Washington, DC: 59-Year-Old Woman Sentenced to 2 Years in Jail for Protesting Abortion

Heather Idoni (left)

They are not just imprisoning this woman, they are torturing her, as they do all political prisoners.

This is the American way: if you disagree with the Jewish agenda, you get tortured in prison.

Life Site News:

Pro-life advocate and mother of 15 Heather Idoni was sentenced by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly to 24 months in prison for blocking access to a late-term abortion center in the nation’s capital. Idoni, who recently suffered a stroke while incarcerated, was also denied home confinement despite ongoing health issues.

On August 29, 2023, a D.C. jury found Idoni, Lauren Handy, Will Goodman, John Hinshaw, and Rosemary “Herb” Geraghty guilty of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act and “conspiracy against rights.” The next month, Joan Andrews Bell, Jonathan Darnel, and Jean Marshall were convicted of the same; Paulette Harlow’s conviction came in November.

Following the convictions, most of the co-defendants were denied release while awaiting sentencing.

Last fall, Idoni, 59, was placed in prolonged solitary confinement for 22 days and deprived of sleep with the lights in her cell kept on continually. While awaiting sentencing, she suffered a stroke three weeks ago and had to be rushed to a hospital. Idoni previously disclosed to LifeSiteNews investigative journalist Louis Knuffke that she is a victim of gross medical neglect at the D.C. jail where she is incarcerated, which failed to administer essential medication for her heart while falsifying her medical record.

They’re cracking down very hard on these people

On Wednesday, one day after her hearing was originally scheduled for, Idoni was sentenced to 24 months in prison. She has already served nine months, giving her 15 left to serve. Further, she was refused the option of serving her sentence via home detention, which she requested due to the health issues she has endured throughout her prosecution.

As LifeSiteNews has extensively reported, Idoni and the other D.C. pro-lifers stood trial for blocking access to the Washington Surgi-Clinic in downtown Washington, D.C., in a “traditional rescue” in October 2020. Pro-life “rescues,” of which there were many in the early days of the pro-life movement before the FACE Act became federal law, involve physically entering abortion centers and refusing to leave in an effort to convince women to choose life for their babies (Washington Surgi-Clinic is also where five late-term aborted babies were discovered who may have either been killed by illegal partial-birth abortion procedures or after live-birth).

“Justice was NOT served today. Free Heather Idoni!” reacted the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising, which Handy directs.

In the previous sentencing for the rest of the “D.C. Nine,” Handy was sentenced to four years in prison and the rest of the sentences so far have ranged from one year to 34 months. The cases are the latest in what pro-lifers criticize as a pattern of the pro-abortion Biden Department of Justice (DOJ) weaponizing the criminal justice system to crush its political enemies.

This is literally just trespassing. It’s not even vandalism.

These laws that transform crimes into different, more serious crimes because of political implications are all bullshit and none of it should be allowed.

This woman at worst should have gotten a $250 fine. Instead she gets two years of torture.

She had a stroke. She might die in prison.

Just to be clear, America is the same country that goes around the entire world giving people lectures about freedom. This is the selfsame America. There aren’t two different countries called that, in case you were confused as to how this is the same country that does a nonstop lecture circuit against countries that don’t engage in any of this kind of abuse.

At least she didn’t get almost 5 years like this one