Boston, Mass., Apr 4, 2023 / 16:42 pm
Two more individuals have been indicted for violating the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act in connection with a string of pro-abortion attacks against pro-life pregnancy centers in Florida.
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.”
Earlier this year, the Department of Justice brought FACE Act charges against two Floridians, 27-year-old Caleb Freestone and 23-year-old Amber Smith-Stewart, for spray-painting threats on a pro-life clinic in Winter Haven, Florida; an archdiocesan pro-life pregnancy center in Hollywood, Florida; and one of Heartbeat of Miami’s pro-life pregnancy centers in Hialeah, Florida.
Those arrests were the first two reported law enforcement successes against any of the now 60 recorded attacks on American pro-life pregnancy centers. The attacks were part of a wave of extreme pro-abortion violence following a May 2022 report that the Supreme Court would overturn Roe v. Wade. With the new indictment, law enforcement has now brought charges against a total of five people in connection with the attacks against pregnancy centers.