Skip to comments.Iowa Grandmother, Donna Holman, Jailed for Discouraging Abortion (judge ordered a Psych. Test)
Posted on 01/18/2008 4:59:17 PM PST by Coleus
In March, 2007, Donna Holman was convicted of a charge of "harassment" as she engaged in "sidewalk counseling" to discourage women from entering a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Iowa City, Iowa. Judge Karen Egerton found Mrs.Holman guilty on the hearsay testimony of Planned Parenthood employees. The woman Mrs. Holman allegedly harassed did not even show up for the hearing. Despite being unable to confront her accuser and offer exculpatory evidence, the Iowa Supreme Court declined to review the case.
"While murderers and rapists run free, a harmless 72-year-old Christian grandmother, Donna Holman, must languish in jail for having the temerity of speaking out on behalf of the unborn," said Dr. Gary Cass, Chairman and CEO of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. "The double standards of justice used against pro-life Christians are staggering. If Donna Holman had been a union or homosexual activist she would have been released and the trumped up charges dropped. Donna is only guilty of caring for the weakest and most vulnerable among us. The courts are guilty of aiding and abetting the abortion industry as it plies its bloody trade on bodies of innocent babies while harming unsuspecting women. It is especially troubling that she is beginning this ordeal on the eve of the 35th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.
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The rub on courts everywhere at every level is that if they rule in favor of any anti-abortion case brought before their court, they will be admitting they were wrong. Wrong to the tune of 50,000,000 deaths. To admit they got Roe wrong is never-ever going to happen. Leaving judges both sitting and retired a legacy of being murderers is not something they will allow to happen.
what is evil is good and what is good is evil,
Where have I read that?
Donna Holman has my prayers. Her sacrifice will bring graces to a world in desperate need of grace.
I pity the eternity of such judges.
IN THE IOWA DISTRICT
COURT IN AND FOR JOHNSON COUNTY
STATE OF IOWA
CASE NO. SMSM067310
MOTION NUNC PRO TUNC FOR RECONSIDERATION OF SENTENCE
DONNA HOLMAN, Defendant.
NOW COMES THE DEFENDANT, DONNA JEAN HOLMAN, pro se; being of sound mind, and of a sound body, pursuant to Iowa Code section 902.4, to move this court to reconsider its sentence in the above titled case.
I find it strange and disingenuous for a woman, especially for a mother, not to recognize the humanity and worth of a child in the womb. I find it especially strange and abhorrent that a female judge would somehow think it is normal for Planned Parenthood to systematically kill babies in the womb, but abnormal for me to oppose these serial killers.
Is it not hypocritical for this court to acknowledge a woman’s purported right in seeking medical help for destroying her child, while denying me the basic right to refuse “medical help?” I believe psychiatry to be a
psuedoscience on par with astrology, fortune telling, and palm reading.
Must I be punished for my refusal to recognize psychiatry as a legitimate medical science? What gives this court the right to order medical help for which I have no need or desire? Is it not “my body, my choice?” Must I also ingest mind altering psychotropic drugs prescribed by a psychiatrist to satisfy this court order? Does this court routinely order psychiatric evaluations for misdemeanor convictions?
If I were physically or mentally impaired I should indeed be pitied. This court is apparently questioning my morality! This court is acting as if it were lawful and morally righteous to slaughter the unborn. Yet
35 years ago it was unlawful, and unrighteous. Does changing the law change morality? Does changing the law change right or wrong? Does changing the law change the reality of aborticide?
In 1856, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Negro is “chattel.” By denying Dred Scott his freedom, slavery was made “safe and legal.” Had I stood before this court for opposing slavery or the “Jim Crow laws” instead of aborticide, would this court suspect me of being mentally
deficient or ill?
Prior to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the humanity of the unborn child was understood; his status as a “legal person” was unquestioned. It is the same perversion of law which refused to recognize the humanity and worth of “the Negro” that denies equal protection under the law to the
child in the womb.
Outside this courthouse, on numerous occasions, I have demonstrated the humanity and worth of the pre-born child. I have displayed pictures of aborted babies which should have excited compassion on their behalf. I have also distributed literature on these very court house steps with statistics of abortions in Iowa.
One out of every 3 children In Iowa is killed by aborticide. The Iowa Department of Public Health reports that 7,564 Iowa children were “terminated” in 2006. It is a great evil which permits this holocaust under color of law.
It is unjust for this court to find me guilty of harassment, to forbid me from performing my ministry to the pre-born at Planned Parenthood, to sentence me to a year’s probation, ordering me to get a psychiatric examination, and obey psychiatric advice.
Since I have been enjoined from being at Planned Parenthood there is nobody there to advise desperate women against aborticide! In consideration of the 4 days I have been incarcerated for this unjust conviction, I respectively request that this court prayerfully reconsider my sentence. Donna Jean Holman, pro se
Reminiscent of Soviet and Chinese re-education camps.
Any time someone is facing jail time, they have the right to an attorney. Donna may have qualified for a public defender. I want to know if she waived her right to a lawyer and simply plead guilty to the charge before I make any further judgments as to how she ended up in jail for this. I’m as pro-life as they come, but I hate emotional stories that don’t tell the whole story. It puts the pro-life side in the same light as the other side.
I wonder which political party the good judge belongs?
Ok, so she is Pro Se. She is representing herself. That’s why she’s in jail. She waived a lawyer. That is just stupid.
How about Isaiah 5:20: Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil?
This is a link to another story (old). Is it the same person?
*in favor of the
Meanwhile, the WBC Phelps clan is free to spew their vile sewage to their heart’s content.
Beat me to it. Was going to say, Psych test is the first step to a re-education camp.
UNBELIEVABLE! I have read a lot here in the years my husband was a poster. I have never read anything so ominous. Why don't they just assign a deputy to tase her whenever she says or does something the court doesn't like?
Any idea why she didn’t go for a jury trial?
Even a public defender is better than representing yourself. I still wonder why she chose a bench trial. As a pro-lifer I’d only do that if the judge was very conservative.
Also potentially the first step to losing your Second Amendment rights - a bill re mental treatment, involuntary OR VOLUNTARY, is going to the Virginia General Assembly this session. I don't know if any other states have enacted something similar.
Just another example of giving a moron a little authority who answers to no one.
Elect a Democrat for Pres (especially the Witch) and America will get leftist, stalinist judges for years to come.
Where to begin?!?! Let me say working for Johnson Co I have seen this county be nothing, but OVERLY accommodating to Mrs. Holman! And ‘her people’ have been nothing, but mean and rude to myself and others. I can’t believe these people. I feel like I have to stand up for these so-called Christians because of the negative words and attitudes they are using towards myself and co-workers. I’m getting tired of making excuses for you all. Grow up please.
I am a Christian. I am pro-life. I do believe for speaking up and standing up for what you believe in. I also believe in following laws. I also believe in not harassing others. I believe that maybe serving this time in jail could be a benefit to Mrs. Holman. Ever heard of a man called Paul? Remember all the time he spent in prison and the work the Lord provided for him while he was there? God said there is a reason for every time in our life and this is just another season and challenge in Mrs. Holman’s life.
Oh and sure like the deputies would tase her. Are YOU kidding me purpleraine? Get your facts straight first. These deputies, judges, and other officials are people too. Why don’t you try and treat them like one?
And oh! My husband and I are retired peace officers, so save the sermon.
Thank you for your information.
Putting a 72 year old woman in jail for 30 days because she would not submit to a psychiatric examination and any drugs that were prescribed as a result is not being accomodating to Mrs. Holman, is it?
Doesn’t your county/judge understand that subjecting a very SANE woman to a psychiatric examination is a Stalinist/KGB tactic that has been used in communist nations for decades to silence voices of protest in their countries?????
It is the HEIGHT of insult, degradation, and ignominy to even suggest that this woman needs psychiatric care for speaking to mothers of unborn children before they go in to have their very much ALIVE babies aborted/killed.
The mystery is why tens of thousands of Christian/Jewish/caring Americans are not at Abortatoriums every day doing what Mrs. Holman was doing.
Women in crisis pregnancies do NOT get the full story at Planned Parenthood or other abortatoriums regarding the viability of their unborn child, regarding the health risks of having abortions both at the time of the procedure and in later life, or the emotional/spiritual tragedies that result in the lives of women who have had abortions!!!!!!!
And why would Planned Parenthood TELL women these facts? They do NOT tell them because Planned Parenthood MAKES MILLIONS ON THE DESTROYED BABIES AND DAMAGED LIVES OF THE MOTHERS. Follow the money. Yet the abortion “industry” is NOT REGULATED like every other health facility/procedure is in this country.
For shame to Johnson county for your treatment of this woman. Please reconsider these actions and set this woman free!!!!!
How interesting to have joined the same day this article was posted. Welcome to FR.
Im getting tired of making excuses for you all. Grow up please.
You need not make excuses for us. Thanks for the thought nonetheless.
Are YOU kidding me purpleraine? Get your facts straight first.
FReepers go out of their way to treat newcomers well. However, those welcomed might consider whether they or those of longer standing have the greater credibility at this juncture.
Maybe she knows she has an Advocate in the Supreme court.
While not artful in some respects, her motion gets her point across. Most attorneys would try to ingratiate themselves in some way with the judge. Mrs. Holman did not. Now she's in jail. Somehow I think she knew she might be called upon to make this sacrifice, and was willing.
LOL! Tell it like it is!!!
Too bad her pleading isn't going to go anywhere with this judge.
Prayers for this woman. Looks like her right to free speech were squelched.
Now maybe you can explain to us why a 72 year old grandmother is in jail for a misdemeanor of legally protesting at an abortion center?
Also please explain what right a judge has to order her to undertake a psychiatric evaluation and be drugged for this misdemeanor?
And don’t take that tone with me that you used here earlier!
i think YOU need to see a shrink.
St. Paul was a man of God and was incarcerated by a bunch of immoral pagans, is that what you are the judge are? very poor analogy to say the least.
We have a first amendment and the people have a right to do sidewalk counseling at abortion mill, they have a right to show what an abortion looks like and a right to educate people to show what abortion is.
you sure you don’t work for planned parenthood?
Cameras. Always have at least one person videotaping throughout the day while a protest is being held. It’s evidence of the truth of any encounter.
Not surprising that liberal American judges eventually get around to using the same tactics that communist Russian judges used to quelch dissent.
She denounces one form of genocide and eugenics, only to be subject to another tool of eugenics, a psych test.
Satan’s so predictable. He can’t create, only twist and destroy.
To Donna, thanks for your witness, courage and strength.
Many of my teens and young adults (two busloads), will think of her and others at the March in D.C. Tuesday.
Did you send this to ACLJ, Thomas More and Ave Maria Law?
It seems her husband is the subject.
Johnson, as in Johnson and Johnson?
Pray, pray, pray.
We are in the time that Christ referred to as “the beginning of sorrows,” referring to the last days (Matthew 23:8; etc.).
More and more Christians will be brought before courts and so forth during these last days, as prophesied by Christ 2 thousand years ago
“But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils... and ye shall be brought before rulers for my sake, for a testimony against them.” - Jesus Christ, Mark 13:9
Jesus is coming soon; halleluiah.
Please. People have been saying that for 2000 years, and they've all been wrong. What kind of arrogance does it take to believe that they all messed up, but you've got it figured out, and to state it as if it's a plain fact? You're looking at the same kinds of coincidental similarities that the rest of the end-times prediction set was looking at, but it wasn't about them, and it's not about us.
It reminds me of the old song: "You're so vain, you probably think this verse is about us."
Anyway if you read the end of the passage in Matthew 24, you'll see that Christ was telling his followers that all those things were to happen in that generation. They did.
So much for due process of law and being entitled to a fair trial. This is a judicial railroading. I'll bet $10 the judge is pro-abortion.
If this episode doesn't prove our Constitution and the judicial system is in the toilet waiting to be flushed, what will.
May the Lord use this to His Glory. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
The Holy Spirit wrote that one. This whole case should be dismissed. The Judge is way out of line. She's trying to get Donna Holman committed, this is the first step.
Find out who all these legislators are and vote them OUT this year.
can you add donna holman to the keywords, for some reason it won’t work for me.