October 28, 2022 Is the Department of Justice Abusing the FACE Act to Silence Pro-Life Advocates?
Have the Department of Justice and the FBI been weaponized in an attempt to silence pro-life conservatives? Experts discuss whether the DOJ is playing politics with the enforcement of criminal law against pro-life advocates.
Friday, Oct 28, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Heritage Foundation
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, violence has erupted across the country. At least 73 crisis pregnancy centers have been vandalized and 86 churches have been attacked. Jane’s Revenge—a militant pro-abortion group—has claimed responsibility for many of the attacks, often leaving their signature graffiti: “If abortion’s not safe, then neither are you.”
Although the FBI claims to be investigating these incidents, no arrests have been made. The FBI has, however, arrested 12 pro-life activists, who have been charged with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.
Have the Department of Justice and the FBI been weaponized in an attempt to silence pro-life conservatives?
Join Heritage’s John Malcolm for a panel discussion on whether the Department of Justice is playing politics with the enforcement of criminal law against pro-life advocates.
EXPLAINER 10 min read
COMMENTARY 6 min read
REPORT 27 min read