The Radical Left likes to pretend that their fight for abortion is all about protecting women’s rights.
But everyone knows that the Biden administration and their Democrat colleagues are pure evil.
Now their true agenda has been put on full display in a recent move to punish pro-life activists.
“A peaceful demonstration by entirely peaceable citizens”
In the fall of 2022, pro-life activist Paul Vaughn was indicted along with 10 other people accused of blocking an entrance to an abortion clinic in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.
The defendants had gathered at the clinic in March of 2021 to pray and “witness to life” for women entering the clinic.
Seven of the demonstrators were charged with conspiracy under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.
The Thomas More Society, a law firm specializing in religious freedom, quickly took up the case to defend the pro-life protestors.
“This was a peaceful demonstration by entirely peaceable citizens—filled with prayer, hymn singing, and worship—oriented toward persuading expecting mothers not to abort their babies,” Senior Counsel Steve Crampton said in a statement.
But the Biden Department of Justice couldn’t let Vaughn and his codefendants be portrayed as “peaceable.”
Biden is trying to “intimidate and punish” pro-life advocates
“These defendants knowingly chose to violate laws they disagreed with,” U.S. Attorney Henry C. Leventis said in a statement.
Now Vaughn and five other pro-life activists are facing over ten years in prison and a fine of up to $260,000.
“The jury’s verdict today is a victory for the rule of law in this country and a reminder that we cannot pick and choose which laws we follow,” the prosecutor said.
Leventis described the jury verdict as a “testament to the outstanding work done in this case by the trial team and our law enforcement partners.”
But the attorney representing the pro-life activists said that the Biden administration was simply trying “to intimidate and punish Paul and other pro-life people and people of faith.”
“The government attempted to paint Paul as willfully deceiving the police during the gathering at the Mt. Juliet prayer event, despite witness testimony from a police negotiator who testified that Paul had been both helpful, collaborative, and peaceful,” Crampton said in a statement.
“Pro-Abortion Democrats will stop at nothing to protect the abortion industry…”
The use of the FACE Act to prosecute pro-life protestors is nothing new in the Biden administration—but it is far from the original purpose of the law.
The Act was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1994 in response to violence that was occurring at abortion clinics—not for peaceful protestors.
Clinton specifically cited “incidents of arson” and other physical “attacks” when he signed the FACE Act.
This incident at Mt. Juliet was far from a violent demonstration and in no way amounted to felony charges.
But the current administration had to make an example of it.
Susan B. Anthony (SBA) Pro-Life America was quick to respond to the charges in October of 2022.
“Pro-Abortion Democrats will stop at nothing to protect the abortion industry that spends millions to elect them while demonizing pro-life advocates working to save lives and turning a blind eye to violence against them,” the president of SBA said in a statement.
Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.