An anti-abortion terrorist has been indicted.
Donald Hertz, 70, of Spokane, Wash., was indicted on charges of making telephone threats to Hern's office and violations of the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE).
The indictment was unsealed in U.S. District Court this afternoon.
Hertz is the first person prosecuted by the Justice Department under the FACE Act since Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider, was killed in Wichita, Kan., said Justice Department spokesman Alejandro Miyar.
The threat to Hern's family came June 23, three weeks after Tiller was shot to death on May 31 while at church, Hern said.
Dr Warren Hern is a a late-term abortion provider who is also very outspoken about calling terrorists terrorists.
"This kind of terrorism has to stop," Hern, 71, said Wednesday. "I'm very grateful for the hard work the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service did to find this man who made a threat to my family."
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Hern was "grateful" that the law was used in his case and said he hopes it continues to be applied in other cases where abortion providers are harassed.
If convicted, Hertz faces a prison sentence of up to six years and a fine of up to $350,000.
I wonder if Dr LeRoy Carhart's Federal Marshall protection has been restored in the light of this development. I pray so.