Pro-Life Mississippi

Mississippi Federal Judge Disregards Decades of Supreme Court Precedent Declaring Public Sidewalks Off Limits for Free Speech

JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 4, 2016 — In a shocking and unprecedented ruling in Life Legal’s Garza v. Jackson Public School District case, Judge Henry Wingate obliterated one of our most fundamental rights—the right to engage in free speech activities on the public sidewalk. The Supreme Court has reiterated time and time again that students do not …

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Fifth Circuit Hears Oral Arguments On Pro-Life Speech

Seeking injunction to protect sidewalk counselors from harassment This afternoon, Life Legal’s lead attorney, Katie Short, appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit seeking a preliminary injunction against the Chief of Police and other officers of the City of Jackson, Mississippi to protect the First Amendment rights of pro-life speakers. The …

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Mississippi’s Jackson Police Department Sued for Civil Rights Violations

Life Legal Defense Foundation filed a lawsuit on July 23, 2014, against the City of Jackson Mississippi Police Department in United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Jackson Division. LLDF is representing Pro-Life Mississippi in the case charging the city’s law enforcement division with blatant and ongoing violation of free speech rights …

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General Recap & Update (Summer 2014)

Mississippi v. Ester Mann, Harriet Ashley, and Ron Nederhoed (Miss.)—Sidewalk counselors arrested for obstructing the sidewalk while peacefully praying and holding signs on the public sidewalk outside Mississippi’s last standing abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Jackson Police Department officers claim that the activists’ signs and chairs constitute an obstruction, despite leaving 4 feet of …

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As Abortionist Faces Suit by Alabama Department of Public Health, A Mississippi Victim is Rushed to the Hospital

Earlier this week an Alabama judge began reviewing arguments in a hearing for a permanent injunction against Birmingham’s illegal New Woman All Women abortion clinic, its operator Diane Derzis, and abortionist Bruce Norman. Today, Life Legal Defense Foundation released photos (link courtesy of Operation Rescue, pictures courtesy of Pro-Life Mississippi) of a female victim being …

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