Brisbane pro-life activist Graham Preston was arrested at his home last week and will spend eight months behind bars, reports The Catholic Leader.
Mr Preston was arrested on May 2 on charges relating to unpaid fines incurred as a result of his sit-in "rescue" actions outside abortion clinics.
He has refused to pay the fines on principle. In previous interviews with The Catholic Leader the father of seven has said that, having spent more than a total of eight months in custody on four different occasions since he started his protest actions in 2002, "jail is no longer an unknown quantity to me".
Mr Preston, a member of Protect Life, said his conscience would not let him pay the fines, which had resulted from trying to block mothers from entering an abortion clinic to have abortions.
"My actions were completely non-violent and I believe have achieved the desired result," he said.
FULL STORY Pro-life activist jailed for eight months (Catholic Leader)