South Carolina Man Who Blocked Abortion Clinic Entrance Found Guilty of Violating FACE Act

Pro-life missionary Steve Lefemine

 By Katherine Hamilton - Posted at Breitbart News:

Published March 12, 2024

A South Carolina man was found guilty on Monday of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act after blocking the entrance to an abortion clinic in November of 2022.

Steven Clark Lefemine, 68, is facing a maximum penalty of six months in federal prison, a fine of up to $10,000, and one year of supervision to follow the term of imprisonment, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FACE Act was passed in 1994 and “prohibits threats of force, obstruction and property damage intended to interfere with reproductive health care services.”

Lefemine, whom The State described as a “Bible-quoting, hymn-singing, Constitution-citing anti-abortion activist,” sat in front of the entrance to Planned Parenthood South Atlantic in Columbia and blocked access to the facility on Nov. 15, 2022. Employees of the abortion clinic filmed the incident and said they are familiar with Lefemine because he protests often at the clinic, according to the DOJ.

Lefemine acted as his own attorney during his trial, and he admitted in his testimony to blocking the doors to the clinic to prevent abortions. His guilty verdict is the first successful conviction of its kind in the state, according to The Post and Courier.


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