Lauren Handy, a self-described anti-abortion activist, was arrested when five fetuses were discovered at her home. According to the report, The Metropolitan Police Department confirmed to the Guardian that five sets of human fetal remains were seized from the home of an anti-abortion activist in Washington, DC, during a raid.
Who is Lauren Handy?
Lauren Handy, a 28-year-old Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) leader, has previously defined herself as a “Catholic anarchist.” The Justice Department announced Wednesday that Handy, 28, is one of nine anti-abortion rights activists charged with conspiracy against rights and violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, also known as the FACE Act.
Officers were responding to a tip about “possible bio-hazard material” at the 28-year-house old’s in Southeast Washington on Wednesday, March 30, when they discovered the five fetuses, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. After examining the house’s basement, the cops emerge with red biohazard bags and coolers full of evidence. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in DC was in charge of collecting the remains.
Handy was charged on Wednesday with obstructing an abortion clinic in Washington, DC, where she allegedly pretended to be a patient to obtain admission. As a result, the fetuses looked to have been aborted in compliance with DC law, Ashan M Benedict, DC Police Executive Assistant Chief of Police, told reporters on Thursday.
If found guilty, she and her eight co-defendants face up to 11 years in prison and fines of $350,000. Because of a judgment in the 1973 historic supreme court case Roe v Wade, current federal law mandates states to allow abortion until a fetus can survive outside the womb, commonly regarded as 24 weeks gestation.
How old is Lauren Handy?
Lauren Handy is 28 years old, which means she was born in 1993/1994.