In a disturbing turn of events, a Ring doorbell camera captured FBI agents paying a visit to the mother of a pro-life activist, as revealed in recently released video. The agents, identified as Ashley Roberts and Kathleen Brown, arrived at the Woodbridge, Virginia, home of Elise Ketch on April 18. Despite Ketch no longer residing there, her mother, Tracy Ketch, engaged in a conversation with the agents, who claimed to have information they needed to discuss with Elise.
Curiously, when asked to have their badges photographed, the agents declined, citing regulations that forbid it. Furthermore, when pressed about the purpose of their visit, Roberts evaded providing any explanation, stating that they preferred to speak with Elise first and then determine if she wanted to share details with her mother.
In another part of the footage, Tracy contacted Elise to inform her about the FBI agents’ presence. Elise, clearly concerned, warned her mother not to disclose any information. Elise, a member of Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU), expressed uncertainty about the motives behind the visit, but speculated that it might be related to her colleague’s prosecution under the FACE Act.
Having been actively involved in pro-life activism, Elise believes that her dedication to the cause may have made her a target for investigation. Despite no follow-up from the FBI, she perceives the visit as an attempt to intimidate her and her team, questioning the true motives of the government’s actions.
This incident adds to the list of controversial events involving pro-life activists, such as the arrest of Mark Houck, a prominent figure in the movement. Houck’s arrest in front of his family home, with numerous agents present and guns drawn, shocked his wife and lawyer. The arrest allegedly stemmed from a prior altercation with a Planned Parenthood escort, which resulted in an ongoing investigation under the FACE Act.
The FBI declined to provide a comment on this matter, leaving many wondering about the extent of government intrusion into pro-life activism and the potential threats to personal freedoms. These incidents highlight the challenges faced by those who dare to challenge the abortion industrial complex and call for reform in unjust power structures. Despite the risks, pro-life activists like Elise Ketch remain steadfast in their fight for the lives of the unborn.