Sunday, February 12, 2006
To Serve and Protect
Most people will recognize this motto as that of the police. But as most prolifers know this does not apply to those who are prolife and still less for those who act on their prolife principles. Examples of unlawful harassment of prolife citizens can be read here.
Still knowing this, the account of Joel Fernandez being arrested in Boston for trying to hand an abortion minded woman a pamphlet, surprised me. For updates on the court case you can read the Boston Rescuer here. I picked up the story from Catholic World news here.
Will union workers on the picket line who hand out literature be arrested? No. Will Jehovah Witness who attempt home invasions and literature distribution be arrested? Don't think so.
The buffer zone law has denied prolifers the right to peaceably assemble, the right to free speech has been threatened by declaring it "hate speech", and now prolifers lose their ability to leaflet. The truth is a very threatening thing and in this country very threatened.