The Department of Justice and the FBI are now hunting down pro-life conservative grandmas.
On Friday, a Washington, D.C. jury found three individuals guilty, two of whom are over 70 years old, for blocking the entrance to an abortion clinic.
Each of the defendants could potentially receive a maximum sentence of 11 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and be subject to fines of up to $350,000.
The Department of Justice announced on Monday that Jonathan Darnel, aged 41 from Arlington, Virginia; Jean Marshall, aged 73 from Kingston, Massachusetts; and Joan Bell, aged 74 from Montague, New Jersey, have each been found guilty of felony conspiracy against rights and a FACE Act offense.
All three defendants were promptly placed in custody. The Department of Justice stated that their sentencing will be scheduled for a later date.
In 2020 a group of pro-life activists entered an abortion clinic in Washington DC and ‘blocked’ women from seeking abortions.
“According to the evidence, Marshall, and Bell were among a group that forcefully entered the clinic and set about blockading two clinic doors using their bodies, furniture, chains and ropes. Once the blockade was established, Darnel – who remained outside the clinic — live-streamed their activities on social media. The evidence also showed that the defendants violated the FACE Act by using a physical obstruction to injure, intimidate and interfere with the clinic’s employees and a patient, because they were providing or obtaining reproductive health services,” the DOJ stated.
“Five co-conspirators in the action were convicted in August 2023 on the same counts. Lauren Handy, 28, of Alexandria, Va.; John Hinshaw, 67, of Levittown, NY; Heather Idoni, 61, of Linden, Mich.; William Goodman, 52, of the Bronx, NY; and Herb Geraghty, 25, of Pittsburgh, Pa., also were convicted of felony conspiracy against rights and a FACE Act offense. One co-defendant, Jay Smith, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 months of incarceration, followed by three years of supervised release,” according to the DOJ.
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