Silencing pro-lifers not a 'civil right'

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

First Amendment Monument (Philadelphia)A pro-liberty law group is planning to teach public officials in Maine about the freedoms guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. 

Thomas More Law Center has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a pastor, Andrew March, who preaches outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland.

Thomas More attorney Kate Oliveri alleges that March was hassled by police and warned that he was violating the Maine Civil Rights Act, which says no one can make a noise loud enough to be heard inside an abortion clinic.

Yet there was a climate change demonstration the same day, with hundreds of people chanting louder than the pastor, she says.

"It's the content of his speech that they're focusing on," Oliveri says of the pastor's punishment.

A federal court this year also ruled unconstitutional a Portland bubble zone law which prevented pro-life counselors from getting close enough to be heard by people entering the abortuary. 

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