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?