Pro-life group awarded right to display bus ad

Sunday, March 10, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

pregnancy ultrasoundA bus company in Indiana recently learned a hard lesson about the United States Constitution – to the joy of pro-life advocates across the Hoosier State.

Tippecanoe County Right to Life of Lafayette, Indiana, sought to run ads on public transportation buses, but the pro-life group’s attempt to publicly promote its cause was rejected.

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) Legal Counsel Samuel Green told OneNewsNow that the ads were simply beautiful.

“It includes two ultrasound images of unborn babies and a picture of a newborn baby, and it has the words,’Me,’ ‘Me, again,’ and ‘Still me,’ across those three pictures to convey the undeniable scientific truth that the child within the womb is the same human child after birth that we cherish,” Green explained.

The third picture on the ad reflects the adult.

The government's transportation arm contended that it originally rejected the ad because it violated its policy of running ads of a political nature.

However, the state-run transportation system’s policy does not trump the U.S. Constitution, so ADF filed suit.

After months of litigation, officials in Lafayette learned that the town was guilty of viewpoint discrimination and went on to settle the lawsuit.

“We're just glad that this ad is now running – conveying the scientific truth that unborn children are humans and deserving of protection, and we hope its message will get out there and save lives … and that the government entities around the country will always remember that the First Amendment must be respected,” Green proclaimed. “It can't discriminate against unpopular viewpoints.”

The town of Lafayette will be paying an undisclosed amount for damages and legal fees in the lawsuit’s settlement.

 

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