I wrote in an earlier article about Missionaries to the Preborn-IOWA and the sham trial of Donna Holman for ministering outside a Planned Parenthood death chamber there. Here is an update from the director of MTP-IOWA, Dan Holman:
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At 8:30 a.m. October 23, 2007 , at the Johnson County Courthouse in Iowa City , Iowa , Donna Holman is to appear before the Magistrate Karen Egerton to have her probation revoked for not complying with Egerton’s order.
Donna Holman was convicted of a bogus charge of "Harassment" during a normal sidewalk counseling situation at Planned Parenthood in Iowa City , Iowa . Though video of the purported altercation showed no harassment, Egerton found Donna Holman guilty on the hearsay testimony of Planned Parenthood employees.
The charges were an apparent setup between Planned Parenthood and Iowa City Police. Two female officers eagerly arrested Donna Holman on the morning of November 1, 2006 shortly after Planned Parenthood’s first abortion appointments arrived.
The Jane Doe victim/witnesses whom Mrs. Holman purportedly harassed was subpoenaed but did not show up for court. The courtroom audience was packed with Planned Parenthood executive types.
Karen Egerton accepted the hearsay testimony of Planned Parenthood employees in lieu of the "victims" testimony. She rejected defendant’s video evidence which showed no harassment took place
Though Mrs. Holman has a constitutional right to confront her witnesses, the Iowa Supreme Court, without explanation, denied her application for discretionary review. Donna Holman does not have the financial means to take her case to Federal Court.
Mrs. Holman was given a 30 day suspended sentence pending completion of a year’s probation and getting a psychiatric evaluation and recommended meds. She was also given a permanent injunction keeping her from ministering to abortion bound women at Planned Parenthood.
The court received a psychological exam of Donna Holman from a counselor licensed in California . Egerton insists that Mrs. Holman have a psychiatric exam by a psychiatrist licensed in Iowa ; she is further ordered Mrs. Holman to take psychotic drugs if they are prescribed.
Donna Holman is refusing to comply with the psychiatric exam and possible medication. On October 23, 2007 her probation could be revoked. She could spend up to 30 days in jail for refusing to obey Egerton's order.
This court is arrogant in supposing that a person is mentally ill because they believe baby-murder to be wrong. It is a great evil for government to permit, protect, and promote baby-murder under a color of law. It is hypocritical of Karen Egerton to suppose that a woman has the personal liberty to kill her unborn child, while ordering Mrs. Holman to seek medical attention against her will.
Missionaries to the Pre-born Iowa will be speaking up for Donna Holman outside the courthouse before and after Donna Holman’s hearing.
Whether Mrs. Holman is incarcerated or not, Missionaries to the Pre-born will spend the day in Iowa City speaking up for those appointed for death at Planned Parenthood and Emma Goldman.
Missionaries to the Pre-born Iowa
P.O. Box 135
Keokuk , Iowa 52632