Oregon man pleads guilty to breaking windows and destroying Planned Parenthood property


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An Oregon man pleaded guilty Monday to breaking windows and destroying property at a Planned Parenthood because the clinic provided abortion services.

Devin Friedrick Kruse, 27, pleaded guilty to two violations of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, a law passed by Congress in 1994 in response to an increase in violence against patients and abortion service providers.

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According to court documents, Kruse broke through security cameras, a window and a sign at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grants Pass, Oregon on Nov. 23, 2021. Several days later, he returned to the property, threw a concrete block through the window, tore an intercom system off, and broke several light bulbs, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a press release.

Kruse later admitted to damaging properties at the clinic because he was angry with Planned Parenthood for “killing unborn children.”

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Kruse was charged earlier this year with misdemeanor criminal information with two counts of violating the FACE Act which carries a penalty of up to one year in federal prison. His sentencing is expected to begin in early January.

As part of his plea, Kruse must repay Planned Parenthood in full, as determined by the government prior to sentencing and ordered by the court.

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