Father of 11, 73-Year-Old Man Among Pro-Life Activists Facing up to 11 Years in Prison

 By Katherine Hamilton - Posted at Breitbart News:

Published January 31, 2024

Six pro-life activists were found guilty on Tuesday of “conspiracy against rights” and violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act concerning a peaceful protest outside of a Tennessee abortion facility in 2021.

Among those found guilty is a Christian father of 11 — 55-year-old Paul Vaughn — and 73-year-old Chester Gallagher — adding to the growing list of fathers and elderly people President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) has threatened to imprison for a maximum sentence of 11 years.

President Joe Biden’s pro-abortion administration announced in October 2022 that it had charged 11 activists involved in the March 5, 2021, “blockade” of the Carafem Health Center Clinic in Mount Juliet. Several of the activists were arrested by local police that day for misdemeanor trespass charges and were later released after posting bail. As abortion has since been outlawed in Tennessee with limited exceptions, the clinic has paused in-person care, according to its website.

Attorneys for the activists said they were conducting a “rescue” and had gathered on the second floor of the office building in which the clinic is located to pray, sing hymns, and urge women not to go through with abortions. The peaceful protest was also live-streamed on Facebook, according to the Catholic News Agency (CNA).