Pro-Life Leaders Arrested at Speaker Boehner’s Office Demanding Vote on Late-Term Abortion Ban

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – Eight pro-life leaders, including Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman, were arrested this morning outside House Speaker John Boehner’s office while kneeling in prayer and in protest that a vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act has not received a promised vote.

Other leaders placed under arrest included pro-life blogger Jill Stanek, Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, and Katie Mahoney, a long-time pro-life spokesperson.

It issue was the cancellation of a promised vote set for January 22, 2015, on the bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks in all 50 states. Pro-life leaders were promised that the vote would be re-scheduled “immediately,” yet two months later, there is no vote in sight.

“We were betrayed, gave them 2 extra months. Get a vote together,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue in a tweet posted by Jill Stanek.

Newman continued, “Though we may lose our freedom temporarily it’s nothing compared to what happens to the babies.”

The event was meant to draw public attention to the late-term abortion ban and the fact that it is being needlessly delayed.

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[This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.]

Pat&TroyReleasedUPDATE March 25, 2015, 4:39 EDT: Troy Newman and Rev. Patrick Mahoney have been released from jail. Waiting on Jill Stanek and the women to be released. [Via Daena Moore]

UPDATE March 25, 2015, 5:13 pm EDT: Jill Stanek was released from jail about 15 minutes ago per Daena Moore.

Here is some of the news coverage of the event:

  • WorldNetDaily.com
  • The Daily Caller
  • Town Hall
  • Christian News Service
  • Roll Call
  • Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Christian Post
  • World Magazine
  • Kansas City Star
  • LifeSiteNews.com
  • LifeNews.com
    • This bill is the next step in moving towards full protection of the unborn, and we need to support it with all our strength… I was here in Rome as this was happening, because today is the 20th Anniversary of the document of Pope St. John Paul II, “The Gospel of Life” – Blessings to all — Fr Frank Pavone, Priests for Life

    • Dominic Huber

      I wish I was with you. The willingness to be arrested proves that we are true patriots who cannot agree with laws that they know are wrong.

    • cranemaker

      Yes it. It’s a shame Speaker Boehner refused to vote for or reschedule it.