My first response to reading this story was to think, “I didn’t know anti-abortionists were this depraved.” My second response was, “Actually, they likely all are. Just look at all the clinic bombers and those who murder doctors.”
What’s really galling is the white privilege and selective enforcement on display. There are pictures of cops entering Handy’s house that show her casually sitting on the sidewalk, not in handcuffs. She had five foetuses in the house from a break in at an abortion clinic in 2020.
Her name may be Lauren Handy, but I’m already nicknaming her Edith Gein.
Five fetuses found at home of anti-abortion activist, DC Police say
Police discovered five fetuses at the home of an anti-abortion activist in Capitol Hill on Wednesday, the department has confirmed to WUSA9.
Officers responded shortly after noon to a home on the 400 block of 6th Street SE to investigate a tip about potential bio-hazard material in the residence. Once inside, they located the fetuses. The remains were collected by the D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
The home was occupied by Lauren Handy, an anti-abortion activist who was indicted along with nine others Wednesday by a federal grand jury. Handy is accused of felony conspiracy against rights for a blockade inside a D.C. abortion clinic in October 2020.
WUSA9’s camera was outside as DC Police homicide and forensic services detectives took evidence out in red biohazard bags and coolers from the rowhouse’s basement.
Handy declined to speak on camera Wednesday, but told WUSA9 she expected the raid to happen “sooner or later.” She also declined to say what was in the coolers, saying only that “people would freak out when they heard.”