A CATHOLIC mother of seven, who recently received an eight-month suspended jail sentence for taking part in a protest vigil outside a Brisbane abortion clinic, has asked for prayers as she considers her future.
Anne Rampa, of Dayboro, north-west of Brisbane, was arrested with Annerley father of six Graham Preston, outside a Greenslopes abortion clinic on February 18.
Once charged, Ms Rampa accepted bail on condition of not returning to the abortion clinic until after her court case had been heard.
Mr Preston refused to accept the condition and had already served 70 days in jail on remand when he appeared in court.
Ms Rampa and Mr Preston represented themselves in Brisbane Magistrates Court on April 28.
Both belong to the group Protect Life and have often protested outside abortion clinics since the group’s formation in 2002.
Both he and Ms Rampa received sentences suspended for the next two years on the condition they do not reoffend.
Ms Rampa said her understanding was she would receive an eight-month jail term if she reoffended.
She also understood Mr Preston’s term should he reoffend would be six months, given time already served.
Ms Rampa said the outcome had put her in a quandary and she had many fears about involvement in further actions outside abortion clinics.
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