Federal Court Blocks NY Attorney General’s Attempt to Stop Christians From Praying at Abortion Clinics

(LifeNews) A three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed its prior opinion and affirmed the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction sought by New York Attorney General Letitia James, thus denying her attempt to censor the Christian and pro-life speech of 13 defendants outside Choices Women’s Medical Center in Jamaica, NY.

Liberty Counsel’s client Scott Fitchett, Jr., is a pre-K teacher who has spent Saturdays peacefully sharing the gospel on public sidewalks throughout New York City, including outside Choices “to persuade women to change their minds about seeking an abortion by communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

In a well-written and lengthy opinion, U.S. District Judge Carol Bagley Amon previously denied an injunction sought by the attorney general against the pro-life Christians who counsel women and preach the gospel on the public sidewalks outside the abortion facility.  (Read More)