Monday, April 2, 2012

Obama Admin Ordered To Pay $120K To Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselor Susan Pine

April 2, 2012 - Sometimes, justice is served. And sometimes, Justice gets served -- and loses.
"The Obama administration has been forced to pay a pro-life advocate it targeted with a lawsuit $120,000," reports, "and it has dropped its case against the Florida woman helping women find abortion alternatives." The pro-life advocate is Mary Susan Pine, who counsels women against abortion and steers them to non-abortion alternatives.

The Obama Administration did not like that, and Attorney General Eric Holder charged Pine with blocking an abortion clinic entrance. That, said Holder's Justice Department, was a violation of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (“FACE”).

In late 2010, Holder went for an injunction to keep Pine and anyone with her off of the driveways of the Presidential Women's Center in West Palm Beach. A lawsuit filed in August 2012 in U.S. District Court was  "the first time anyone in Florida has been charged under the 16-year-old Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act," according to Sharon Levin, vice president and general counsel of the National Abortion Federation as quoted by the Sun-Sentinel.

This is only the first round of the Obama court battle against a pro-life advocate in Florida. It's "a battle that saw the administration unfairly seek to punish a peaceful sidewalk counselor under a law meant to stop violence and intimidation," says LifeNews. See the full story: "Obama Admin Forced to Pay $120K After Targeting Pro-Lifer."