First Amendment reduced to 15 foot tape measure
from Mark Harrington, National Director
Columbus, OH – June 16, 2016 – The Columbus, OH City Council has proposed Ordinance 1458-2016 under the guise of protecting women and men seeking elective abortions. However, as the Ohio ACLU has declared, this ordinance would in practice "present an unacceptable barrier to free speech." Watch as Mark Harrington, National Director of Created Equal, demonstrates where the City Council wants to put us: in harm's way!
Watch the video below as Mark Harrington demonstrates where the City Council wants to put pro-lifers or view it on YouTube using this link.
Creating a 15-foot buffer around abortion facilities would censor the free speech of pro-life individuals who regularly stand outside the facility property lines to speak for preborn babies and counsel those entering. Further, if enacted, this ordinance would endanger citizens by forcing pro-lifers into busy roadways.
Read the Ohio ACLU's letter to Columbus City Attorney Pfeiffer condemning the ordinance.
See photos from the public hearing on the proposed ordinance
Take Action: Contact members of the Columbus City Council to let them know they must not censor free speech and put pro-lifers in harm's way! Contact details are available here.
"This proposed measure to censor free speech and put law-abiding pro-life men and women in harm's way is unconscionable. This is nothing more than an attempt to bully us into silence. But we will not be intimidated." – Mark Harrington, National Director, Created Equal.