Holder’s DOJ Takes Elderly Pro-Life Activist To Court
I guess the First Amendment doesn’t apply on a public sidewalk outside an abortion clinic:
A pro-life activist who has engaged in sidewalk counseling for 14 years has been taken to court by the federal Department of Justice. The complaint to the court submitted by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice alleges that Richard Retta non-violently obstructed a woman and her ‘clinic escorts’ from entering Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, an abortion facility.
I’ll admit here that the bit about the sidewalk is a surmise, but I think it has a strong foundation… if he was on Planned Parenthood property, they could get him on trespassing charges… since they aren’t, it seems logical to conclude that he’s on a public sidewalk when he speaks to people heading for the door.
It also seems odd that there aren’t any police reports for any assaults against these ladies, or even disturbing the peace, since the complaint alleges that he stepped on one lady’s foot and yells at women.
In short, there appears to be darned little evidence that he’s actually done anything wrong, other than to explain to women that there is an alternative to abortion. So, it looks right now like AG Holder is trying to force people not to tell women about these options by making an example of an elderly gentleman just sharing his deeply-held views.