Police have found five fetuses in the home of a self-proclaimed “anti-abortion activist” who was accused by federalists of being part of a group of people blocking access to Washington, D.C.
The Metropolitan Police Department said officers were responding to a tip about “potential bio-hazardous material” at a home in southeastern Washington on Wednesday when they found five fetuses inside.
The station, which reported the first discovery, Handy told a reporter that “people would be scared to hear” what detectives had found inside his home. Handy did not respond to a request for comment on his Facebook profile.
Police say five fetuses have been collected by medical examiners in Washington and an investigation is underway.
In the complaint, prosecutors say Handy pretended to be a potential patient and called the clinic to schedule an appointment. Once there, on October 22, 2020, eight of the accused suspects pushed their way in and started slamming the door, according to the complaint. Five of them tied chairs together in chairs to block the treatment area because others blocked the entrance to the staff to prevent other patients from entering, the complaint alleges. Other suspects were prevented from entering the waiting room, prosecutors allege.
Handy and eight others were charged with conspiracy against rights and violation of freedom of entry under the Clinic Access Act. Federal law, commonly known as FACE law, prohibits the use of physical force or threats to intimidate or interfere with a person seeking reproductive health care.