The Christian Post reports:
Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Roy of Texas has introduced legislation to repeal a federal law that has been used to prosecute abortion clinic protesters and those accused of vandalizing crisis pregnancy centers.
Roy introduced the bill Tuesday meant to repeal the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, with Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah introducing companion legislation in the upper house of Congress.
In an announcement, Roy argues that the FACE Act, enacted in the mid-1990s, has been used by the Biden administration to target pro-life activists peacefully demonstrating against abortion. The law makes it a federal crime to block or use intimidation to prevent people from receiving an abortion or reproductive health services.
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‘@JoeBiden’s Department of Justice has brazenly weaponized the FACE Act against normal, everyday Americans across the political spectrum, simply because they are pro-life,’ argued Rep. @chiproytx of Texas.https://t.co/T6YmWw9MNs#biden #bidenadministration #chiproy #news
— LifeSiteNews (@LifeSite) September 21, 2023
— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) September 21, 2023
“Free Americans should never live in fear of their government targeting them because of their beliefs.”
🚨NEW: Rep. Roy moves to repeal the FACE Acthttps://t.co/jiKgtI8Weg
— Rep. Chip Roy Press Office (@RepChipRoy) September 19, 2023
The attorneys representing Lauren Handy, who is awaiting sentencing on federal charges of blocking access to a DC, abortion clinic, told @dcexaminer that they applaud @RepChipRoyfor introducing legislation to repeal the FACE Act.https://t.co/M1VQPSm3RE
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 20, 2023
8 anti-abortion extremists were charged with federal offenses for livestreaming themselves block people from entering a clinic in Michigan that provides reproductive services. These people are the worst. pic.twitter.com/9kRqeht1Ri
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) February 22, 2023