TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man and lady accused of vandalizing a number of anti-abortion reproductive well being care services are going through federal costs.
A federal grand jury in Tampa returned an indictment final week charging a 27-year-old man and a 23-year-old lady with spray-painting threatening messages final summer time at services in Hollywood, Winter Haven and Hialeah. They’re charged with conspiring to stop workers of reproductive well being service services from offering these companies.
Prosecutors mentioned the messages included: “If abortions aren’t secure, then neither are you,” “YOUR TIME IS UP!!,” “WE’RE GOING FOR YOU” and “We’re in all places.”
The primary act of vandalism occurred weeks after the discharge in Could of a leaked draft of a US Supreme Courtroom opinion that struck down Roe v. Wade, the 50-year-old court docket case that stopped federal and state lawmakers from banning abortion. The court docket lastly threw out the case in June, prompting conservative state lawmakers throughout the nation to enact new abortion bans. Florida had already handed a regulation early final yr banning abortion after 15 weeks of being pregnant. That regulation went into impact in July.
If convicted, the person and lady withstand 12 years in jail every. On-line court docket information present the lady was arrested on Monday and launched by a choose pending trial on Tuesday. There was no fast file of the person’s arrest.