Publication date: 12/13/2011 by LifeNet
No one can deny that the pro-abortion lobby in Westchester County has political muscle. Since the spring they have been pressing through their supporters in the Wetchester County Legislature to muzzle the free speech rights of protestors outside Planned Parenthood, and other abortion chambers.
Up until now, we and other pro-life groups have been working quietly to stop these efforts. And we have been partially successful, having eliminated some of the absurd ideas (bubble zones, etc) that were originally being considered. However – the legislation finally presented out of committee to the full legislative body still seriously infringed on the basic first amendment rights of peaceful, pro-lifers who go to protest abortion. More on this in future postings.
We’re pleased to report that over 40 pro-life people spoke out at the County Legislative meeting last night (December 12th, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe), including lawyers, sidewalk counselors and victims of abortion. We conclusively demonstrated that the legislation was a disgraceful attack on American values of tolerance and free speech, and the bill was sent back to committee. So the bill should be dead for this year.
Over the next several days we will be posting video from the meeting, as well as letters from attorneys and other sources, which supported the right of pro-life people to speak out peacefully at abortion chambers.