Democrat Priorities on Full Display: 75-Year-Old Pro-Lifer Convicted as Violent DNC Rioters Remain Free 

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Liberals have something to celebrate. Last week, one more terrifying threat to abortion rights was safely removed from the streets of Washington D.C. and prosecuted, thanks to the tireless efforts of pro-life Judge Colleen Collar-Kotelly. 

Paulette Harlow, a 75-year-old pro-life activist, has been convicted of “conspiracy against rights” and violating the FACE Act for her role in a pro-life rescue at the Washington Surgi-Clinic, a notorious late-term abortion clinic in Washington, D.C., in October 2020. The Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act was enacted in 1994 to prevent interference with access to reproductive health services, particularly at clinics providing services like abortion.  

The court had to make a few concessions before the elderly menace had her day in court, including transportation via a special needs van for the physically challenged terrorist. In addition to crippling back pain necessitating the use of a wheelchair, this villain suffers from severe diabetic complications and Hashimoto’s disease. The trial was scheduled to allow her to have a hiatal hernia operation the day before her scheduled appearance. 

Her dastardly crime was being one of nine pro-life activists to set up a blockade at the clinic. She could be identified sitting inside the clinic, menacingly praying and singing hymns.  

The Department of Justice pointed out that this attack was coordinated through phone calls, text messages, and social media. The DOJ further suggested that the participants may have met before the incident to plan their attack. 

While she is currently under house arrest leading up to her sentencing hearing in March 2024, the out-of-control activist faces up to eleven years in prison, a fine of a quarter of a million dollars, and three years of supervised release.  Harlow’s defense attorney, Allen Orenberg, said he is reasonably sure the judge will modify the sentencing to allow for house arrest. 

Collar-Kotelly eagerly threw the book at Harlow and her co-conspirators. She has argued in the past that the 13th Amendment, created in 1865 to abolish slavery, included the “right” to abortion. 

But the DOJ faces criticism after taking a victory lap to celebrate Harlow’s conviction. While the agency acted swiftly to investigate and convict the extreme threat presented by Harlow and her co-conspirators, they seem to lack the enthusiasm to investigate or convict any of the 200 pro-Palestinian activists who staged a riot outside of DNC headquarters earlier this month. 

The violent crowd, many armed with pepper spray, rioted outside of the headquarters while members of Congress were inside. Rioters blocked the exits, attempted to hurl a bike rack at officers, and sprayed them with pepper spray during the altercation. In all, six officers were treated for injuries, including physical assault and skin and eye irritation from being blasted with the pepper spray. Out of the 200 rioters, only one arrest was made. 

Wearing black shirts with “Cease afire Now” emblazoned across the front, the rioters characterized their actions as “linking arms” and “begging lawmakers” for a ceasefire. The rioters later claimed they intended to force politicians inside the building to face their “candlelight vigil.” They maintained that their gathering was peaceful until police began violent interactions with them. 

But those trapped inside the building had a different story to tell. Representative Sean Casten (D-IL) shared on social media that he was “rescued” from the DNC building by “armed officers.” These officers were unaware of the protestors’ intentions but evacuated the building because Members of Congress were inside, unable to leave, and the protestors were preventing police from entering the building. 

Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA) made a social media post in real-time, stating that he was evacuated from the building “after pro-terrorist, anti-#Israel protestors grew violent, pepper spraying police officers and attempting to break into the building.” 

Numerous Democratic representatives and candidates, including House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, found themselves trapped inside the building by the rioters, who intended to force the politicians to face their “candlelight vigil.” Many protesters wore black shirts conveying the message “Cease Fire Now.” 

U.S. Capitol police issued a statement following the riot: ” We have handled hundreds of peaceful protests, but last night’s group was not peaceful. The crowd failed to obey our lawful orders to move back from the DNC, where Members of Congress were in the building.”  

The DOJ seems to have an interesting take on what constitutes a crime worthy of investigation. People mulling around the grounds of Capitol Hill on January 6th are still sitting in jail three years after the incident. Older women in wheelchairs are labeled as terrorists for praying inside an abortion clinic.  

Meanwhile, pro-Palestinian rioters are ignored for violently assaulting police and terrorizing politicians trapped inside a building. It’s almost like the DOJ has a liberal agenda to uphold.