By Zachary Gappa | Posted in Blog | Mar-24-2012
The hits just keep coming in the Obama administration’s war on pro-lifers. The latest effort was to block pro-life activist Ken Scott from handing out brochures and counseling women outside of an abortion clinic in Denver. U.S. Attornery General Eric Holder worked for a preliminary injunction against Scott, but U.S. District Judge Philip A. Brimmer denied this request. The Attorney General has since dropped civil charges.
The AG tried to make the argument that Scott’s short interactions with car drivers were somehow blocking access to the clinic, thereby violating the FACE (Free Access to Clinic Entrances) Act. The judge ruled that these short delays in traffic did not live up to that standard.
This isn’t the only anti-pro-life action the Obama Administration is engaging in (via Life News):
United States v. Scott is one of many recent FACE Act lawsuits brought by the Obama Administration and its Attorney General, Eric Holder, against local sidewalk counselors, Breen says. The Attorney General’s primary legal theory is that a car that stops to speak to a sidewalk counselor constitutes a “physical obstruction” of access to an abortion facility and a violation of the FACE Act, punishable by a $10,000 fine and an injunction against sidewalk counseling at a particular facility.
Pro-lifers have been sidewalk counseling for decades. This is yet another ridiculous action by an Obama Administration that bends over backwards to promote abortion and squash the pro-life effort. They are not simply advancing their own cause – they are trying to use the weight of government to put an end to any objections.
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