NY AG accused of harassing pro-life activists

Friday, October 13, 2017
 | 
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

keep abortion legal abortion kills signsA religious liberty law firm is asking a federal court to dismiss a year-long investigation of pro-life activists in New York.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed suit in June 2016 against 14 pro-life activists who talked to women entering a Planned Parenthood clinic in Jamaica, New York.

One of the activists is Scott Fitchett, who is represented by Liberty Counsel.

The group’s assistant vice president of legal affairs, Roger Gannam, says Attorney General Schneiderman has a history of supporting abortion.

“He has disdain, [he has] open disgust for the pro-life message, using terms like pro-life demonstrators were ‘running their mouths’ and ‘spewing un-American and illegal rhetoric.’” Gannam tells OneNewsNow. “What he's talking about is the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Schneiderman’s suit accuses the "sidewalk counselors" of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, which prohibits blocking abortion clinic entrances.

OneNewsNow asked Gannam if his client violated the federal law.

“Absolutely not,” he responds. “He simply stands on the edge of a 16-foot-wide sidewalk. He's never close to the entrance, certainly not close enough to actually stop anyone who wants to get in.”

After a year-long investigation, Schneiderman has not produced any evidence that any law has been violated so Liberty Counsel is asking the federal court to dismiss the lawsuit.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Absent the cooperation of Congress, is President Trump taking the right approach to offset the negatives of ObamaCare?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

NKorea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'
Trump says predecessors didn't honor fallen; response heated
Iraqi forces push into disputed city as Kurds withdraw
Somalia truck bombing toll over 300, scores remain missing
Trump, McConnell insist they're together for GOP agenda
Judge accepts Bergdahl's guilty pleas
New Jersey Muslim convicted of terrorist attack

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Here’s the connection between sexual predator Harvey Weinstein and Bill Clinton
Trump: I know how Bannon feels about Republicans
Kimmel on losing conservative viewers: 'I probably wouldn't want to have conversation w/them anyway'
Las Vegas guard Jesus Campos vanished after visiting urgent-care clinic, union leader says
Harvey Weinstein investigated by NYPD for alleged 2004 sexual assault

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
First Liberty: SCOTUS will uphold prayer

Founding Fathers praying (painting)A legal organization is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a "circuit split" over invocations at public meetings.