Congressional Republicans attempt to dismantle FACE Act

Congressional Republicans attempt to dismantle FACE ActHerChoice pregnancy help medical clinic was vandalized in April, the alleged perpetrator later charged under the FACE Act (WTVG ABC screenshot)

Senator Mike Lee of Utah and Representative Chip Roy of Texas are over it.

They have gone on record to state President Joe Biden used the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACES) Act against pro-life activists as a weapon. This prompted Lee and Roy to introduce legislation on October 4 aimed at repealing the Act.

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The FACE Act prohibits the use of force, threats, or physical obstruction to harm or intimidate someone seeking or providing reproductive health services. According to an Oct. 5 complaint filed by CompassCare pregnancy help medical clinic, Jennifer Page violated this Act during a counterprotest to CompassCare's "Walk for Life" event in May 2021. 

In 2022, the Department of Justice brought charges against 26 pro-life individuals for violations of the FACE Act. Surprisingly, no one has been indicted for attacking pro-life clinics, despite alarming incidents. Since the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked in May 2022, there have been over 88 attacks on pro-life groups and 357 churches, with little to no legal action taken against the perpetrators.

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The announcement comes on the heels of an attack on CompassCare, which saw one of its offices repeatedly vandalized by pro-abortion activists. Despite this, the U.S. Department of Justice chose not to press charges against the vandals. 

CompassCare is taking legal action, filing a complaint in federal court under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act against two individuals: Jennifer Page and Hannah Kamke, who were allegedly involved in the vandalism.

At the event, pro-abortion extremists disguised themselves and blocked a public highway. This action not only prevented pro-life citizens from exercising their First Amendment rights but also intimidated patients, employees, and supporters of CompassCare, hindering them from accessing or supporting the organization's services.

Last month, Ms. Kamke admitted guilt for damaging a sign at CompassCare’s center in Amherst. Meanwhile, Ms. Page led protests that blocked the parking lot, making it hard for staff and patients to get in, according to the complaint.

As just one more example of many, the Bowling Green Pregnancy Center (BGPC), also known as HerChoice was defaced in April of this year by the pro-abortion extremist group known as “Jane’s Revenge.” 

The group is an off shoot of the “Jane Collective,” a group of women who helped facilitate abortions from 1969 to 1973.

In the Bowling Green incident, 20-year-old Whitney Durant was charged with one federal misdemeanor count under the (FACE) Act. She pleaded “not guilty” in July. 

Pregnancy Help News will file updates on the outcome of Roy and Lee’s attempt to undo the FACE Act. What do you think? Let us know on social. Sound off! 

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