People Lash Out When Biden DOJ Gets 5 Pro-Life Activists Convicted
Anger erupted on Friday after the Department of Justice (DOJ) secured convictions against five pro-life activists for demonstrating at a controversial abortion clinic, which the DOJ argued violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, also known as the FACE Act.
Conservatives quickly erupted with anger over the case, because the activists — Lauren Handy, 28, John Hinshaw, 67, Heather Idoni, 61, William Goodman, 52, and Herb Geraghty, 25, — face 11 years behind bars and were thrown in jail to await their sentences. The activists also each face a $350,000 fine.
“From the beginning, this trial has been a sham with a completely biased pro-abortion judge who has made a mockery of our justice system,” Live Action founder Lila Rose said in a statement. “This decision will be appealed, and we demand it be overturned. These activists are heroes, and the Department of Justice has acted capriciously and illegitimately.”
Daily Wire host Michael Knowles said Wednesday on “The Michael Knowles Show” that these five pro-life demonstrators are “political prisoners.”
“The evil apparatchiks in Washington, DC, are imprisoning these five patriots for this simple act of demonstrating against abortion,” Knowles said. “These five pro-life activists demonstrated in defense of babies at an abortion mill, an infanticide factory, and for that they face more than a decade in prison.”
The Surgi-Clinic is particularly controversial due to recent undercover footage allegedly showing suspect practices by staffers, including making women take Xanax before meeting with an abortionist and giving final consent.
“Ms. Handy was there to prevent these horrific live-birth abortions, which does not violate the FACE Act,” said Thomas More Society Senior Counsel Martin Cannon. “However, she has become a victim of the merciless drive by Biden’s Department of Justice to prosecute those who are trying to protect preborn human beings. To add to that injustice, she was incarcerated when the true violence continues to be committed against innocent children.”
#ProLife activist Lauren Handy, who was convicted of conspiring to obstruct access to an abortion clinic, will appeal her conviction.
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) August 31, 2023