WASHINGTON, D.C., March 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Eight pro-life activists were arrested this morning in an effort to put political pressure on House Speaker John Boehner, R-OH, to pass a 20-week ban that has stalled in the House.
Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman, Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, and blogger Jill Stanek, along with five other activists, were arrested by the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) at approximately 11:45 a.m. EST in a combination press conference and prayer vigil.
Spokespeople for the police told LifeSiteNews that they arrested eight protesters, who “were charged with violating D.C. Code 22-1307.”
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