Last month, San Francisco police officers issued a criminal citation to prolife hero Ron K. for praying outside a Planned Parenthood abortion mill. Ron has maintained a peaceful presence at the facility for more than a decade, praying for women and offering them life-giving alternatives to abortion. Ron allegedly violated the city’s “shelter in place“ ordinance, which allows abortionists to operate without restrictions, yet suppressed the speech of those who would dare to provide women with accurate information about abortion procedures as well as resources to help women carry their babies to term.
We are pleased to report that all charges against Ron have been dismissed!
“From what I can tell, this was a politically motivated citation by a disgruntled police officer who wanted to curry favor with Planned Parenthood,” said Life Legal affiliate attorney Mike Millen. “Charging Ron with a violation was absurd because the charge involved proving that he was ‘likely’ to ‘imperil the lives or property of inhabitants of this City and County’. We are grateful that the DA saw the light.”
Furthermore, the city attorney has assured us that pro-lifers outside the city’s abortion mills will no longer be criminally cited for violating the shelter-in-place order.
The criminal citation was a gross overreach of the city’s authority. As long as Planned Parenthood is permitted to kill babies, pro-life advocates like Ron must be allowed to provide women with accurate information about abortion as well as resources to help women carry their babies to term. Life Legal stands ready to fight for the rights of pro-life sidewalk witnesses to speak the truth about abortion at all times.