After his release, prosecutors hauled Hoye back into court, asking for an injunction to keep him away from the Family Planning Specialists abortion clinic in Oakland -- permanently. Attorney Catie Short of the Life Legal Defense Foundation tells OneNewsNow the judge ruled against the motion, making it clear the real reason for the additional action was because Hoye has been effective in saving the lives of unborn babies.
"What all they're preventing him from doing -- he has no record of harming anyone or anything like that -- so really what they're preventing him from doing is offering help to women seeking abortions," Short contends.
The attorney filed suit in federal court to have the ordinance issued against Hoye declared unconstitutional, but that failed. Now the case is being appealed to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.