Pro-life group might lawyer up after students arrested

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

police lights flashingLaw enforcement officials in Washington, D.C. could find themselves in court defending their actions after pro-life activists were handcuffed and arrested on a public sidewalk.

Since left-wing activists have been permitted to write anti-police slogans in recent weeks, members of Students for Life attempted to use chalk in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic to write a pro-life message.

Video recorded at the scene shows police officers warning the students to stop or face arrest, and pro-life activists say the students found six police cars waiting for them when they showed up.

Students for Life is predictably talking to constitutional attorneys about legal action.

Kristi Hamrick, a spokeswoman for Students for Life, points out the D.C. mayor allowed “Black Lives Matter” on a city street and “defund the police” was allowed, too, in a separate incident.

“So Students for Life of America sent a letter to the mayor," she recalls, "and applied for permits for the city to ask for a peaceful event in front of Planned Parenthood, and to paint ‘Black pre-born lives matter.’”

There is a reason for such a message, too: Black women undergo abortions at five times the rate than white women.

“The abortion rate in that community is 38 percent of all abortions,” Hamrick says, “when they're only 13 percent of the population. So it's clear that there's a tremendous loss of life here.”

 

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