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Pro-life missionary Justin Phillips: "These places are open, they're killing babies and they're deeming this as 'essential.'"
Pro-life advocates are fighting back after being cited by police for prayerfully gathering outside abortion mills in Michigan and North Carolina, saying shelter-in-place laws don't apply to them.
Three men who were praying outside the Scotsdale Women's Center last week in Detroit were given a citation by police, and told they were violating the governor's stay at home order.
Now they're suing Michigan's pro-abortion Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the city of Detroit, challenging the constitutionality of the governor's shelter-in-place order criminalizing the free speech activity of peaceful pro-life protestors.
Pro-lifers in North Carolina are suing in federal court against Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan; four were arrested last week, with police claiming they were in violation of state and county stay-at-home orders as well.
The Thomas More Society notes the pro-lifers were in compliance with the orders, with fewer than 10 people present and keeping social distancing directives.
Authorities in Michigan and in North Carolina allow for people to be outside, calling outdoor activities "essential."
The Michigan executive order allows people "to engage in outdoor activity, including walking, hiking, running, cycling or any other recreational activity consistent with remaining at least six feet from people from outside the individual's household."
To date, eight states have deemed surgical abortions "non-essential" and other states are disregarding the First Amendment — all over the pre-eminent social issue of the day, abortion.