decision, leftists have been up in arms, with many pro-abortion lawmakers and activists decrying the ruling as a “dark day” for the country.
Protests erupted across the nation, with many escalating to violence, and some radical pro-abortion activists soon began to call for action to be taken against pro-life groups.
On Monday, a Twitter account with the name “Lorian Synaro” lamented the Supreme Court’s decision, promising cyberattacks against pro-life organizations.
“The US supreme court decision to overturn #RoeVsWade is dangerous and unacceptable. This decision puts millions of American women at risk. It is the direct result of the rise of reactionary and ultra-conservative forces in all spheres of society,” the account tweeted.
“We must fight once, and for good the reactionary forces and ultra-conservative organizations who aim to control women’s bodies and freedom. #Anonymous has always been fighting for women’s rights and will be once again fighting those who have declared war on women,” the account added in a subsequent tweet. “Anti-choice organizations will be attacked daily to ensure they have no safe space on the internet. We want revenge on behalf of the millions of women whose lives will be impacted by the decision of the supreme court. We want revenge. We want #JanesRevenge!”
Anti-choice organizations will be attacked daily to ensure they have no safe space on the internet. We want revenge on behalf the millions of women whose life will be impacted by the decision of the supreme court. We want revenge. We want #JanesRevenge!#OpJane reengaged.
— Lorian Synaro (@LorianSynaro) June 27, 2022
The “Lorian Synaro” account later sent out a celebratory tweet about the National Right to Life website going down, noting that it was “just the beginning.”
“National Right to Life, one of the largest anti-choice organizations in the U.S. has been taken offline. This is just the beginning. We want Jane’s revenge!” the tweet read.
The pro-life site apparently started working again at some point after that, but “Lorian Synaro” tweeted on Tuesday that “It has been taken offline again now.”
It has been taken offline again now.
— Lorian Synaro (@LorianSynaro) June 28, 2022
The pro-abortion account sent out another tweet on Wednesday once again celebrating taking down the pro-life website.
“The National Right to Life organization website is offline since 48+ hours! This is Jane’s revenge. We will not stop. To all the anti-choice organizations: Be ready to suffer the consequences of your actions. #Anonymous #OpJane #JanesRevenge #RoeVsWade,” the account tweeted on Wednesday.
The National Right to Life organization website is offline since 48+ hours! This is Jane's revenge. We will not stop.
— Lorian Synaro (@LorianSynaro) June 29, 2022
As of Friday evening, the site is back up and running.