John Brockhoeft, a defender of the unborn, has completed serving several years in prison for closing down abortuaries by means of fire. While he was incarcerated, he wrote what has become known as The Brockhoeft Report.
The Brockhoeft Report was originally in newsletter format and edited by Shelley Shannon until her subsequent arrest and conviction for shooting late term abortionist George Tiller. After Shelley's trial the Brockhoeft Report was published in the Prayer & Action News, edited by Dave and Dorothy Leach.
John Brockhoeft is a signer of Paul Hill's Defensive Action statement. He was released from prison under severe restrictions placed on his personal liberties.
John Brockhoeft was enjoined from any communication with pro-lifers, even to contact with any pro-life attorney!
The court imposed restriction on his fraternitizastion with pro-life advocates was so strong that Brockhoeft was concerned he would not be allowed to: attend a church containing pro-lifers; receive medical attention from a pro-life doctor; or even to marry his pro-life fiancée.
The parole board responded to his concerns with the assurance that these scenarios were exaggerated, however, the restrictions were in effect for three years.
In February, 1998 A.D. Johnny Brockhoeft was again allowed to participate in lawful anti-abortion activities. In January 1999 A.D., he was honored at the Fourth Annual White Rose Banquet, held in Washington D.C.
" There is a paradox in John Brockhoeft. He has the peaceful countenance of a Francis of Assisi statue feeding the birds, and a shy look when receiving complimentary remarks; he is a doting father to his lovely children and a tender husband to his New Zealand pen pal (now wife), Joanne.
He defies the government's profile of a heartless urban terrorist. But when John speaks, the words emerge from deep within him as the upwelling of magma in a volcano. We need no further explanation after he quotes Jeremiah 6:11,
"I am full of the fury of Yahweh and I am weary of holding it in!"
and when he tells us,
"I'm furious about the mutilation and torture murder of babies."