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“Godfather” of the pro-life movement reacts to abortion buffer zone case

Posted in Pro-LIfe Action League with tags , , , , , on July 2, 2014 by saynsumthn

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Joe Scheidler, founder of Pro-life Action League, reacts to the Buffer Zone case !

Scheidler called the ruling a,”victory because if they can do it in Massachusetts we can drop these bubbles zones that have that prohibited people to talk to other people all over the country…this decision has brought a sense of victory in the pro-life movement because we’ve got out first amendment rights back..I think its a tremendous victory!

Joe Scheidler, known as the “Godfather” of the pro-life movement was sued under RICO by the tolerant left and his case has been to the Supreme Court three times.

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In 1994 a 9-0 decision allowed the case to go forward to trial as a civil RICO action.

In 2003, the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 to overturn the District Court jury’s 1998 guilty finding against Scheidler and his co-defendants.

And in 2006, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled again in favor of Scheidler, putting to rest an effort by NOW to keep the case alive in the Seventh Circuit.

In the latest Federal Court decision, Judge Easterbrook ended his written opinion with the words, “This litigation has lasted far too long. At last it is over.”