Boston, Mass., Feb 23, 2023 / 15:40 pm
The Department of Justice has charged eight pro-life advocates in Michigan with violations against the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, also known as the FACE Act.
The charges come amid a wave of FACE Act charges from the Biden DOJ that have targeted several pro-life activists across the nation, including the recently exonerated sidewalk counselor and Catholic father of seven Mark Houck.
The FACE Act prohibits “violent, threatening, damaging, and obstructive conduct intended to injure, intimidate, or interfere with the right to seek, obtain, or provide reproductive health services.”
The indictment, which was returned by a federal grand jury, alleges that the following individuals violated the FACE Act: Calvin Zastrow of Michigan; Chester Gallagher of Tennessee; Heather Idoni of Michigan; Caroline Davis of Georgia; Joel Curry of Michigan; Justin Phillips of Michigan; Eva Edl of South Carolina; and Eva Zastrow of Michigan, according to the indictment. The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan, according to a DOJ press release.