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Judge Rules State Canít Stop Pro-Lifers From Reading Bible Outside Abortion Clinic
LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec, 4, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger

Posted on 12/04/2019 11:49:43 AM PST by Morgana

Iowa pro-life advocates won a legal victory this fall when a federal judge ruled in favor of their right to free speech outside of abortion facilities in the state.

Anthony Miano and Nicholas Rolland, both of Davenport, are pro-life advocates who stand outside Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities in Iowa to be a voice for unborn babies. They stand on the public sidewalks, read aloud from the Bible, preach and speak to people walking in and out of the abortion facilities.

In 2018, they challenged a state law that prohibits “loud and raucous noise in the vicinity of any residence or public building which causes unreasonable distress to the occupants thereof,” according to the American Center for Law & Justice, a well-known pro-life Christian legal group, which represented them.

The AP reports U.S. District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger ruled in the pro-life advocates’ favor on Sept. 26. Then on Monday, she ordered the state to pay $130,000 for legal fees for Miano and Rolland, according to the report.

“This is an important victory for our clients, for pro-life advocates and the unborn, and for free speech,” the ACLJ responded.

The pro-life preachers challenged the law after Miano was prosecuted for a violation “just for spreading a message of hope and peace outside abortion clinics,” according to the ACLJ.

They argued that the state law violated the First Amendment by restricting the public from commenting on important issues like abortion.

“In essence, these individuals were threatened with a prosecution for engaging in protected speech outside of an abortion clinic,” ACLJ Director of Policy Professor Harry Hutchison said. “We challenged the constitutionality of the Iowa law which makes it a misdemeanor to make a loud and raucous noise in the vicinity of any residence or public building which causes unreasonable distress to the occupants, thereof.”

In September, the federal judge agreed that the law was unconstitutionally vague and violated free speech rights, the AP reports.

Pro-life advocates called Ebinger’s ruling a victory for free speech.

“Essentially, this law was unconstitutionally vague, and second, dependent on the reaction to third parties,” Hutchinson said. “We’re happy to report that the judge found in favor of our clients on the merits. Essentially the statute was declared unconstitutional.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: Indiana; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionclinic; anthonymiano; indiana; infanticide; iowa; medicareforall; mikepence; nicholasrolland; obamacare; petebuttigieg; plannedparenthood; prolife; southbend
FReepers I had just posted on this last night now Life News has "the rest of the story" as Paul Harvey used to say!
1 posted on 12/04/2019 11:49:43 AM PST by Morgana
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Here was the post I did last night...

https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3798193/posts


2 posted on 12/04/2019 11:50:02 AM PST by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Note that Ebinger is a Leftist appointed by Obama.


3 posted on 12/04/2019 11:53:22 AM PST by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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To: Morgana
Iowa pro-life advocates won a legal victory this fall when a federal judge ruled in favor of their right to free speech outside of abortion facilities in the state.

Decisions like this are wrong even when they go in our favor. Freedom of speech is not freedom to be heard. In-your-face "free speech" is wrong whether it comes from pro-life folks at abortion clinics or antifa folks blocking highways (which isn't even speech, but that's a different issue).

ML/NJ

4 posted on 12/04/2019 12:04:52 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

Since 1973 seems like pro lifers have had less free speech since ANTIFA. ANTIFA does far worse stuff and police does nothing to stop them, and punishes us when we dare drive through them. The media freaked out when Trump called ATIFA what they are terrorists, yet the media demonizes pro lifers every chance they get.


5 posted on 12/04/2019 12:08:59 PM PST by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana; SkyPilot; Roman_War_Criminal; null and void; metmom; Mom MD; Syncro; melsec; Karliner; ...
[read aloud from the Bible, preach and speak to people]

Great news on this ruling. It will eventually become illegal. Everywhere in the world. Eventually no man (or woman) will be allowed to do this except underground.

Especially during the Great Tribulation. Tribulation saints will have hard times even finding Bibles. For what little it's worth, I quote Scripture to try and get copies of it to all parts of the world. So I always pray that lurkers copy the text and paste it to their friends, or even print copies on paper. There will be a great hunger for the Word.

Revelation 13:1-9 King James Version

1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.


7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

6 posted on 12/04/2019 12:09:20 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: ml/nj
"Decisions like this are wrong even when they go in our favor. Freedom of speech is not freedom to be heard. In-your-face "free speech" is wrong whether it comes from pro-life folks at abortion clinics or antifa folks blocking highways (which isn't even speech, but that's a different issue)."

Agreed. This decision also gives the lefties the right to congregate outside conservative's homes to harass and intimidate them, like what happened to Tucker Carlson.

7 posted on 12/04/2019 12:12:11 PM PST by circlecity
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To: Morgana

What? Their page turning isn’t too loud?


8 posted on 12/04/2019 12:28:52 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: Morgana

Obviously great news but after 3 more great sc picks t the great will just say are you tired of winning. mt rushmore


9 posted on 12/04/2019 1:42:18 PM PST by genghis
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To: jjotto

She was appointed by Obama, but I believe she’s a Republican.


10 posted on 12/04/2019 1:52:47 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: SaveFerris

Thanks for a Biblical peek into the
Future.


11 posted on 12/04/2019 3:16:05 PM PST by Syncro (Facts is Facts)
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To: circlecity

Except that personal residences should be exempt. If they hate Tucker that much, then they can protest outside Fox studios.


12 posted on 12/04/2019 4:04:01 PM PST by Prince of Space (Where’s Hunter?)
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To: Syncro

At you service, brother.

Godspeed.


13 posted on 12/04/2019 11:13:53 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Mr. Lucky; jjotto; Liz

Yes, Republican. I was was shocked by this. Well, broken clock.

I can’t believe this one slipped past Bammy. Wonder how she is on the 2nd Amendment?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Goodgame_Ebinger


14 posted on 12/05/2019 1:39:24 AM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: dp0622

Above and to 6

Another quick snippet - FWIW


15 posted on 12/05/2019 1:51:06 AM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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Oh you were already on the ping list probably -— oops


16 posted on 12/05/2019 1:52:05 AM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: SaveFerris

Republicans held firm control of the Senate at the time of her nomination and confirmation. Doubtless a trade-off of some sort.


17 posted on 12/05/2019 6:00:54 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

Ah - OK - TFTI


18 posted on 12/05/2019 12:29:33 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Morgana

Wonderful news!


19 posted on 12/06/2019 8:13:08 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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