Though a Chicago pro-life counselor has been cleared of the
criminal charges lodged by an abortion clinic, the case may not be
done just yet.
62-year-old Anna Marie Mesia stands outside various Chicago area
abortion clinics and tries to convince women and girls not to abort
their preborn babies.
Attorney Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society
(TMS) tells OneNewsNow an abortion clinic manager and customer
of the business claimed the patron was touched on the arm by Mesia.
That incident supposedly took place July 25 outside the N. Elston
Avenue late-term facility.
"They called the police. Anna Marie was arrested and taken to
jail, where she eventually was able to bail out," Breen reports.
"But all of this would be fine and good, except for the fact that
Anna Marie had not been at the abortion facility on the day that
she was claimed to have battered this woman."
The TMS attorney came to the trial armed with subpoenas and
witnesses to prove Mesia's whereabouts on the day in question.
"We were able to bring that all to the prosecutor, and we were
very much interested to see at our initial appearance … the alleged
victim come and defend her charges, to see the abortion clinic
manager, who is a very combative individual, to see her come in and
defend her charges," Breen shares. "And it turned out they didn't
So, the charges were dismissed.
Breen contends the pair filed false charges and knew they could
not stand before a judge and defend those charges. So, Thomas More
Society is considering a lawsuit against the clinic and its manager
for malicious prosecution.