Pro-Lifers Face Prison?


( – Demonstrating the liberal agenda keeps attacking good Christian American values even when peacefully expressed, four individuals dedicated to the pro-life cause were convicted of violating the FACE Act after the Biden administration charged them for participating in a peaceful protest at an abortion clinic in Tennessee.

The convicted Christians are Eva Edl, Eva Zastrow, James Zastrow, and Paul Place and they could face up to a year in prison and hefty fines when they are sentenced on July 30.

Meanwhile, Middle District of Tennessee Magistrate Judge Chip Frensly was responsible for making the verdict after a one-day bench trial while he agreed with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) claims that the pro-life activists had broken the law.

Prosecuting Attorney Amanda Klopf from the DOJ stated that the case was about upholding the rule of law and that the defendants had engaged in criminal activity rather than peaceful protest.

During the DOJ’s closing argumеnts, lawyer Brian Boynton emphasizеd that the defendants were “not on trial for their beliefs” but for their actions. Yet, defense attornеys argued that their clients were simply exercising their faith in a peaceful manner.

One of the convicted (Paul Place) lawyers criticizеd the federal government for what they saw as excessive prosecution, stating that the Biden administration was targeting “people who were simply expressing their beliefs in a non-violent way.”

Eva Edl’s attorney maintained that the group was present to pray, sing, worship, and encourage women not to undergo abortions.

The charges were brought against the four after they participated in a peaceful pro-life demonstration at the Carafem abortion facility in Mt Juliet, Tennessee, on March 5, 2021.

Moreover, activists gathered outside the clinic, prayed, sang hymns, and urged women not to go through with abortions. The trial was held at the Fred Thompson Fedеral Courthouse in Nashville.

Although photos showed the defendants sitting in front of the clinic’s door, their lawyers argued that the DOJ failed to prove they had obstructed anyone from entering or disrupted the clinic’s operations.

The courtroom was fillеd with supporters of the defendants, who gathered before the trial to pray and sing hymns. Edl, who survived a Communist concentration camp in Eastern Europe, briefly addressed the crowd before the trial expressing her faith and surrendering the outcome to the Lord.

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