Pro-lifers to press charges against abortion security guard who maced them w/o cause

ABORTION PROTESTERS SAY THEY WERE PEPPER SPRAYED
Associated Press January 23, 2013

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Jackson police say three abortion protesters, including a 15-year-old, have indicated they will press charges against a security guard they say sprayed them with pepper spray outside Mississippi’s only abortion clinic.

Jackson police spokeswoman Colendula Green says the three protesters got into an argument with the guard Wednesday morning after he turned on a sprinkler system and got them wet outside the Jackson Women’s Health Organization in north Jackson. ( More details from OneNewsNow)

Green says the guard could face three counts of simple assault if the three press charges.

Green says the three were treated at Jackson hospital. She did not have their names.

Groups from both sides of the abortion issue have been demonstrating outside the clinic this week. Tuesday was the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

Attacked by security guard
Early on Wednesday, one of the pro-lifers outside the Jackson clinic was attacked. A church service was being held and leaflets distributed on the public sidewalk led by Doug Lane, a board member of Pro-Life Mississippi and director of Pastors for Life Mississippi.

“They took a lawn sprinkler and placed in on the public sidewalk where we normally stand and turned that on,” he tells OneNewsNow, “and there was a discussion between one of our people and the security guard about how could they do that.”

While the pro-lifers posed no threat, Lane says evidently the security guard did not like something that was said. “And he pulled his mace out, lunged forward, and sprayed this gentleman and his minor son with mace,” he explains. “They were standing on the public sidewalk. I was about 15 feet from there, and he came up and sprayed me.”

Lane has already been in touch with attorneys who are making plans for legal action. As soon as he recovers from the mace, Lane plans to be back at the clinic to convince women to give their unborn child life.

From Christian News Network:

Mississippi were hospitalized this morning after being incapacitated with pepper spray by a guard as they sang hymns outside of the last abortion facility in the state.
The incident took place at approximately 8:30 this morning as the Christians stood on the public sidewalk outside of Jackson Women’s Health Organization in the state capital. As previously reported, the location, being the last abortion facility in Mississippi, may possibly close this year as it is unable to comply with state law.

Cal Zastrow, one of the men that was struck by the pepper spray this morning, told Christian News Network that the guard, Roy Benjamin, did not want the Christians anywhere near the facility.

“He came off the abortion mill property and put an oscillating sprinkler on the sidewalk to get all the pro-lifers wet,” Zastrow explained. “My 15-year-old held his boot over the sprinkler, so the bottom of his boot was getting sprayed but he wasn’t.”

However, just moments later as Zastrow and the others were singing hymns on the sidewalk, Benjamin began to unleash pepper spray on those gathered.
“He sprayed me in my mouth,” Zastrow said. “So, it went into the back of my mouth and into my throat and up to my eyeballs.”

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