Pre-Trial Hearing Begins Against Pro-Life Protesters Facing Decades in Jail for Praying Outside Abortion Clinic

Fred Thompson Federal Courthouse in Nashville Tennessee

On March 5, 2021, Paul Vaughn and ten other defendants, including a pastor and two of his children, an aged survivor of the Nazi concentration camps of World War II, a retired police officer who decades ago became a conscientious objector after refusing to arrest fellow pro-lifers during a mass rescue in Las Vegas, NV, and other peaceful protesters participated in an abortion rescue in Nashville Tennessee.

None of the protesters assaulted anyone or damaged any property.

For their peaceful protest, the DOJ has vowed to pursue the maximum sentence possible (over a decade in federal prison) weaponizing civil war era laws against all eleven defendants. The government also carried out a well publicized early morning unannounced raid by the FBI at the home of Paul Vaughn meant solely to intimidate him.

As the trial gets underway, we recommend staying up to date with all the developments by following Paul Vaughn’s substack at

For the time being, the schedule for the trial is the following:

Wednesday, Jan 10th  – 1:30 PM:  Pretrial Hearing

Saturday, Jan 13th – 11 AM: Prayer and Hymn sing at the courthouse.
Fred D. Thomson Federal Courthouse – 719 Church St, Nashville, TN 37203

Monday, Jan 15th – 7 PM: I Stand With The 10 Prayer Rally Parkway Baptist Church
1715 Lee Victory Pkwy, Smyrna, TN 37167

Tuesday, Jan 16th – 7:30 AM: Prayer and Psalm Sing, Press Conference on the plaza in front of the court house. 9 AM: Trial starts with jury selection.

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