A court document said the court split the defendants into three trials.
The trial of Handy, 28, Hinshaw, 67, Idoni, 61, Goodman, 52, and Geraghty, 25, began on Aug. 9. They were convicted and are currently incarcerated awaiting sentencing. On Oct. 23, Harlow, in her mid-70s, will stand trial alone, according to the document.
Smith, who is in his early 30s, pleaded guilty to a felony FACE Act charge in May. He was sentenced in August to 10 months incarceration followed by thirty six months of supervised release and a special assessment of $100.
Lawyers for Handy said they plan to appeal her conviction.
Handy issued a statement from jail through her organization on Tuesday.
“I know that many in the movement don’t agree with rescue and now consider me useless because I am behind bars. This shows once again how our movement often comes off as gimmicky and inauthentic. This isn’t a numbers game — this is about love. Loving the most useless, abandoned, and unwanted without fear of punishment,” she said.
“My vocation is to love... not to be reduced down to a function for the ‘cause.’ My time in jail is the alabaster jar of perfume pouring out for the rejected and unloved,” she added.
Pro-life leaders across the nation condemned the conviction of the five in August.
The founder of Handy’s group PAAU, Terrisa Bukovinac, said following the decision that the conviction means “that in America it is illegal to peacefully and nonviolently protest infanticide.”
“These rescuers were protecting babies born alive and killed by notorious abortionist Cesare Santangelo ... But Biden’s feds didn’t come for the violent criminal,” Bukovinac said. “No, they came for nonviolent peaceful activists because our commitment to both nonviolence and civil disobedience is what makes us grow.”
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America accused the Biden administration of weaponizing “the full power of the federal government against them” and said the five should be “recognized for their heroism.”
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