Lauren Handy is a self-proclaimed anti-abortion activist from Virginia, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:
- She hails from Gloucester, Virginia.
- He is Holly Handy‘s daughter.
- She is Catholic. She supports anarcho-mutualism.
- She is the founder of Mercy Missions and the director of activism of Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU).
- In 2013, she moved from Gloucester to Riverside, California, USA.
- In 2014, she visited different parts of the U.S. including California, Utah, Washington, Oregon and New Mexico.
- In 2015, she moved from Riverside to Washington, D.C., USA. On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Capitol Police arrested her outside the office of 53rd U.S. House of Representatives speaker John Boehner where she protested a canceled House vote that would ban abortions after 20 weeks.
- In August 2017, she visited Baja California, Mexico.
- In 2018, she visited Dublin, Ireland and different parts of the U.S. including Virginia, Washington, D.C., New York, California, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, New Mexico, Louisiana and Alabama.
- In 2019, she visited different parts of the U.S. including Louisiana, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Michigan and New York.
- Pretending to be a prospective patient named Hazel Jenkins, she called an abortion clinic in Washington, D.C. and scheduled an appointment on October 22, 2020. Once she arrived at the clinic that day, Joan Bell, then 72, of New Jersey, Paulette Harlow, then 72, and Jean Marshall, then 71, of Massachusetts, USA, Heather Idoni, then 60, of Michigan, Jonathan Darnel, then 39, of Virginia and John Hinshaw, then 66, and William Goodman, then 51, and Jay Smith, then 31, of New York forced their way inside and started blocking the doors. She livestreamed the incident on Facebook.
- On March 30 2022, the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia responded to a tip of potential bio-hazard material at her residence at Southeast, Washington, D.C. and five fetuses in the residence. The fetuses appeared to have been aborted legally under Washington, D.C. law. In an indictment unsealed that day, a federal grand jury charged her, Bell, Harlow, Marshall, Idoni, Darnel, Hinshaw, Goodman and Smith with conspiracy against rights and violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.
- She was 28 years old when five fetuses were found inside her Southeast residence on March 30, 2022.