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Pro-life activists arrested while protesting outside Capitol Hill office building

More than a half-dozen pro-life activists were arrested for blocking traffic while protesting on Capitol Hill to raise awareness for babies killed during late-term abortions.


The Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising announced in a Twitter thread Thursday that seven pro-life activists affiliated with the organization were arrested during a protest outside the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., one of several office buildings in the U.S. Capitol Complex. The activists were holding a protest to “demand #JusticeForTheFive babies discovered by PAAU activists last year.”

On March 25, 2022, activists affiliated with PAAU claimed they were given the full-term babies in question marked for disposal in boxes about to be loaded into a medical waste truck outside the office of Dr. Cesare Santangelo, a prominent abortion doctor based in Washington, D.C. The group began using the #JusticeForTheFive hashtag to describe their advocacy for five babies they found in the boxes they say were full-term.

Shortly after discovering the full-term babies on the Day of the Unborn Child last year, the pro-life activists held a press conference demanding the prosecution of Santangelo for violations of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.


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