Following an investigation, 11 people face federal charges for allegedly interfering with access to a Mount Juliet, Tennessee, abortion clinic called CaraFem in March 2021. On October 5, a federal grand jury in Nashville indicted the individuals with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act. The 1994 act, signed by President Bill Clinton, prohibits even temporary interference with reproductive health care services.
Seven people face conspiracy charges and face up to 11 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines. The other four, charged with misdemeanors, face up to one year in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. All defendants will appear in U.S. district court in Nashville; dates are to be determined.