The FBI has announced its intention to investigate a chain of crisis pregnancy centers in conjunction with the Joint Domestic Terrorism Task Force. Chris Slattery, national director of Expectant Mother Care Front Line Pregnancy Centers has been “invited” to meet with the task force. This appears to be part of a nationwide effort to intimidate pro-life organizations. If you recall, back in 2009 Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Nepolitano, claimed that opponents of abortion are likely to engage in extremist activities. Since then there has been long history of federal intimidation of pro-life activists. For example, Susan Pine was harassed by the federal government for protesting outside a Florida abortion clinic. The feds went so far as to file federal criminal charges against her. The persecution of Ms. Pine lasted two years and was so extreme that a federal court ordered the Justice Department to pay Ms. Pine over $120,000 in attorney fees after she was acquitted.