Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Saturday against the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County on behalf of David Benham and two Christian pro-life organizations. Police arrested Benham and arrested and/or cited other members of the organizations for engaging in peaceful prayer and sidewalk counseling outside an abortion facility.
As a letter ADF sent to the city last week explained, the arrests shouldn't have occurred because Benham, president of the non-profit Christian charity Cities4Life, and the other pro-life individuals associated with the Christian ministry Love Life, complied with all applicable emergency orders and proclamations related to the coronavirus crisis.
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Case Name: Benham v. City of Charlotte