To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

Persecution of Pro-Life Americans Continues With This Week's Sentences in DC FACE Act Case

Louis Knuffke-Opinion : May 16, 2024  LifeSiteNews.com

May God bless the courageous "DC Nine", who stood in the breach in defense of life, and may He grant them strength to continue to bear witness before judges and courts.

(Washington, DC) — [LifeSiteNews.com] The two days of sentencing that took place in our nation's capital on May 14 and 15 demonstrated clearly both the insecurity and aggressiveness of our government's present persecution of pro-life Americans and the resilience of the "DC Nine" pro-lifers who are bearing the brunt of that persecution. (Screengrab image: via LifeSiteNews)

I was there through it all, and it struck me that Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's attempt to appear merciful toward the DC Nine, who were brought to trial on charges that carried the heavy threat of an 11-year prison sentence, was a form of insecurity. Knowing the case would likely collapse should the actual evidence of what happens in an abortion be allowed to see its day in court, she insisted at every sentencing that "the case is not about abortion" as though afraid to be confronted with the ugly truth of what it actually was these pro-lifers had gone to stop.

On the other hand, Judge Kotelly, appointed by the same president who enacted the egregious FACE Act, which has led to the imprisonment of the DC 9, seemed perturbed by the strong and open refusal of every pro-lifer to apologize for having stepped in the way when the life of the precious unborn was at stake.

Kotelly demonstrated her unmerciful will when sentencing 74-year-old infirm Jean Marshall to a further punishment of more than a year in prison despite the abundant testimony about her critical health needs and the lack of proper, essential, urgent medical care during the past nine months of her detainment. The gross medical neglect of both Judge Kotelly and the Alexandria Detention Center—where Jean has been held in custody since last September—as well as the DOJ's complicity in Marshall's mistreatment and neglect, was on full display in the courtroom at Jean's sentencing.

I heard at the sentencing that not only has the judge denied the prescribed hip replacement surgery that Jean Marshall's doctor scheduled last fall, but when Jean was taken into custody, the jail took from her a medical hip belt, designed to keep her hips even, merely because the belt contained metal. This medical belt was never returned to her, and her condition has significantly worsened, resulting in continual extreme pain in her right leg and, recently, the inability to bend the right knee as well as numbness of the right leg.

The DOJ claimed on Wednesday that there was no documentation submitted to the court regarding Jean Marshall's urgent health conditions, which her lawyer quickly refuted by reading the letter of her own doctor sent to the judge the day before Marshall was convicted last September. The letter detailed her need for the recommended hip replacement surgery, which was originally scheduled by the same doctor and then canceled because of the judge. The document had been entered into the court's docket for the trial, but Judge Kotelly appears to have never actually read the letter, as its contents were "news" to her on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, a full 8 months, nearly to the day, after the letter had been sent to her on September 14, 2023.

RELATED: Elderly pro-lifer Jean Marshall sentenced to 24 months, denied home confinement despite health issues

Nothing less should have been expected of this aggressively pro-abortion judge, who surmised in a pretrial memo that the so called "right to abortion" was perhaps contained in the 13th amendment—which abolished slavery in our nation!—an idea so ridiculous that not even the DOJ opted to use it in their courtroom arguments.

In addition to the serious medical neglect Judge Kotelly and the DOJ are inflicting on Jean Marshall, they have now also effectively rendered her homeless. As Marshall made known to the court, the retirement housing in which she resided prior to incarceration last fall requires the renewal of her residency by next January in order to be maintained. Without either husband or children to do so for her, she will have been evicted from her home by the time she is released from prison under Kotelly's sentence: an elderly, infirm, Catholic pro-life woman and retired RN rendered homeless at 74 by a pro-abortion judge and DOJ.

On the part of the pro-lifers sentenced over the past two days, our nation has witnessed a resilience that will outlast the pro-abortion Biden DOJ and see its day of vindication... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

Continue reading Here.







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

Rare Summer 'Strawberry Moon' Shines Bright Tonight

Heartwarming: $1.3B Jackpot Winner 'Prayed to God' amid Cancer Battle

The 'Lioness of London's Battle against Militant Islam: 'What an Enormously Courageous Woman'

Explosive Undercover Footage Reveals Biden's State Department Official Admitting 'Great Replacement Theory' is REAL; Admits Deliberately Importing Criminals

Texas Police: Two Venezuelan Men Charged with Murder and Rape of 12-Year-Old Jocelyn Nungaray

Montana Couple Files Civil Rights Lawsuit after State Took Daughter Away over Gender Transition

Supreme Court Releases Five Opinions on Friday – Most Anticipated Cases Not Among the List! SCOTUS Will Release Final Group of Opinions on Wednesday

Supreme Court Upholds Federal Gun Ban for Those Under Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

'Unbelievable Revival': God Is Moving with Power in Transnistria Despite Russia's Heavy Hand

MAGA Passenger Says She Was Targeted by Flight Attendant

Abortions Drop Nearly 80% in South Carolina Thanks to New Heartbeat Law

Biden Hiding Details of How His 'Voter Access' Executive Order Is Influencing the Election: Report

Cultural shift? US and Canada Now Show Decreased Support for the LGBT Agenda

Nurse Who Exposed Illegal Kids Gender Program Gets Intimidating Visit from FBI Agents

Judge Blocks Biden's New Title IX Rules in 6 States: 'There Are Two Sexes: Male And Female'

Louisiana Becomes First State to Mandate Display of 10 Commandments in Schools

Celtics Head Coach, Joe Mazzulla Dons 'But First Let Me Thank God' Shirt Moments after Team Wins the Championship

Moving Crews Train to Become Heroes in the War on Human Trafficking

Oregon Doctors Could Soon Lose Their Licenses for 'Microaggressions' Under Proposed Medical Board Rule

Kansas AG Sues Pfizer for Misrepresenting COVID Shot as 'Safe and Effective'



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com