Sentencing Begins Following Biden’s Weaponized Department of Justice Prosecutions of Alleged FACE Act Violations 

Jordan Estabrook - 14 May 2024

“After weeks of watching students and pro-terrorist activists seize and barricade themselves inside school buildings, and years of watching progressives allow squatters to take private property, a woman faces years in prison for blocking an abortion vendor door?” said Students for Life of America (SFLA) President Kristan Hawkins. “Justice is not blind – it’s biased in Biden’s America. The chaos that the left creates is ignored.” 


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WASHINGTON D.C. (05-14-2024) – One of nine pro-lifers indicted and convicted for violating the FACE (Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances) Act outside of a notorious late-term abortion facility in Washington D.C. was sentenced today in what SFLA President Kristan Hawkins calls “an attempt to prioritize prosecuting pro-lifers while ignoring pro-terrorist activists.” Senior Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotely sentenced Lauren Handy to more than four years in prison. More sentencing hearings are expected this week.  

“The harsh sentences facing pro-life activists is a clear indication of the Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) priorities – upholding a weaponized law while ignoring students and pro-terrorist activists’ disruption on campuses across America,” stated Hawkins. “Students for Life of America won’t be intimidated, and we’ll keep peacefully advocating for every preborn life. We will continue to advocate for the repeal of the FACE Act – a law aimed at Pro-Life Americans.” 

Handy is the first of seven expected to be sentenced this week. This isn’t the first-time government agencies have turned a blind eye to real chaos and oppressed the pro-life movement by abusing the Clinton-era FACE Act.  Here are a few examples, including one from an SFLA staff member: 

To learn more about Students for Life of America initiatives, CLICK HERE 

Learn more about efforts to get rid of the FACE Act abuses here: Students for Life Action (SFLAction) and other Pro-Life Groups Call for Vote on FACE Act Repeal Act H.R. 5577.  

And here: SFLAction Calls for the end of the FACE Act that Represents the “Long-Term Hostility of Democrats in Our Nation’s Capital to Peaceful Pro-Life Citizens” 

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The Pro-Life Generation (PLG) is an umbrella organization encompassing the most-cutting edge engagement opportunities for a Vote Pro-Life First Community. PLG includes Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), that together make up the nation’s largest, pro-life youth organization, managing a grassroots political and policy operation engaging Americans of all ages but with a special emphasis on the largest segment of voters — the Youth Vote. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, PLG/SFLA/SFLAction serves more than 1,400 groups on middle, high school, college, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. Our team has more conversations with this generation targeted by the abortion lobby than any other pro-life operation in the world, each week reaching more than 4 million across social media platforms and averaging 1.3 million video views. In addition to SFLA/SFLAction, PLG leads multiple initiatives to lead and serve the future of the pro-life movement including the Campaign for Abortion Free CitiesStanding With You, and the Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement . Over more than 17 years, PLG CEO Kristan Hawkins has grown the operation into a nearly $20M organization, now preparing for an abortion-free America. 

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