A Florida man and lady accused of vandalizing several anti-abortion reproductive health services facilities are going through federal prices.
A federal grand jury in Tampa returned an indictment final week accusing 27-year-old Caleb Freestone and 23-year-old Amber Smith-Stewart of spray-painting threatening messages final summer season at services in Hollywood, Winter Haven and Hialeah.
They’re charged with conspiring to stop workers of reproductive well being companies services from offering these companies.
Prosecutors mentioned the messages included, “If abortions aren’t protected than niether (sic) are you,” “YOUR TIME IS UP!!,” “WE’RE COMING for U,” and “We’re in every single place.”
The primary act of vandalism occurred weeks after the Could publication of a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court docket opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, the 50-year-old court docket case that prevented federal and state lawmakers from banning abortion. The court docket finally overturned the case in June, prompting conservative state lawmakers across the nation to enact new abortion bans.
Florida had already handed a legislation earlier final 12 months banning abortion after 15 weeks of being pregnant. That legislation went into impact in July.
If convicted, Freestone and Smith-Stewart every resist 12 years in jail. On-line court docket information present that Smith-Stewart was arrested Monday, and a choose granted her launch pending trial on Tuesday. There was no quick document of Freestone being arrested.