Eight pro-life leaders, including Operation Rescue‘s Troy Newman, were arrested this morning outside House Speaker John Boehner’s office while kneeling in prayer and in protest that a vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act has not received a promised vote.
Other leaders placed under arrest included pro-life blogger Jill Stanek, Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, and Katie Mahoney, a long-time pro-life spokesperson.
It issue was the cancellation of a promised vote set for January 22, 2015, on the bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks in all 50 states. Pro-life leaders were promised that the vote would be re-scheduled “immediately,” yet two months later, there is no vote in sight.
“We were betrayed, gave them 2 extra months. Get a vote together,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue in a tweet posted by Jill Stanek.