Joan Andrews Bell was jailed earlier this year after being convicted of violating the FACE Act. In an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews, Joan’s husband, Chris, said that his wife is using her time behind bars to pray for an end to abortion.
What occurred last week was a natural result of the pro-life movement's myopic focus on political power and its neglect of cultural transformation. We've tried to change law without simultaneously changing hearts, seeking a harvest without first sowing seeds.
The DC FACE Act trials served as the golden opportunity for lawyer Sanjay Patel to try his new proposal of combining FACE charges with the charge of 'conspiracy against rights' to maximize sentencing against pro-lifers.
Bishop Kevin Sweeney said the 74-year-old's ‘voice, example, and witness, are worthy of our consideration’ and called on Catholics to ‘pray for Joan and all of those who make a sacrificial witness for life.’
Anti-abortion activists who conducted a rescue at a Washington, DC, late-term abortion facility in 2020 face up to a decade in federal prison each. You can write them letters and deposit money in their commissary accounts as they await sentencing.
'If I were dying, if I were being dragged away to my death, I would want someone there with me until the moment I died. And that's why we rescue,' said PAAU director of community organizing Kristen Turner.
Despite all of their abusive power and malice, the Department of Justice cannot stop us jailed rescuers from participating in 40 Days for Life or Respect Life Month! Our pro-life witness continues from jail.
Followers of Jesus know, better than others, the power of the prayers of the persecuted. Prayers emanating from a jail cell arrive urgently to the Savior's ear, and He has shown that He will quicken His pace in answer