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Obama’s Justice Dept. Wages Low-Grade War on Pro-Life Activists

Posted by John Jansen (April 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm)

Sidewalk counselor Dick Retta, 80, stands outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Washington, DC. Retta has been sued by the Justice Department under the FACE Act.

Since taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama has lost the support of a lot of people, but one constituency he has never upset is the radical pro-choice movement.

That’s why no one should be surprised when, for example, Obama makes a promotional video for Planned Parenthood Action Fund from inside the White House.

And neither should we be surprised that Obama, through his Department of Justice, continues to wage a low-grade war on the First Amendment rights of pro-life activists across the U.S.

Post-Abortive Sidewalk Counselor Sued under FACE Act

Consider, for example, the case of Mary Susan Pine.

Pine, who herself had an abortion years ago, has been a sidewalk counselor in West Palm Beach, Florida for over a decade.

In 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder filed a lawsuit against Pine, claiming she had violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.

What did Pine do to warrant the lawsuit? Physically restrain women on their way into an abortion clinic? Chain herself to the door? [Continue reading …]

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