Four Found Guilty of Blocking Access to Nashville Reproductive Health Clinic

Four defendants were convicted for obstructing access to a reproductive health clinic in Tennessee.

A federal judge found four defendants, Eva Edl, Eva Zastrow, James Zastrow, and Paul Place, guilty of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE Act) for blocking access to a reproductive health care clinic in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, on March 5, 2021.

Evidence presented at the trial showed that the defendants physically obstructed the clinic’s employees and a patient for several hours, preventing access to reproductive health services. The defendants positioned themselves directly in front of the main clinic door, located on the second floor of a medical building, for over two hours. Despite multiple requests from the police to leave or move, the defendants remained in place, resulting in their arrest.

The defendants face a maximum sentence of six months in prison, five years of supervised release, and fines of up to $10,000. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Memphis Division – Nashville Resident Agency and is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

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