On Wednesday, the Department of Justice indicted 11 pro-life activists who protested outside an abortion clinic in Tennessee. The DOJ alleges that the group violated the FACE act, and physically prevented employees and at least one patient from entering the clinic.
Seven of the protestors have been charged with “conspiracy against rights secured by the FACE Act,” and four have been charged with committing FACE Act violations.
The federal FACE Act prohibits demonstrators from blocking access to abortion clinics.
The protestors charged with conspiracy face up to 11 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Those charged with FACE Act violations face up to one year in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
The DOJ reported that one of the protestors, Coleman Boyd, 51, had live-streamed part of the protest in which members of the group were shown “attempting to engage a patient and her companion,” and Boyd told his viewers that the patient was a “mom coming to kill her baby.”
While the DOJ hasn’t hesitated to move against pro-life advocates, they have taken no action against the 18 incidents of vandalism and arson committed against pro-life clinics and faith-based organizations by the radical, militant abortion group “Jane’s Revenge.”
Although the FBI previously claimed it was “investigating” the series of attacks, there has been no action taken against the pro-abortion group.