FBI Visit to Pro-Life Activist’s Childhood Home Raises Concerns

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Elise Ketch, a pro-life activist and member of Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU), has raised concerns over the FBI’s recent visit to her childhood home. Ketch suspects that the agents’ true motive behind the visit was to intimidate her and her team.

The Daily Signal published Ring camera footage showing two women who identified themselves as FBI agents speaking with Ketch’s mother at her Virginia home. The agents claimed that they wanted to speak with Ketch but refused to disclose the purpose of their visit, only stating that she was not in any trouble.

Ketch believes that the FBI may have attempted to discuss one of her colleagues facing prosecution, particularly PAAU activist Lauren Handy, whom the Justice Department had charged with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. Ketch also expressed concern that the FBI may view her as a threat due to her pro-life activism.


The FBI declined to comment on the matter. However, the bureau has faced criticisms for its tactics towards pro-life figures, such as Catholic pro-life activist Mark Houck. The House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing this week regarding these criticisms.

Despite her arrest in March alongside other pro-life activists for blocking traffic in front of a U.S. House office building, Ketch remains unyielding. “The most prevalent domestic threat to our country is the murder of thousands of preborn people by abortion each day,” Ketch stated. “It is not terrorism to nonviolently intervene and rescue these powerless children before their slaughter. I’m willing to risk my own freedom and sacrifice my rights to secure theirs.”