BREAKING: 2 Antifa indicted for targeting pro-life pregnancy center in Florida ‘Jane’s Revenge’ attack

"Caleb Freestone, 27, and Amber Smith-Stewart, 23, engaged in a conspiracy to prevent employees of reproductive health services facilities from providing those services."

The Department of Justice has indicted two Florida residents on charges of a civil rights conspiracy for spray-painting threats on reproductive health services and for violating the FACE Act. If convicted, the two could face up to 12 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and up to $350,000 in fines.

The Grand Jury indictment from the Middle District of Florida "alleges that Caleb Freestone, 27, and Amber Smith-Stewart, 23, engaged in a conspiracy to prevent employees of reproductive health services facilities from providing those services."

"2 Members of #Miami #Antifa indicted by the feds for a string of Jane's Revenge related vandalism targeting pro life pregnancy centers in 2022 Caleb Freestone and Amber Smith-Stewart are both charged with Civil Rights Conspiracy and violating the FACE act," Antifa watch reported.

"According to the indictment, as part of the conspiracy, the defendants targeted pregnancy resource facilities and vandalized those facilities with spray-painted threats. According to the indictment, Freestone and Smith-Stewart, and other co-conspirators, are alleged to have spray painted threats," the DOJ said, which included those reported by the Winter Haven facility. 

The Winter Haven facility, in Polk County, experienced vandalism in June, after the Supreme Court's reversal of the 1973 Roe v Wade decision was announced. The graffiti sprayed on the LifeChoice Pregnancy Center read "Your time us up," "We're coming for U," and "Jane's revenge," local outlet The Ledger reported at the time, as well as "If abortions aren’t safe than niether [sic] are you" and "We are everywhere." 

Grafitti reading "Jane's revenge" was sprayed across many pregnancy centers across the country over the summer. It first came to the fore after a draft decision of the overturning of Roe was leaked from the Supreme Court. Shortly after that leak, pro-abortion militants calling themselves Jane's Revenge declared that there would be 30 days of patience and mercy, after which mayhem would begin.

"Your thirty days expired yesterday," they stated in an open letter proffered on June 15. "We offered an honourable way out. You could have walked away. Now the leash is off. And we will make it as hard as possible for your campaign of oppression to continue."

"We have demonstrated in the past month how easy and fun it is to attack. We are versatile, we are mercurial, and we answer to no one but ourselves," and then they stated their threats.

The group took responsibility for recent attacks on pregnancy and pro-life centers in "Madison WI, Ft. Collins CO, Reisertown MA, Olympia WA, Des Moines IA, Lynwood WA, Washington DC, Ashville NCBuffalo NY, Hollywood FL, Vancouver WA, Frederick MA, Denton TX, Gresham OR, Eugene OR, Portland OR."

"The indictment also alleges that Freestone and Smith-Stewart violated the FACE Act by using threats of force to intimidate and interfere with the employees of a reproductive health services facility in Winter Haven because those employees were providing or seeking to provide reproductive health services. The indictment further alleges that Freestone and Smith-Stewart violated the FACE Act by intentionally damaging and destroying the facility’s property because the facility provides reproductive health services," The DOJ stated.

The FACE Act, or Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, "prohibits threats of force, obstruction and property damage intended to interfere with reproductive health care services." The DOJ states clearly that the FACE Act "is not about abortions. The statute protects all patients, providers, and facilities that provide reproductive health services, including pro-life pregnancy counseling services and any other pregnancy support facility providing reproductive health care."

The announcement of the indictment was made by Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Roger B. Handberg for the Middle District of Florida and Assistant Director Luis Quesada of the FBI Criminal Investigative Division.

The case will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa Thelwell for the Middle District of Florida and Trial Attorneys Sanjay Patel and Laura-Kate Bernstein of the Civil Rights Division’s Criminal Section. 

The case was investigated by the FBI Tampa Field Office, with help from the Miami Police Department.

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