NEW: 11 Pro-Lifers Indicted by Federal Grand Jury For ‘Blocking Access’ to Tennessee Abortion Clinic
Eleven pro-lifers were indicted by a federal grand jury for blocking access to an abortion clinic in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee in March 2021.
The protesters were arrested last year for refusing to leave the abortion clinic during a pro-life demonstration (screen image below).
The protesters were arrested last year.
“Chester Gallagher, Heather Idoni, Calvin Zastrow, Coleman Boyd, Caroline Davis, Paul Vaughn, Dennis Green, Eva Edl, Eva Zastrow, James Zastrow and Paul Place were indicted for federal offenses in connection with an alleged reproductive health care clinic blockade in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, on March 5, 2021.” the DOJ announced on Wednesday.
“Gallagher, Idoni, Calvin Zastrow, Boyd, Davis, Vaughn and Dennis Green were charged with a civil rights conspiracy. All 11 defendants were charged with a Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE Act) offense.”
“If convicted of the offenses, the seven conspiracy defendants each face up to a maximum of 11 years in prison, three years of supervised release and fines of up to $350,000. The remaining five defendants face a year in prison, one year of supervised release and a fine of up to $10,000.” the DOJ said.
The Tennessean reported:
Eleven people face federal charges for their role in blocking the entrance of a Mount Juliet reproductive health clinic during an anti-abortion protest in 2021, including a Lebanon man who now faces a separate federal lawsuit for a July 2022 protest at the same clinic.
A federal grand jury indicted the 11 on violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which prohibits even temporary interference with reproductive health care services.
The group livestreamed their protest, which they called a “rescue,” outside the doors of the Mount Juliet carafem clinic on March 5, 2021, with several members physically blocking a patient and employee from accessing the clinic, according to court documents.
Seven people were charged with conspiracy against rights secured by the FACE Act and committing FACE Act violations.
Meanwhile BLM and Antifa terrorists are freely walking around after burning buildings to the ground, causing billions in damage and killing more than 20 people during the 2020 George Floyd riots.