A Florida couple was indicted on charges related to vandalizing pro-life centers with pro-abortion messages after the Supreme Court issued its Dobbs decision that ended federal abortion rights.
Pro-life centers across the country became the target of vandalism and other political threats by those angry that abortion rights were curtailed after Roe vs. Wade was overruled.
A statement from the U.S. attorney’s office said Caleb Freestone, 27, and Amber Smith-Stewart, 23, were indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring with others to vandalize the Life Choice Pregnancy Center in Winter Haven in June.
They are accused of spray-painting threats at the center, including the messages: “If abortions are not safe, neither [sic] it’s you”, “YOUR TIME IS UP!!”, “WE’RE COMING FOR YOU” and “We’re everywhere”.
The indictment says they also targeted other centers in Hollywood and Hialeah.
Booking photos of the couple were posted on social media by Chuck Ross of the Washington Free Beacon.
Republicans demanded in a letter to the Justice Department in June that they respond to threats and vandalism against pro-life centers. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said in the letter that US Attorney General Merrick Garland should resign over the DOJ’s inaction against domestic terrorist threats from pro-abortion groups.
Employees and religious volunteers at the Winter Haven center responded quickly to the vandalism at the time by painting over the vandalism in about three hours.
“Our pastor actually said, ‘you know what, we’re going to go out there and serve, we’re going to share God’s love, and for some reason, if it happens again, we’re going to go back and paint it again. ” said Jason Hughes of the Winter Haven Worship Center.
Freestone and Smith-Stewart face up to 12 years in prison and fines of up to $350,000 each if convicted of the crimes.
Here’s more on pro-abortion vandalism:
Winter Haven pregnancy center vandalized after Supreme Court strikes down abortion rights www.youtube.com
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