Woman acquitted of trespassing at Columbia clinic

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ A mid-Missouri anti-abortion advocate has been found not guilty of trespassing at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Coumbia.

Boone County Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler ruled Thursday that Kathy Forck did not trespass while participating in daily prayer vigils at the clinic. She was found guilty in Columbia Municipal Court but appealed to the circuit court.

Forck, of New Bloomfield, and her husband, Mike, are campaign directors for the Columbia-based chapter of 40 Days for Life.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports Forck insisted that she followed all rules while at the clinic. She said she was “thrilled’ with the judge’s decision.

Ron Ellifrits, interim leader of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Missouri, said the group was disappointed by the ruling but will continue to provide services in Columbia.

Information from: Jefferson City News Tribune


  • TheREALByeBye2ReligiousRiteKooks

    Appeal it to the next level. This activist right-wing judge is simply WRONG. Again, as usual.

    Right away, when I saw the headline, I KNEW it was another right-wing activist judge, making the judgment himself. A jury would NEVER agree.

    I’ve always wished one of those kooks would try to lay down in front of my car somewhere to block my access, as they do all the time. I think they’d learn a serious lesson they need to learn. Fortunately for them, I haven’t needed an abortion in 30 years! LOL

    • metatronking

      Very Good. Anyone who is as anxious as you are too see everyone have easy access to butcher their unborn child would have no problem murdering a prolife advocate with a car.
      Hopefully we will see more extremists develope the same attitude toward abortionists, clinic workers and deathscort volunteers.

  • David A. Gantt

    The Judge is a Democrat and not some right wing extremist. Don’t know why he ruled the way he did but he has an outstanding track record for being fair. To paint everybody who does something without knowing and studying the issue(s) does nobody any good. Google it next time

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