DOJ sues pro-life activists for conducting 'Red Rose Rescues' in Ohio

 By Ryan Foley - Posted at The Christian Post:

Published May 22, 2024

The United States Department of Justice is suing several pro-life activists and organizations for attempting to block entrances to abortion clinics in Ohio.

The DOJ announced in a statement Monday that it has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio alleging that seven pro-life activists and two pro-life organizations violated federal law by “engaging in physical obstruction at two Ohio reproductive health facilities to prevent the facilities from providing, and patients from receiving" abortions.

The complaint maintains that the organizations Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and Red Rose Rescue, along with pro-life activists Laura Gies, Lauren Handy, Clara McDonald, Monica Miller, Christopher Moscinski, Jay Smith and Audrey Whipple violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act by holding Red Rose Rescues at two Ohio abortion facilities in June 2021. Handy is already serving nearly five years in prison in connection with a separate FACE Act violation in Washington, D.C.