A pro-lifer was arrested for disorderly conduct outside an abortion clinic in Chicago, home of the “Bubble zone.” The video certainly doesn’t seem to show any disorderly conduct or any approach by pro-lifer Joe Holland towards anyone. In fact, he’s standing completely still praying.
Check it out:
Fox News reports:
A Chicago man says he’s fighting charges of disorderly conduct for simply standing on a public sidewalk and praying.
Joseph Holland, a 25-year-old graduate student at Northwestern University, says he was standing still praying the rosary outside a Planned Parenthood facility in downtown Chicago July 3 when police arrested him for violating the city’s new “Bubble Zone” ordinance.
The law, passed in October, states that a person cannot approach within 8 feet of another person without consent “for the purpose of passing a leaflet or handbill to, displaying a sign to, or engaging in oral protest, education or counseling” within 50 feet from any health care facility.
It also says a person cannot “by force or threat of force or by physical obstruction” intentionally interfere with any person entering or leaving any health care facility.
But Holland says he didn’t approach or interfere with anyone.
There is so much confusion even seemingly among police concerning what the “bubble zone” ordinance actually means. And the pro-aborts are attempting to intimidate pro-lifers by purposefully misconstruing the ordinance.
Prayers for Joe Holland and huzzahs for his courage.