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Collecting Political Prisoners

Bradley Mattes   |   May 03, 2024

After the reversal of Roe, Joe Biden established the Reproductive Rights Task Force. Authority was given to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to search out and arrest those viewed as enemies to unrestrained abortion. Their primary focus has been to dole out harsh penalties under the draconian Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.

The Dobbs decision ushered in 40 charges against peaceful and prayerful pro-lifers in front of abortion centers. In order to do that they were forced to resurrect old misdemeanor charges and arbitrarily inflate them to the level of violating FACE.

One such victim was Mark Houck, whose attorney informed the DOJ his client would be available whenever his presence was requested. Even so, the DOJ attempted to make an example out of him.

Police, decked out in riot gear, descended on Mark’s home and surrounded it, threatening him with guns in front of his young children and wife. But DOJ’s façade crumbled when it took less than an hour for a jury to acquit Mark of the trumped-up charges.

Mark’s attorney, Roger Severino said those in the Biden administration, “want to send a message, post-Dobbs, that abortion is their most important value and anybody that opposed it needs to get out of the way or face some form of prosecution.”

Others charged as criminals under FACE include Christopher Moscinski, a Franciscan friar, also known as Father Fidelis Moscinski who was sentenced to six months in prison. This man of the cloth is behind bars while arsonists and vandals are free to roam the streets and strike again.

Eva Edl is the most glaring example of those victimized by Biden’s zealous obsession with unbridled abortion. At the delicate age of ten Eva, a Jew, survived a Yugoslavian death camp during World War II.

After becoming aware of abortion in the country she adopted and idolized, Eva joined others in a peaceful and prayerful presence in front of abortion centers which she called “death camps.”

Eva Edl

Eva has been caught up in the imprisonment of Biden’s political enemies. At nearly 89 years old and facing a potential prison sentence of 11 years, she is preparing to die while in federal confinement. The woman who has lived under 13 American presidents says that Joe Biden is the worst.

Once sent to prison, pro-lifers are treated cruelly.  Heather Idoni has been charged and convicted under FACE. While in prison she has endured weeks of solitary confinement. Heather’s transgression was sharing her food with other prisoners.

While in solitary, she was allowed out of her cell for only two hours each day in the middle of the night. The lights in Heather’s cell were on 24/7.

During a court appearance, Heather was brought in with shackles on her feet, waist, and wrists as if a dangerous criminal. When brought in, the judge was incensed and demanded that the shackles be taken off her wrists.

It’s now been reported that Heather has suffered a stroke. This sick and cruel punishment of peaceful pro-life advocates must end.

Of the hundreds of crimes reported against pregnancy centers, the DOJ has only charged five with inflicting damage. And many criticize the Biden administration for doling out light sentences.

Soon after the leaked Dobbs decision, Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury firebombed the pro-life office of Wisconsin Family Action. He was a PhD scientist from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a seedbed for radical leftist thinking. Roychowdhury was arrested while attempting to flee the country. In spite of exhibiting no remorse, he was sentenced to only 7.5 years in prison. Prosecutors asked for 12-15 years.

Whitney Durant, a 20 year old student, inflicted significant damage on HerChoice Pregnancy Center, including spray painting the words “Abort God” on the building. She received only two years’ probation and a $2,000 fine.

The wheels of justice turn extra slowly when prosecuting the radical Left. As yet there is no trial date set for Nicholas Roske who admitted to the attempted assassination of Supreme Court Justic Brett Kavanaugh.

When Attorney General Merrick Garland was asked about the disparity between the arrests of pro-lifers versus violent domestic terrorists, he actually responded, “Those who are attacking the pregnancy resource centers…are doing this at night, in the dark.” So, Garland’s message to America’s hardened criminals is, “Commit your crimes at night because we don’t have the technology or smarts to catch you.”

President Biden has weaponized the FBI and DOJ. There is documented evidence they are going after pro-life individuals and faithful Catholics while little is done to apprehend the real criminals and domestic terrorists.

Defending the Defenders of LIFE,

Brad Mattes,

President, Life Issues Institute

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