Congress: Terminate the FACE law and drop charges against the eleven people charged on July 18th
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Eleven People Charged With Federal Crime For Blocking Door To Abortion Clinic
In May of 1994 President Clinton signed into effect the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrance Act, or F.A.C.E. This law, also called The Access Act, was essentially put into place to immobilize the “Rescue Movement.”
Throughout the 80’s and into the 90’s the Rescue Movement played a vital role in the United States abortion battle. While peaceful in their approach, the Rescuers sometimes came out by the thousands to express their regard for human life. By simply placing themselves between pregnant women and the abortion facility entrance, these Christian heroes blocked the doors of death and rescued baby boys and girls, even when the children’s own mothers wished them to be terminated.
After the FACE law came into effect, the penalty for blocking an entrance increased greatly. What used to be a common misdemeanor quickly escalated into a federal offence, consisting of a much higher price to pay. For a first time offender of FACE, the sentence can be up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine. For a second violation, the defendant can be imprisoned for at most three years and fined up to $250,000. While these are the maximum sentences available, lesser penalties can be permitted at the Judge’s discretion.
On July 18th, 2017, the Federal Government filed FACE charges against eleven people who sat in front of the entrance to the last abortion facility in Kentucky the day after Mother's Day.
How absurd for these eleven people to be charged with a federal offense, simply because they blocked the door to an abortion clinic. Had they blocked the door to a movie theater, a private home, or a grocery store, they would have been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor such as a trespassing violation. Yet, because they stood in the way of mothers murdering their own children, the Federal Government can add a steeper penalty. This should not be.
Terminate the FACE law and drop all charges against the eleven people charged on July 18th
Our national leaders have stated that they are pro-life and want to stop abortion yet they are pressing charges against individuals who peacefully block the doors of abortion clinics.
This Petition is directed to the current National Administration, Congress, and US Attorney General.
We Demand that the FACE law be terminated immediently.
We Demand that anyone currently charged with FACE be removed of all charges.
We Demand that this country will no longer imprison people for blocking the entrance to abortion clinics.