A person who attempted to prevent clients of an Englewood reproductive health solutions clinic from moving into the making and also harassed a volunteer who labored there was arrested Wednesday, federal prosecutors claimed.
Daniel Courney, 37, of Bergenfield was charged with two counts of violating the Freedom of Accessibility to Clinic Entrances Act, which shields folks seeking and providing reproductive health and fitness products and services, according to a assertion from Performing U.S. Lawyer Rachael A. Honig.
Courney’s alleged crimes took place two times final thirty day period at the clinic, which presents abortions.
On Oct. 16, Courney walked up to the auto of a individual and her companion who experienced just arrived at the clinic and instructed her to “save your kid,” authorities reported. He also shoved a volunteer away who was offering the lady instructions on where to park and advised the driver not to pay attention.
On Saturday, he allegedly walked up to the exact same volunteer who was escorting a affected person inside of the clinic, received between them and shoved the volunteer towards the road, Honig mentioned.
He then known as the volunteer a coward, in accordance to a grievance.
Courney appeared by videoconference Wednesday ahead of U.S. Magistrate Decide Edward S. Kiel and was produced on $50,000 unsecured bond, officers mentioned.
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