Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Thursday to the city of Greensboro on behalf of pro-life advocates whom police arrested for engaging in peaceful prayer outside an abortion facility. As the letter explains, the arrests should not have occurred because the pro-life volunteers, who are members of the Christian ministry Love Life, were in compliance with a Guilford County emergency proclamation related to the coronavirus crisis.
The city says it arrested the Love Life members because they traveled by car and not by foot and because they traveled from outside the county-prohibitions found nowhere in the proclamation or in any law. The city also claimed that the proclamation gives the city the authority to prohibit First Amendment activity, which is also untrue. Love Life members intentionally and carefully engaged in their activities to comply with the proclamation.
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Case Name: Guilford County v. Reeder
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