Ken Scott, with the help of Almighty God and some tremendous lawyering, won the day in a federal court hearing in Denver, Colorado, this past Friday, January 27, 2012, as District Judge Philip Brimmer rejected an attempt by the federal government to grant Planned Parenthood preliminary injunctive relief from Ken Scott. This Preliminary Injunctive Hearing was meant to keep Ken outside a 25’ imaginary bubble from the entrance of the Planned Parenthood of the Rock Mountains abortion mill.
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Judge Declares Ken Scott a “Sensible Man”
Thursday January 26th, U.S. District Judge Philip Brimmer denied the Justice Department’s allegation that Kenneth Scott’s sidewalk counseling efforts at Planned Parenthood in Denver make it “unreasonably difficult” for patients and employees to get to the clinic. If the Justice Department had proven that Mr. Scott was guilty of their charges, he would have been saddled with a preliminary injunction that would keep him 25 feet from the driveway. Instead, Judge Brimmer, stated that Mr. Scott is a “sensible man” as he ruled against the preliminary injunction in the U.S. vs. Kenneth Scott FACE civil lawsuit.
Mike Wagner, head security guard for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains appears in a video that the government produced as evidence against Scott. The video shows Kenneth handing a client an information packet and Wagner driving up behind the vehicle stopped in the driveway. Mr. Wagner testified that he felt “frightened and concerned” while he waited ten seconds to get into the driveway. No police report was filed. Wagner carries a gun, he has extensive military training and he’s a former police officer. He is now the head of security for the entire Rocky Mountain region Planned Parenthoods. Unless Mr. Wagner is deathly afraid of paper cuts, it makes one wonder why an abortion client receiving an information packet would cause him to panic. Even Judge Brimmer, while explaining his ruling expressed his doubt in the former police officer’s credibility. For these reasons, Mike Wagner is the reluctant recipient of “Best Hostile Witness of Day” award.
When questioned by Scott’s lawyer, Mike Wagner said he wasn’t aware of any fender-benders caused by Scott. Ironically, there was quite a wipe out two years ago during a snow storm as Mr. Wagner raced around the corner at Planned Parenthood and plowed into two cars. Both of the cars belonged to pro-lifers who were praying across the street from the abortion facility.
Ken Scott’s witnesses were exemplary. Binette Bah, in particular, captured the attention of the court when she and her four year old daughter entered the room to testify. Adorable little Binette was heading to the witness stand with her mom and had to be directed to sit in the gallery. The entire courtroom watched as she stood in her seat to see mommy.
On the witness stand Binette was asked how she knew Ken Scott. “I met Ken Scott at Planned Parenthood the day I went for an abortion.” Before Binette finished her testimony she instructed the people in the courtroom to look at her daughter and said, “If it weren’t for Ken Scott my daughter would not be here today.” When Binette left the witness stand little Binette ran to her mom and hugged her. It was a sweet sight to behold.
The process of preparing for the injunction hearing and the subsequent $10,000 Federal FACE law suit coming later this year has been grueling for both Kenneth and his attorneys. The Federal Government has a battery of lawyers working to protect the abortion industry in Colorado from the truth. If not for the diligent, self-sacrificing work of Rebecca Messall, along with Peter Breen and Tom Brejcha of the Thomas More Society out of Chicago, the outcome would have been very different.
The left slanted media in Colorado invariably portrays the pro-life movement in the worst possible light. But that is not always the case.
For the past decade, KPOF, a local Denver Christian radio station, has consistently invited Ken and Jo Scott to their program. Today, Roy Henchke and Denise Washington Blomberg told Ken that since they have been broadcasting the events at the abortion mill their listeners view the pro-life ministry differently than they did in the past. The audience has invested their prayers in the ministry and they are genuinely concerned about the welfare of the sidewalk counselors. No longer does the Christian community view the pro-lifers at the abortion mills as judgmental, aggressive or hateful. KPOF is changing the world for Jesus and helping to save the lives of innocent baby boys and girls while providing an important outlet for the truth to be shared.
The U.S. Justice Department under Barack Obama is targeting free speech outside of abortion mills in at least seven states. In doing so they are jeopardizing the lives of thousands of children and their moms. Do not be deceived, free speech everywhere is at risk when the government decides who is allowed to speak and where that government approved speech takes place. Please pray for our leaders, especially President Barack Obama and the head of the Justice Department, Eric Holder, to come to know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Below are pdf files of the court documents:
2012-01-25 U.S. vs. Ken Scott (and Terry Sullivan denied)
2012-01-26 FACE PI Hearing U.S. vs. Kenneth Scott0001