Skip to comments.D.C. Admits Planned Parenthood 'Private Property' Sign was False
Posted on 08/14/2010 10:19:56 AM PDT by topher
Friday August 13, 2010
D.C. Admits Planned Parenthood 'Private Property' Sign was False
By James Tillman
Now that Planned Parenthoods lie has been exposed, it is time for the City to demand that the signs that falsely claim the public land as private property be removed, said Operation Rescues President Troy Newman.
Pro-lifers have prayed and counseled for years on the sidewalk in front of the Planned Parenthood, but earlier this year Planned Parenthood built a fence around the yard and put up signs claiming that the area was private property.
Jim Henderson of the American Center for Law and Justice told LSN at the time that Planned Parenthood's claim was false. He said that District of Columbia owns everything within 50 feet of the curb face on the street--practically up to the front doors of the Planned Parenthood. He also said that when Planned Parenthood had attempted to put up a fence before it had even been cited for illegal construction.
"We thank God for this important victory for free speech, public prayer and the First Amendment," said Patrick Mahoney. "The City of Washington, D.C. got it right when they reversed their tragic decision to arrest American citizens for simply praying on a public sidewalk."
He also warned, however, that pro-life efforts against Planned Parenthood must continue with equal force.
The city's admission comes on the eve of the "A Time to Stand" project, in which pro-life activists from around the country were going to challenge the citys ban on prayer on public property and thereby risk arrest.
"We encourage everyone that can to attend tomorrows gathering in front of the Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C. to exercise their legal right to pray and offer help to abortion-bound women there," Newman said.
"If we ignore our rights, you can bet that Planned Parenthood will be more than happy to try to take them away again so that they can continue the unabated abortion of innocent babies," he said. "We must assert our rights not for ourselves, but on behalf of the babies that would surely perish if we were not allowed to make a public stand against the killing.
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Why? That would be less money for the evil empire known as Planned Parenthood
Not a fan of tort reform?
Way, way too much lying going on in this country by our government officials/representatives......and they wonder why the majority of American people are on the verge of going ape$hit?! =.=
These are the laws the dems push; about time they suffered a little from them.
Turn the enemies weapons against them.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2525224/posts?page=16 Earlier freeper article at approximately the time this was taking place. In the end a proper title search revealed the truth. Not at all surprised to find PP was trying to steal public property.
A common belief, but inaccurate. Jefferson didn't say it, Wendell Phillips did.
I am not sure what that is all about...
Planned Parenthood is in the title of that article...
Abortuary. More truthful description than clinic.
Good idea. I hope they do.
PROPERTY TITLE SEARCH ~ a thing you pay a lawyer to do.
Thomas More Society and ADF should really consider going after the FALSE ARREST suits.
It is more to make Planned Parenthood expend resources, but also it will generate negative publicity...
Both are valid goals.
On appeal, it will be determined that the City’s property laws unfairly infringe upon the rights of public sidewalks to marry abortion clinics.