BREAKING: Pro-life rescuers found guilty, immediately taken into custody in second DC FACE Act trial

Joan Andrews Bell. Jonathan Darnell, Jean Marshall
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Published September 15, 2023

With Friday's verdict, all rescuers who stood trial for their involvement in the October 2020 rescue effort at the notorious Washington Surgi-Clinic have been found guilty on all charges.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — Three pro-life rescuers on trial in the second of two high-profile federal trials concerning an October, 2020 rescue effort at a Washington, D.C. abortion center were today found guilty on all charges and immediately incarcerated. The news comes after five other pro-life activists involved in the same rescue were similarly found guilty on all charges and immediately locked up late last month.

On Friday, pro-life rescuers Joan Andrews Bell, 74; Jonathan Darnel, 40; and Jean Marshall, 72 were found guilty of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act and conspiracy against rights for blocking access to the Washington Surgi-Clinic in downtown Washington, D.C., in a “traditional rescue” in October 2020. Pro-life “rescues” involve activists physically intervening to try to stop women from going through with abortions.

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