29-year-old Lauren Handy sought immediate release from jail, where she is being held pending sentencing after being convicted for attempting to stop the killing of preborn children at an abortion facility in the nation’s capital.
'This conviction is blatant abuse of political power,' Concerned Women for America CEO Penny Nance said of the conviction of five pro-life activists who blocked access to a late-term abortion center in Washington, D.C.
'Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has DENIED our Emergency Motion to release Lauren Handy from pre-sentencing detention. We have immediately filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. More to come,' the Thomas More Society posted on X, formerly Twitter, on Thursday.