Woman Gets Five Years For Abortion Clinic Blockade

The Associated Press reports:

An anti-abortion activist who led others on an invasion and blockade of a reproductive health clinic in the nation’s capital was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly five years in prison.

Lauren Handy, 30, was among several people convicted of federal civil rights offenses for blockading access to the Washington Surgi-Clinic on Oct. 22, 2020. Police found five fetuses at Handy’s home in Washington after she was indicted.

Handy’s supporters applauded as she was led out of the courtroom. “You’re a hero, Lauren!” one of them shouted. The judge told Handy that she was being punished for her actions, not her beliefs.

Read the full article. You may recall that in 2022 Handy admitted to hoarding over 100 fetuses in her home.