Pro-life Picketer Wins Free-Speech Dispute in Wisconsin
By Rusty Pugh
Posted October 9, 2004
Since 1999, Mark Gabriel had peacefully demonstrated on a public walkway outside the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin . As part of his protest, he carried signs protesting the abortion provider's activities, neither obstructing traffic nor blocking the sidewalk. In 1999, however, Grand Chute law enforcement officials ticketed Gabriel for violating a city ordinance banning all signs on public rights-of-way. But believing himself to be within his constitutional rights, the Christian activist refused to pay his fine. Therefore, the police subsequently arrested him, and his signs were confiscated.
Family Association (AFA) Wins Another One!
TWO FLORIDA LAWS BITE THE DUST
Posted January 10, 2002
The old saying goes, "The wheels of justice move exceedingly slow
and grind exceedingly fine." Ordinarily when we Christians are found
living out our faith in the streets, and are thrown in jail, the court
system generally grinds us into pixie dust. Not this time!
Police Rescind Order Against
June 20, 2001
"We're gratified that they are beginning to recognize the value of First
Amendment rights, even for those who hold pro-life values and beliefs,"
Crampton says. "It is grievous, really, that public funds -- taxpayer
money -- has been used for years to the tune of hundreds of thousands
of dollars to finance ... malicious prosecutions against gentle folks."
Update on Rescue Rochesterl
June 17, 2001
During this case, Judge
Arcara has refused to recuse himself, refused to change the venue to Rochester,
N.Y., where the alleged contempt occurred, refused to drop the pursuit of this
action even though a Grand Jury did not hand down an indictment against either
men. Mr. Arcara has also refused to heed the recommendations of dismissal of
the charges by Federal Magistrate Schroeder. This magistrate found in a
separate hearing that the TRO that Warren and Crawford were supposed to have
violated was expired and therefore was not a lawful order. Since that time the
US Attroney's Office, the New York State Attorney General's Office and
attorneys for the Pro-Choice Network have pushed for prosecution. Hence this
2-year action continues.
Odinance Restricting Pro-Life Freedom Ruled
The ordinance required a 30 day notice before any person or group
could demonstrate within city limits. It also required a $500.00 fee and
permission from the police chief in order to exercise one's First Amendment
rights. Judge Stadtmueller stated that the "ordinance is a a two by four across
the brow of the First Amendment face."
OSA Minister Charged With Violating Federal
Injunction For Praying In Public
June 15, 2000
While the group of Christians led by Pastor
Eric Johns worshiped and praised God, I was carrying a banner that quoted
Proverbs 11:30a (The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life)
and entered the forbidden prayer zone in front of the clinic where the killing
was going on.
Update on Legal News from Rescue
May 3, 2000
July 13th at Planned Parenthood we were charged with violating the judges
order by standing in the bubble zone and holding signs and praying. All these
events occurred on a public sidewalk. Criminal Contempt proceedings have
started and for each alleged violation we could, if found guilty, be placed in
jail for up to a year. The judge has also said that he will allow them to go
after us civilly after this criminal proceeding.
Christians Denied First Amendment
Pictures added May 10,
"The ramifications are - and
this isn't speculation, this is how it is - is that when pro-life Christians go
out to try to peacefully, lawfully protest, speak their Christian beliefs, all
bets are off - anything can happen to them - that's exactly how it is in
America right now."
of Carhart vs. Stenberg
However, there are many serious moral problems with this
legislation that Christians need to consider. First of all, many believe it
will ban late-term abortions, when in reality it wont ban any abortions
at all. It makes no attempt at stopping the killing, it merely regulates the
procedures involved. And that is its biggest moral failing. Upon what
moral principal does a Christian regulate murder?
History of the Dayton FACE
April 1, 2000
United States Department of Justice has just informed us that our FACE trial in
Dayton, Ohio has been rescheduled for May 15, 2000. It is spending most of its
time and money pursuing those it considers a real threat. Who is this threat
you ask? It is Gentle Christian moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, sons and
daughters who live out their faith in the streets of our cities. It is those
who proclaim that there is another King, one called Jesus. It is those who dare
to take the Gospel to the very gates of hell!
Two Brothers in Court for Praying in a
December 10, 1999
Please pray for the upcoming case in Dane County Circuit
Court wherein Will Goodman and Chris McKenna are facing charges of "trespass to
a medical facility" and "resisting arrest" for their peaceful physical
intervention inside the Meriter Abortion mill on Good Friday of
New York Passes a State "FACE" BilI
December 8, 1999
We pray all will join together
to stop these kind of laws especially for the abortion providers and to fight
like never before to end this industry of harvesting human souls for profit and