The defendants are alleged to have conspired with others to spray-paint threatening messages on the pregnancy centers. Messages included: ‘If abortions aren’t safe than [sic] niether [sic] are you,’ ‘YOUR TIME IS UP!!,’ ‘WE’RE COMING for U,’ and ‘We are everywhere.’
The special counsel chosen to investigate the matter is Robert Hur, who had been appointed by former president Donald Trump to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland in 2018. He has promised to ‘conduct the assigned investigation with fair, impartial, and dispassionate judgment.’
Bevelyn Beatty Williams, 31, and Edmee Chavannes, 41, are accused of trying to stop abortions from taking place, thereby violating the FACE Act in what the DOJ described as 'a multi-year campaign to interfere with individuals seeking to obtain and provide lawful reproductive health services in New York and in several other states.'